Carving out a niche for themselves, Sillken brings to the stage personality and panache with an overlay of chic and reality with their fusion of rootsy folk pop-rock. Sillken's music is eclectic, ranging from heart wrenching lyrics to pure fun, all wrapped up in a clean delivery. Proudly replicating no one, their songs are fresh and sweet resisting cookie cutter formulae. Rooted in brutal honesty, autobiography, fiction, fact and the craft of storytelling, Sillken's music reflects 'outside of the box' production, setting them apart yet reminiscent of legends such as Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, Mazzie Star, Neil Young, Emmy Lou Harris, Nico-Christa Päffgen, and Tom Waits.
Band MembersSillken is made up of MICHELE SCHMIDT & KEN CADE - formerly two solo artists until recently - you may have seen them at the Freetimes, C'est What, and at other various acoustic gathering spots around Toronto. Michele and Ken moved to Vancouver four years ago, where they are active on the west coast music scene.
2013 - WinterFolk Festival, Toronto
2012 - Sillken in Wonderland EP produced by Winston Productions
2011 - Breathe - Holiday compilation, Canadian Lung Association - Christmas Time
2011 - Serenity Performing Arts Centre, Birch Island, BC - showcase.
2010 - W.O.A. compilation cd-Adios Barcelona
2010 - Winterfolk Festival, Toronto
2010 - 20th LA Music Awards, Nominee for 'Adios Barcelona'.
2009 - Red Carpet VIP guest at the 19th LA Music Awards receiving nomination plaque; presenting Jack Douglas with Career Achievement Award.
2009 - Junior's Cave Online Magazine (Aug-Nov 09) - interview.
2009 - CJSF 90.1 FM live radio.
2009 - Way of Life on Goin' Back Home compilation cd, Quickstar Productions. Mp3 available on iTunes.
2009 - Darkhorse Radio - Show #103 - Adios Barcelona.
2009 - CJSF 90.1 FM Live Radio
2009 - Fresh Music Express Radio - Adios Barcelona, Way of Life.
2009 - URB Magazine's NEXT 1000 freshest sound - Adios Barcelona.
2009 - Showcase - VIMBC
2009 - Celtica Radio - Way of Life.
2009 - Neon Production Radio - Adios Barcelona, Way of Life.
2009 - Indie104 - iRADIO LA - Adios Barcelona, Way of Life.
2009 - 16th Billboard World Song Contest - Honorable Mention for songs: Home, Way of Life.