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Hailing from Moscow, Idaho
In a society where new bands pop up every day, Silent Theory is here to set a new standard. Silent Theory was created in 2010 by brothers Mitch, Scott, and George Swanger
and family friend Robert James. In 2014, Dakota Elliot Tyler joined to front the band. The Swanger brothers are from the Moscow, Idaho area, where they grew up playing music together. Dakota and Robert are from the western Washington area, where they grew up doing the same.
Silent Theory Band
Dakota Jerns - Vocals | Scott Swanger - Guitar | Robert James - Guitar | George Swanger - Bass | Mitch Swanger - Drums
Lead singer Dakota says the guys are “like family” and they’ve made a great bond. Despite a portion of the group being brothers, they say it really makes the creativity flow having band members who aren’t related. From the beginning, the band has wanted to make music people can relate to. They want their fans to love their songs even more, every time they hear them.
In 2006, while working on separate projects, Mitch Swanger and Nick Osborn by chance did some collaborative work on some songs with a mutual friend. Immediately
realizing that there was a spark they continued writing and playing shows without a solid line up. In fall of 2007 the line up became almost complete with the permanent addition
of Bob James on the bass guitar, and the shows continued. Finally in December of 2008 with the addition of Scott Swanger on lead guitar, things were starting to shape up.
After the perfect members were chosen the band went from playing small local shows and parties to playing everywhere from Seattle and Tacoma to Spokane and Coeur d’Alene,
with the crowning achievement being the opportunity to play the 2009 South By Southwest Festival with bands such as Metallica, Shiny Toy Guns, The Proclaimers and many more
iconic bands. Over the years the band has played with other artists to include Jet Black Stare, Divide The Day, Seasons After, just to name a few.
In November of 2009 after a wasted summer and an overwhelming stagnant feeling amongst the band mates, it was decided shake things up and revitalize the group. Taking the song writing in a completely different direction, Silent Theory has been refreshed and is now stronger than ever. In 2010 the guys recorded a rock solid demo, made an appearance on
MTV Cribs where they performed their single “Livin’ the Dream,”, and headlined the Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles. In January 2011, George Swanger was added on the bass guitar
and Bob picked up the rhythm guitar, becoming the permanent band line up. The band signed signed with Turkey Vulture Records and headed to Rockford, Illinois in June where they recorded their full-length debut album, “Black Tie Affair”; the album was released on October 31, 2011, and in celebration of the release, the band played the first ever sold out show
in the history of the Belltower Concert House in Pullman, Washington on November 5, 2011.
After the release of “Black Tie Affair” the band toured the nation in the summer of 2012 to promote the album and the single, “Livin’ the Dream” which was made available on the video game Rock Band. Recently, Silent Theory recently released several new songs including; “Outta My Head” in 2013, and their single and music video, “Fragile Minds.” Their sophomore album, “Delusions” was released September 10th, 2016.
Silent Theory Releases
Silent Theory "Outta My Head" Single 2013
Silent Theory "Delusions" 2016 Album
Through the years, Silent Theory has always had one constant goal in mind: To always be striving to better themselves. Despite challenges along the way, the band says “playing together has always kept us motivated, we’re all up there because we love it.” The band has plenty on their plate in the upcoming months and they’re ready to see what the future holds.
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