SilentJ began in the early Spring of 2007 with two acoustic guitars on a backyard deck in Ellicott City, MD. We soon added a third guitar that quickly transformed into a bass. Months later, another meeting on the deck turned up a drummer from down the street. Days later, SilentJ was born in a basement jam session.
During the spring and summer months of 2007, SilentJ (Kevin Brady, Jeff Daro, John Mauser, Tim Newman) worked continuously to harness the raw energy that each individual brought to the table to produce a sound they could call their own. Not long after, SilentJ played for the first time in front of an audience at a Labor Day Festival that marked the end of a great summer of musical discovery and the beginning of greater things to come!
Since then, SilentJ has composed some 20+ original pieces and has carefully selected a set of cover tunes that collectively offers a musical library that distinguishes SilentJ from the rest of the Baltimore live music scene.
People ask how the band was formed, and we can only answer, organically. It just happened.
Throughout 2008, SilentJ has played a number of notable Baltimore and surrounding area establishments in both intimate acoustic venues to full stage productions in clubs such as Sonar, Pickles Pub, The 8x10 Club, The Brass Monkey Saloon, The Whiskey in Annapolis, The Red House, The Fish Head Cantina, Cacao Lane, and more. We continue to grow a fantastic fan base that is enthusiastic and thirsty! We look forward to bringing that energy to your establishment.
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John Mauser - Lead vocals and Rhythm Guitar
Jeff Daro - Lead Guitar
Tim Newman - Bass Guitar
Kevin Brady - Drums and Percussion
A sampling of venues where SilentJ has performed.
The 8x10 Club
The Brass Monkey Saloon
The Clarendon Grill
The Fish Head Cantina
The Red House Saloon
The Sykesville Roastaville
The Whiskey in Annapolis
Downloadable Press Photos
Downloadable Band Art
Downloadable Stage Plot
For lighting and sound technicians, we have a downloadable stage plot. Our sound engineer Jon Alexander is also
available for further questions if necessary. Just use our Contact Us
page to get in touch with him.
Stage Plot in PDF Format
SilentJ plays an eclectic blend of original music, classics, and primarily 90's progressive rock. We like to mix our
set lists up for every show, matching the song selection to the venue. We've even been known to do an acoustic set from
time to time. Our covers are from bands like Matthew Sweet, Better Than Ezra, Third Eye Blind, Lowen and Navarro, R.E.M.,
The Beatles, Radiohead, Green Day, Screaming Trees, Goo Goo Dolls, Cheap Trick, Gin Blossoms, Weezer, Split Enz,
The Foo Fighters, James, Live, Lit, Material Issue and more.
Here is a list of songs, we are currently rotating through at various shows.