"Just heard a CD by newcomer Leigh Silver and are we ever impressed!
She is like a mix of Avril Lavigne meets Joan Jett but definitely has her own sound and style.
You can expect to hear more about this major musical talent."
-New Music Weekly, 1/23/04
"#2 Best Female Vocals of all time"
"It is my personal and somewhat professional opinion that Leigh Silver and the Bitterthings are and will be the next big thing."
-Black Angel Records
"The album conjures up visions of old No Doubt, new Liz Phair and old Green Day... cuteness and pop-hooks of Avril, with a bit punkier sound and 'less assembled by the record label feel',
Originally hailing from Philadelphia, Leigh spent her first few years in Los Angeles in Rock Star 101 as
a main bartender at LA's premier rock breeding ground, the Troubadour.
She is now a professional model.
Most recently chosen first out of 40 girls for Los Angeles, Playboy Girls of Golf.
Finals at the Playboy Mansion in March of 2006.
She was not created by producers of a "reality" show, or assembled in a "Franken-Popstar" type laboratory in sunny Florida. She honed her craft on the mean streets of Philadelphia using a trial-by-fire regiment to develop her incredible voice,
stage presence, and songwriting skills.
Instead of aspiring for a slot on the Mickey Mouse Klub, she packed-up and moved to LA.
Instead of singing live to a DAT, she formed a kick-ass live band,
Within a few shows, Hollywood was abuzz about the new-kid-in-town, and soon after she was working on a debut EP with the respected musical forces of Tommy Stinson, (Replacements, Guns n' Roses) Chris Vrenna, (Nine Inch Nails)
John Dolmayan, (System of a Down) Mark Blasquez, (Line 6) and Bill Kennedy
Since, she has co-written 26 songs with legendary producer/songwriter Kim Fowley and has also worked with Lucky 7,
Shaun Kama (Damnation, Blood Junkies), and many others including vocals for the debut CD of the Line (Volcom).
Leigh Silver & the Bitterthings have been rapidly expanding their presence online and in the
Los Angeles music scene with appearances at top clubs throughout the region
*Leigh's first CD, Catfight, (featuring above artists)
was nominated for best song and album of the year -2002(justplainfolks.com)
*All 6 songs on her second EP were licensed to MTV for use on 3 of its original series --
Surf Girls, Camp Jim and now~
The finale of Laguna Beach. episode #111(mtv.com)
*January 2003 cover girl of California Song Magazine (50,000 distribution in California)
*Los Angeles's All Access magazine awards The Bitterthings,
" Best Pop band in Los Angeles, 2003"
*Featured on live 105fm in San Francisco and 103.5fm The Fox in Canada,
WRFR FM in Maine and receiving air play at numerous other radio stations across North America, Europe, and the internet.
*Many live on-air radio and internet appearances*Received three glowing reviews in Music Connection
*Featured at numerous on-line magazines, indie movies, internet radio programs, and music websites as well as
"Track of the day" for four different songs -- three in rock and one in pop -- at garageband.com
*Continuously sells out of CDs at CD Baby.com-where she currently has distribution
The last Leigh Silver & the Bitterthings EP was completed in June 2003.
The second EP was co-produced by Sean O'Dwyer & Leigh Silver.
Other projects Sean has worked on have included: Sum 41, Blink 182, Fenix TX, Strife, and the GoGo's.
*Presently, Leigh is working on new songs with Bill Kennedy and Sean O' Dwyer as well as recording a spec demo at Interscope with Gina Schock of the GoGo's-who is producing as well as playing drums.
*Demo includes songs by Jimmy Harry
(Britney Spears, Fischer Spooner, Kimberly Clarkson, Ashlee Simpson, Skye Sweetnum)
*Engineered by Jose Alcantar(Interscope).
Check out the artist's website:
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