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SilentBark / Bio

We all have day jobs. There are no aspirations to get a record deal or hit it big. We just enjoy playing music and providing the soundtrack to the party. SilentBark is a musical release for five talented people dedicated to entertainment and generating a fun atmosphere. We do it well, creatively and professionally. It is our job is to get the crowd engaged.

SilentBark was formed in 2004 and has been rocking the West Michigan scene and surrounding areas since, opening for regional and national acts as well as playing local venues, corporate events and special occasions.

The group consists of 5 seasoned musicians. Tom and Greg previously gigged for about 6 years under the name RumpleStump (House band for Taps for 1.5yrs, Hasting Summerfest - 5 yrs, WYCE Jammies one year). Chonk was a founding member of seminal Kalamazoo punk band FA-Q that toured extensively and released 5 records. Steve is a long time veteran of the West Michigan music scene as well as founding member the Unknown Legend band. Leah Marie, formerly of She Said, frequently plays solo shows as well as special appearances at local Open Mics.

Our set list is diverse and we work hard to ensure we play the songs in our own original way. Consider the artists we cover; Ting Tings, Arctic Monkeys, Talking Heads, Weezer, Pink, White Stripes, U2, Adele, The Offspring, Counting Crows, One Republic and Led Zeppelin! We inspires butts to wiggle and people to groove. Maybe that's why we've been named West Michigan's favorite party band!

General Info

Band Members
Chonk - Guitar/Vocals, Tom Wiswell - Bass/Vocals, Steve Manifold - Guitar/Vocals
Artist Name
Profile Page
Rock / Alternative / Roots

Contact Info

Grand Rapids, MI