Kia Ora/ Welcome to the Silverwoodstudio site. Here you will find an eclectic group of musicians playing an amazing array of instruments such as guitars (classical and electric) bass, with stand up piano, keys didgereedoo, cello, violin ebo, cajon, banjo and sitar.
Americana, Folk, Rock, Alt Country, Dancehall, Alternative, Blues, Ambient, Progressive Rock, Electronica and Kiwiana.
The music on this indie site generates from one family and three bands. The bands 'Silverwood', 'Weave', & 'The Honeysmiths' all include members of' the Barrer family, from the South Island of New Zealand/Aotearoa.
17 Number 1 Online Hits 2007 to 2016 (see below for list and genre)
Plan B #1 Alternative
Dolls on Parade #1 Jazz
Epitaph #1 Ambient
We Gotta Go Back #1 Folk / Americana
Calling Me #1 Classic &
My Hometown #1 Easy listening /
Frank #1 Comedy
Long Shadows #1 Alt. Retro &
House of The Lord #1 Christian/ Spiritual
The Great Divide #1 World Music
Strange Times #1 Comedy
On An Island # 1 Classic & Prog
Gondwana #1 World Music
The Nobody #1 Folk / Americana
Hairdressers # 1 Comedy (for 2 wks)
Man in a Shack #1 Comedy
Cold hearted Ways #1 Alt Retro &
ARTISTS that feature in the music include;
Leo H Barrer, Sharon Ware, Jake Barrer, Rob Barrer, Lori Asquith, Santosha Phillips, June Fallen and Ana Iti.
Golden Kayak Winning Songs
Gondwana # World Music
Membrane Over Liquid Velvet # Ambient
With You Now #Live Performance
"A consortium of artists from this unique NZ studio reminds us that it's about the music! It's not about contracts, glitz, magazine covers or production... just the music, thanks. I love indie!"
Nominated for Golden Kayak 2015. A touch of Ska, a pinch of Pop, choppy guitar riffs, and counterpoint vocals make for a danceable tune.
FRANK feat Leo
A DESCENT INTO MADNESS WITH AN IMAGINARY FRIEND-#4 in Comedy
PLAN B feat Sharon Ware
My heart won't be stomped upon by anyone
I dance to the beat of a different drum
Nice strong vocal backed with acoustic guitars , cello, Cohan, Ebo, and a little magic from New Zealand
Dolls on Parade feat Sharon Ware
Reached #1 in ALL GENRES Mellow pop ballad decorated with sweet vocals caressing the song
CALLING ME feat JAKE
reached #1 Classic and Progressive Rock-!WHEN ONE LOSES A LOVED ONE- VOICES CALL
OSAMA BIN LADEN
This tune was concieved written and recorded after Bin Ladens death in 2011 and finished by the end of that year. We decided not to put it out to the public as some may have found it tasteless. Osama was a a bad man no doubt but the whole scenario was complicated, and Saudi Arabia appeared to be at the heart of the twin towers destruction. Years have past and now we are releasing this ballad
reached #1 in Ambient Genre: Honouring those who have gone before
The Nobody feat Rob
Reached #1 in Folk/Americana! The outcast from society, but the Nobody will survive!
With you Now feat Lori
Classical accoustic guitar, with Loris charming vocals-reached top 10 in genre!
Reached #1 on World Genre Charts, Cashbox Magazine-
BROWN SHOES( remix)
WHAT TO WEAR TO THE GIG .BROWN SHOES
We Gotta Go Back feat Rob Leo Ana
reached #1 in Folk /Americana, A hunting song set in the forests of New Zealand
LONG SHADOWS feat Rob
#1 in Alternative Retro & Psychadelic-Elements of the Doors meets Dire Straits; THE PREDATOR
MAN IN A SHACK feat Leo
REACHED #1 IN COMEDY HILLBILLY FUNK BALLAD ABOUT A MAN, A DOG, A KNIFE, AND A GUN
The Wave feat Jake
A free spirit beyond the bonds of human endeavour! Another unsolicited gem I've recently discovered
HAIRDRESSERS feat Rob Re-Mastered
12 weeks at #1 in Comedy what is important in these times- HAIRDRESSERS & REAL ESTATE AGENTS
DEVIL AND THE GOOD LORD feat LEO and SHARON
A NEW LOOK AT THE OLDEST TALE,
"Said God to the Devil I have a plan"
MY HOMETOWN feat Leo and Sharon
Reached #1 Easy Listening, Everyone has a hometown.
BOOK OF LIFE feat Leo / Sharon
LIFE LIVED TO THE FULL- great song, beautiful lyrics with vocals, you want to hang onto every word
THE GREAT DIVIDE
#1 in World Genre.The Great Divide is the journey from life to death- MOVIE SCORE
ON AN ISLAND feat Jake
I love Silverwoodstudio's music,it has such an authentic, natural sound to it... it's mellow and gentle..
Never to know -just what we never know!
THE TRUTH feat Leo
THE TRUTH -THERE ARE MANY WHO HAVE DIED-FOR THE TRUTH
IF YOU FALL feat Leo and Sharon
Themes of childhood, war. Our willingness to be there when our children / loved ones are in need.
Hollow Victory feat Jake
victory can also leave a bitter taste
membrane over liquid velvet
LIVING IN A FANTASY feat Jake
THE LINE BEWEEN TRUTH AND FICTION BLURS- ROCK ANTHEM
HOUSE OF THE LORD feat Leo and Jake
#1 in Spiritual- a Dream-Morphs into a Gospel chorus-Love your enemies one day you may need them
SEE YOU ON THE MOON feat Jake
Jake wrote this song after his 16 year old sister was killed in a car crash, Jake was only 15!
4/17/2016 5:49:41 PM
Glad to hear you are on the mend. I've been having some health issues as well and since my mom passed I've been more conscious of trying to make the most of everyday.
BTW ~ I thought I heard vocals on your song Epitaph about half way through!! But in any case it's a beautiful composition that we both enjoy very much. Maybe I imagined the vocals. It wouldn't be the first time!
4/7/2016 7:11:46 PM
Hey Rob thank you so much for the great write up on your station. I truly appreciate that you took out special time to do that. It was really great. I especially love the "taken a well known and loved folk tune, and pulled down the blinds" that is a fab quote I love it.
4/6/2016 7:11:47 PM
Your station "Indy Spirit" does not have a shout box so I came to your page.
Than you for adding "the sound of silence" to your station and your support over the years
Your the best,
4/5/2016 8:28:28 PM
Thank you for your support on the pipeline.
3/20/2016 1:42:37 PM
...enjoying The Nobody right now... the Devil and the Good Lord is fantastic!
3/10/2016 7:38:53 PM
Thank you for the fast response and the links I will look your guy up.
Man I am so happy t hear your felling 100% WOW that is just the best news I've heard in a while. I know you had a rough patch of bad news man. I always wish you the best. Keeping you in my thoughts.
Your brother in Rock,
3/10/2016 3:59:35 PM
we have a new smartphone APP http://reverb.fm/ul/a?id=23655560&referrer=id%3D23655560
3/10/2016 3:18:26 PM
Hope your doing well in recovery. Does your studio do any mastering or only mixing?
Have you done mastering with artists submitting the wave files to you?
What kind of prices are we talking for mastering?
12/30/2015 10:09:58 PM
Congrats on your Golden Kayak nomination, good luck and all the best to a fab bunch of fine people and wonderful musicians from bryon
8/26/2014 7:57:56 PM
Kia ora Rob
thanks for the congrats, nice to hear from you its been a while! Still plodding along with my music with my next album coming out next year! Watch this space, glad to hear "Dont be Afraid" is being appreciated.
1/22/2014 5:28:33 PM
Sell music on Amazon at ReverbNation.com
1/19/2014 10:56:17 PM
Heard there was another earthquake in NZ. Hope you and your family are alright. Best wishes...
7/10/2013 10:07:08 AM
Peeking in to listen to your beautiful music! denise
5/6/2013 11:40:26 AM
Apparently, "forums" can only be found in your "artist area" or your rankings page
(after you log in)
5/6/2013 11:34:32 AM
You have been sorely missed on the recent topics page. Once you find it, you must "bookmark it" or add it to your "favorites list" or whatever. Then you just have to click on it and totally bypass the pipeline. Click on "forums" and then go down to New Topics and click on "updated topics". That will take you directly to the blogs. I look forward to you joining the discussions again! BTW ~ I bookmark (that's an Apple term) maybe you call it a Favorite (pc term) but either way, life is so much easier when you bookmark your artist page, your radio stations, your admin page, the recent topics page, etc. Why hassle with the pipeline? I even bookmark the pipeline page!
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