Robert Stevenson and Spencer Walker aren’t your typical musicians. They don’t particularly care about fame or fortune. They care about making music because they want to create a shared experience for their fans. Hailing from England, these two friends make up the band A Silent Film.
Stevenson and Walker have been playing the drums together since their youth. In 2007, they released their first album as A Silent Film and began touring the UK and Portugal. Their accessible sound has landed them touring spots with OneRepublic, Scouting for Girls, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Temper Trap, Sleigh Bells, Biffy Clyro, Fitz & The Tantrums, Civil Twilight, Athlete and Blue October.
In 2015 they released their EP, New Year, and set up secret shows in non-traditional venues around the US using production elements crafted entirely by the band. With only 50 guests watching each performance they created an intimate and interactive show that allowed fans to experience the music in a personal way. The fans are the driving force behind A Silent Film and Stevenson and Walker want to make their listeners feel like they’re an integral part of the music.
“We just make the music we want to make and it’s kind of overwhelming to us that people seem to respond to it. So, if they think it’s special, then it is special.”
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