Known for energetic live shows and genre-twisting original songs, Brightsilver tip their hats to the pioneers of psychedelic rock while combining heavy doses of cosmic twang and echoes of Laurel Canyon. Members of the group are local Marin natives Pascal Ganeau, Charles Henry Paul, Alex Kamages, and Marc Perry.
“I believe in creating ‘pleasant surprises’ and I always try to blend two or more contrasting genre elements into a song. In the 21st century, we have the freedom to be ‘unstuck in time’ musically and often that results in something unexpected,” says singer/songwriter Pascal Garneau. Combining synthesizers and pedal steel in the same song is just one example of sound “montage” throughout their music.
Started in Marin County in 2017, Brightsilver is comprised of Pascal Garneau and Charley Paul on vocals and guitar, Alex Kamages on drums, and Marc Perry on bass. Their debut EP Strikes It Rich! was released in the Fall of 2018 on Payphone Records with a second LP Stay in the Circle released in 2020. Both albums were tracked at the famous Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco and Oakland and mixed at Skywalker Sound in Nicasio CA.