Steve Silman – GM / Talent Buyer, The Railway Club, Vancouver, BC

Steve Silman

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A 26-year veteran of the music business, Steve has worn many hats, from performer to manager to songwriter, arranger and now talent buyer. As Owner, General Manager, and Talent Buyer of the Railway Club, Steve is responsible for 363 nights of music per year, with more than 100 acts performing at the Club each month.

The “Rail” is Vancouver’s longest continuously operating nightclub, occupying the same premises uninterrupted since 1931, and over the years has distinguished itself with tons of local bands and some big touring acts too. This is where K.D. Lang got her big break – Spirit of the West got their start here as well. Other bands who have played the Railway include Los Lobos, The Rheostatics, The Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo, Hard Rock Miners, Barenaked Ladies, Grapes of Wrath, Great Big Sea and thousands more. This is the one spot in Vancouver where the eclectic sounds of indie rock, alt. country, ska, reggae and everything in-between come together in a community of musicians and music fans alike. It’s truly an unpretentious venue, where music is paramount – a tradition Steve is proud to be part of.