Famous Burlingtonians

Silverstein - Rock Band

A five-piece post-hardcore band, Silverstein formed in Burlington in 2000. They have since released eight studio albums: When Broken is Easily Fixed, Discovering the Waterfront, Arrivals & Departures, A Shipwreck in the Sand, Rescue, Short Songs, This Is How the Wind Shifts and I Am Alive In Everything I Touch. They have toured extensively in Canada, the US, the UK and Europe. In 2006, the band was nominated for a Juno Award for Breakthrough Group of the Year.  Silverstein has performed over 2000 shows across 41 countries while selling over 1.1 million albums worldwide.In 2019, Silverstein released a new single featuring Caleb Shomo titled “Burn It Down”. Silverstein released Redux: The First Ten Years, which features newly recorded versions of selected songs from their first four studio albums.

We formed 17 years ago in a basement where we rehearsed and wrote the initial songs that would kickstart our career.  We were inspired by the rich independent music scene that was thriving in Burlington at the time.  Our weekends were spent performing at community centres and halls across the city.  The music scene that developed went on to conquer the international stage and has kept us going ever since.  We owe our start to Burlington!

Canada 150 - Silverstein

Cogeco Interview of Silverstein by Deb Tymstra