Subject Leader - Professional Performance & Module Leader - Instrumental
Silas Maitland has worked with Geno Washington (Bass player, MD, Producer), Imelda May, Paloma Faith, Steve Wilson (Porcupine Tree) Marc Almond, Midge Ure (Ultravox), Shingia Shoniwa (Noisettes), Robert Fripp, Blue, Starship, Mickey Moody, Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), Rick Astley, Marlon Saunders, Melanie Blatt (All Saints) Heather Small (M People), Ian Siegal, Roland Gift, Marcus Bonfanti, JJ Milteau, Son of Dave, Starship, Paul Jones, The Blues Brothers, Jamie Lawrence, Jeremy Loops, Atlantic Soul Orchestra 24Pesos etc
He has enjoyed an extremely varied musical career from playing Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Café D Paris to Jazz gigs in Tiananmen Square at the closing of the Beijing Olympics. From Heavy Metal in Berlin to Manouche music in France.
He is also the producer of the 24Pesos albums. He was been nominated in best Bassist category in 2011, 2012 and 2013 at the British Blues awards. 24pesos were also nominated in the best band and best album categories 2011 and 2012, 2013.
He graduated from MI in 1989. Studied Sound production at the University of Westminster.
Silas began teaching in1991 when he became part of the faculty at the Musicians Institute after graduating in 1990. Since then he has gone on to teach at the LMS (London Music School). BIMM (Brighton Institute of Modern Music), where he wrote the technical module and 3yr degree course. He is currently a member of the faculty at LCCM where he teaches bass. He is also head of 3rd year performance (Bmus) and the author of the schools 3rd yr performance module.