Silurian are a dynamic acoustic duo based in Usk, Monmouthshire, playing a wide range of covers and a sprinkling of original songs.
Silurian make a surprising amount of noise for two people with a punchy, varied playlist influenced by the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle, Crowded House, The Stereophonics, Tom Petty, Jack White, U2, John Mayer, The Rolling Stones, Bob Seger, Oasis, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Rod Stewart and Blackberry Smoke.
Formed in 2014, Silurian have very quickly become a popular part of the Monmouthshire/ South Wales Borders Music Scene, with a growing list performances now under their belt - including regular pub bookings, weddings, charity events and stage performances at festivals such as Stroud Americana Festival, Shirefest, Skenfrith Festival, Usk Festival, Caerleon Festival, Tredfest, Monmouth Fringe Festival and the Blues Stage at Abergavenny Jazz Festival.
Silurian have also played slots at the prestigious Cardiff Bierkeller
and also performed outdoors at The Left Bank Hereford alongside their Beefy Boys Open Air Food events.
Their debut EP ‘Don’t Fly By’ was released in March 2015.
WHAT'S IN A NAME
The Silures were a powerful, warlike, tribe of ancient Britain occupying what is now South East Wales. They resisted Roman invasion. The term 'Silurian' has been referenced as meaning rocks in the land of the Silures. With our roots and many of our playing venues situated firmly in Monmouthshire and the borders of South Wales, 'Silurian' seems a fitting name for our little band!
Lead vocals and guitar
Jez has a unique, versatile ‘gritty’ vocal style which lends itself well to a wide variety of genres but particularly suits the country rock, britpop, indie, blues and rock numbers played by Silurian. Jez is a highly adaptable rhythm guitarist.
Backing vocals, cajon/ percussion/ mandolin/ bouzouki.
Izzy adds rhythm and depth to Silurian’s performances with cajon, drums and percussion. She also plays mandolin/ bouzouki accompaniment on a few numbers and enjoys adding backing vocals and harmonies.