4/25/23- instruMENTOR Workshop - Colatura

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instruMENTOR Workshop presented by Soundgirls, Female Frequency and A Diamond Heart Production

Soundgirls, Female Frequency & A Diamond Heart Production present an interactive workshop with Colatura. This is a great opportunity to learn about gear, performing live, how to prepare for the recording studio AND Colatura will also be performing a live set!  Hosted by artist, record producer, and label owner (A Diamond Heart Production) Vanessa Silberman.

Date: Tuesday, April 25th - 7pm
Location: Main Drag - 
50 South 1st Street Between Kent ave and, Wythe Ave, 11249
Tickets: $15
7pm Doors - Networking
8pm - Workshop & Live Performance
9pm - Q&A & Networking

COLATURA - colaturaband.com
Brooklyn-based Colatura is the dream pop/surfgaze project of Jennica and Digo Best. They write music that is sometimes dreamy, sometimes heavy, with pop-leaning melodies, post-punk atmospherics, and surf-tinged guitars. With multiple lead vocalists, they have been called "Fleetwood Mac with Shoegaze Guitars," and the intermix of vocals, alongside jangly guitars and melodic bass lines, is the cornerstone of their sound.  Colatura has been featured on Spotify's "All New Rock" editorial playlist, Pandora's "AMP: Fresh Cuts" station, and as a "band we like" by NYC-tastemaker Oh My Rockness. A mainstay in the Brooklyn indie scene, their live show was described by Full Time Aesthetic as “like sunshine streaming out of an amplifier with its volume set at nine”.  Colatura released their debut full-length album 'And Then I'll Be Happy' in April of 2022 and supported it with a national tour and an official artist showcase at SXSW ‘22.  They will be releasing new music in 2023. Jennica, who is a mastering engineer, and Digo, who is a producer/mixing engineer, also run a recording/project studio called Tessatura Studio.

SOUNDGIRLS soundgirls.org
SoundGirls.Org empowers the next generation of women in audio by establishing networks of support, mentorships, internships, and job placement. SoundGirls.Org is committed to supporting women of all ages who are driven to succeed in the field of professional audio. SoundGirls.Org provides scholarships for young women wishing to pursue a career in professional audio for college and trade schools. SoundGirls.Org seeks to break down the barriers women face in the world of professional audio.

FEMALE FREQUENCY - facebook.com/femalefrequency
Female Frequency is a community dedicated to supporting and amplifying women and gender-diverse individuals in the music industry through educational events, networking, and collaborative recording projects.  

The first Female Frequency EP made entirely by women is available here-->

A DIAMOND HEART PRODUCTION - adiamondheartproduction.com
A Diamond Heart Production is an Artist Development Label, Recording, Music & Publishing Company created by singer, songwriter, & Record Producer Vanessa Silberman. Vanessa works closely with bands and artists recording as well as helping them develop different aspects of their career focusing on everything (production, recording, mixing, mastering, co-songwriting, pre pro, helping artists set up releases, release plans, strategy and much more.)


With 60 releases under its catalog the label also offers a very community driven home and spirit on the label side as well distribution (Symphonic Distribution). The label prides its self on being an Artist Friendly Music Company with Old School Record Label Traits and a New School State of Mind in the digital age.

In 2020 & 2021 A Diamond Heart launched 2 new sub labels - Success Records & Poppy Records. The label also partnered with Quick Sync Music for TV & Film licensing.

VANESSA SILBERMAN - vanessasilbermanofficial.com
Vanessa Silberman is a Brooklyn, NY (via Los Angeles) based Singer Songwriter, Record Producer, Audio Engineer, Mixer, Entrepreneur and A&R as well as owner of A Diamond Heart Production.

Having worked in the music industry for over 20 years, both as an artist and on the business-side. On the artist side between 2015-2020 Vanessa toured and played over 800 shows across the United States, the UK & Europe supporting various releases. Audiofemme.com named the touring singer and guitarist one of the hardest working bands of 2019, 2018 as well as 2017 (as she managed to play over 200 shows that year alone).

Vanessa spoken about the music business, recording and being an artist at numerous workshops on numerous panels at universities as well as moderated some panels (SAE, Soundgirls, Female Frequency, School of Rock, Girlsrock, Girl Power! Music Conference) and did a 3 part series at Apple (in Union Square in San Francisco, CA) She is also a v oting member of The Academy / Grammys.

Vanessa has played the Vans Warped Tour, SXSW, Apple (Union Square) as well as opened up for artists like Alkaline Trio, R.Ring (featuring Kelley Deal of The Breeders), Selector Dub Narotic (Calvin Johnson founder of K Records) and collaborated with everyone from the late Reed Mullin (Corrosion of Conformity) to Ken Susi (Unearth). She’s also received expansive radio play and support on The Rodney Bingenheimer Show The Underground Garage on SiriusXM and charted #33 in the top 40 of the Friday Morning Quarterback.

In the studio, Silberman has engineered for everyone from Tony Visconti, Kimbra, Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys) to Harper Simon and worked as the in-house assistant engineer at Studio 606 (the Foo Fighters Studio) and has assisted for everyone from Foo Fighters, The Kills, Joan Jett to Blue Traveler, James Williamson (of Iggy Pop and the Stooges) in Los Angeles, CA. She is also a voting member of The Recording Academy.

During her career on the business side Vanessa has done everything from working Online / Street Marketing (Epitaph Records, Nettwerk Music, V2, WBR) to freelance A&R and Scouting artists for Radio Tech Start-up (Earbits.com) and various publishing companies. Vanessa has also worked regularly at or on sessions at numerous studio’s around thew world (Studio 606, Bunker Studio, The Village, BOP Recording Studio, Fireside Sound, Mad Oak, Jamdek, Joshua Recording Studio) and assisted Music Execs like Warner Brothers Records past COO CO/President Livia Tortella as well as assisted, set up partnerships and production coordinated for Music Producer & Songwriter Dr. Luke. She also has done Publishing Royalties (Bug Music / Windswept), made Budgets, Contracts & Advanced Tours for Bands (Redbird MGMT) as well as Tour Managed, Settled Shows, Operated Doors or sold Merch at some of the most popular venues (Bootleg Theatre, Troubadour) in LA. Vanessa has covered a lot of ground, had just about every job in the industry and worked with some of the biggest names in the business. Visit Vanessa's Allmusic Credits. Her Recording credit can be viewed here.

With a unique background Vanessa can give both artists & industry work & insight that is both effective & different from the norm.

Some of Vanessa's Recording, Engineer, Assistant and Production credits include: Tony Visconti •  Jello Biafra (of The Dead Kennedys) • Teenage Time Killers (Reed Mullin of COC’s Super Group) • The Kills ‘Ash & Ice’ • Blues Traveler ‘Blow Up the Moon’ •  James Williamson (of the Stooges) ‘Re-licked’ • Blues Traveler ‘Blow Up the Moon’ • Philly songwriter Peter Evans • LA punk band The Damed • LA rock pop grunge band Ramonda Hammer • Boston rock artist Carissa Johnson • Los Angeles rock pop alternative punk band Wavebreaker • New York punk garage grunge band Sharkmuffin • Boston garage indie blues rock trio Carissa Johnson • Boston progressive indie rock sister band Circus Trees • New York Pop Soul R&B songwriter violinist producer Margot • San Francisco psych punk garage songwriter Jimmy Dias • Chicago rock band The Punch • Netherlands Pop Disco Sarcastalites • Chicago Punk Rock sibling band The Magnifiers • Partnering with Record Label: Tshukudu / Bop Recording Studio for a Artist Development Recording project working with Hip Hop group: Hash One from the Mafikeng, South Africa • Plus much more!

SYNTH SWITCH - synthswitch.com
Our goal is to create a space where you can learn more about synths, collaborate with other musicians and get hands-on experience with synth gear.

GRINDETHOS - grindethos.com
GrindEthos is a brick and mortar group of creatives, industry professionals and of course - musicians who guide artists on how to pursue and achieve their goals. Our team provides individually tailored knowledge and guidance for every genre of musician that we work with. We exist to not only help and manage artists, but give them the industry tools and knowledge to be informed and active in all aspects of their careers.  

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