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The "j" Is silent

Singer/Songwriter Silent St. j, perfectly marries Alternative Folk and ethereal vocals creating an emotional resonance with their music. They have the ability to enchant listeners with honest and captivating lyrics and their hauntingly soothing voice. Silent St. j sparks a sense of wonder in the hearts of any audience, taking listeners on a journey through the liminal spaces of their mind.

As a child, Silent St. j often spent their time lost in the depths of their thoughts and dreams. Inspired by films, they would imagine narratives to escape their reality, and began writing songs as a means to accompany the surreal movies they had playing in the back of their mind. To this day Silent St. j continues to use this method to create their music, but now using it to explore and understand the intricacies of their neurodiversity, mental health, and the vastness of their emotions. By blending their introspective lyrics, gentle guitar picking, and a voice of velvet, Silent St. j invokes a hypnotic ambiance to produce their songs.

Based in the unceded and ancestral lands of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish Nations, Silent St. j has become a bright light in the local music scene. They have been featured as a musical guest on various local radio shows such as CiTR’s ‘The Medicine Show’ and CJSF’s ‘Melodies in Mind 2.0. In 2018, They shared the stage as a choir member with Grammy Award winning artist, Daniel Caesar at the Juno Awards. They have performed live at the 2019 Winnipeg Folk Festival, participating in the Stingray Young Performers Program. Silent St. j also had the privilege of being mentored by Juno Award winning singer/songwriter William Prince. Although COVID-19 took a toll on live performances, Silent St. j continued to share their music. They had the pleasure of headlining the virtual edition of Commercial Drive's annual Car Free Day festival in 2020, as well as performing at the FAR-West 2021 Virtual Conference. They have been honoured to work with the owners of Capsule Studios and creative directors of the Producers Lounge series, Jane Aurora and Mary Ancheta on their debut single “Veiled” released in spring 2022. In 2023, Silent St. j released their debut full length album “Alexithymia” funded by Canada Council for the Arts and FACTOR. They preformed at the 2023 Canada Music Week, as well as the 2023 Khatsahlano Street Party, and North Vancouver’s Shipyards Festival. Over the past year Silent St. j has performed at over 50 live shows. Including the Root Dwellers Showcase, Vancouver Mural Festival, Vancouver Winter Arts Festival, The Vines Art Festival, and opened for Portland based band ‘Never Come Down” at the Biltmore Cabaret. Silent St. j also headlined the Black Women in Indie & Folk Showcase at the Fox Cabaret. Recently Silent St. j was a semi finalist of the MRG Group's 2024 Elevate Music Project hosted by Biltmore Cabaret.


They were a feature artist in Black Van Club, the Vancouver guardian and featured as April's spotlight artist on Ontario Presents, and featured in CBC’s Radio Canada. Silent St. j was also a featured artist in the Guilt & Co. 'Guilt by Association' series.


"You gotta see this lovely live. Someone I was sitting beside said, "I felt every detail of the feeling being expressed. The depth and the subtleties." And I thought that description was as so accurate. Very present artist, and generous. I think generosity of spirit is what makes great artists great. They can create true connection moments. I have a bit of a "wow" -hangover after catching Silent St. j's performance."

 Kyla Ferrier

- Sofar Sounds Vancouver


Bandages || Live @ Sofar vancouver || Silent St. j

nostalgia || Live @ Root Dwellers || Silent St. j

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