About Us

The Silver Reserve

‘The Silver Reserve’ is the name of the band. The band is a vehicle for the songs of Matthew Sturgess which are written on classical guitar before being taken to the other members to be transformed and take new shapes. Zebedee Budworth has always been there, since the songs were released as Rusty Bear and he generally plays keys now although he can play anything really. Xander Edwards provided extra instrumentation and has produced / mixed all of the songs. Ben Wall popped in to lend a mic a few years ago and has been around ever since adding electric guitar and sonics. Andy Wilder blessed us with his drumming on the recordings but is ably replaced by Sam Foster in the live outfit which also features the playing of Jack Chandler on bass.

‘The Silver Reserve’ have made one album and adhere to a DIY ethic writing, producing and releasing their music entirely independently, including design (with a little help from our friends on photography and this website). They are working on new recordings and since last year they have been presenting their songs live including playing support slots for Charlie Barnes, Jim Moir and Karl Blau.

Our Music

Debut Album by The Silver Reserve

The Silver Reserve’s eponymous debut album is a labour of love. A DIY effort recorded during a series of short, intensive recording sessions spread over a three-year period. The album captures both considered songwriting craft and the spontaneous, creative energy of musicians working instinctively in a recording setting. The band eschewed conventional studios to record in barns, outbuildings, bedrooms and garden sheds to create The Silver Reserve’s thirteen tracks, which cover eclectic musical ground: extended prog-folk suites, fuzzed-up garage-rockers, boy-girl duets, metronomic kraut-psych, sparse piano ballads and propulsive indie-rock sit amongst harmony-filled, folk-influenced moments. Despite this diversity, the album has tenderness at its core, the singer-songwriter providing the seed of each track from which each arrangement has grown. Hushed, folk-tinged vocals, tie the album together delivering intimacy even when the music is at its most expansive.

Music Samples, Lyrics and More


Upcoming Events

Next Event from The Silver Reserve Gig

Juanita Stein / Friday 29th September / Headrow House

Juanita Stein / Friday 29th September / Headrow House

Sep 29, 8:00pm - Sep 29, 11:00pm

Headrow House
19 THE HEADROW
Leeds,  LS1 6PU Map

Super Friendz Presents...
Juanita Stein
(From Howling Bells)
Support from Hidden Giants and The Silver Reserve
Friday 29th September 2017
Headrow House
8pm
18+
£10

Tickets on sale Friday 30th June at 10AM at DICE - Just For You, Crash Records, Jumbo Records + SEE Tickets

DICE - Just For You - dice.fm/event/juanita-stein-29th-sep-headrow-house-leeds-tickets

SEE Tickets - www.seetickets.com/event/juanita-stein/headrow-house/1125619
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Live at St. Marks Festival

Live at St. Marks Festival

Oct 28, 1:30pm - Oct 28, 11:00pm

Gateway Church Leeds
St Mark's Church, St Mark's Road
Leeds,  LS2 9AF Map

Live at St Marks Festival is back!

This all-day music event celebrates up and coming talent from the Leeds music scene.

With music from Parable, The Silver Reserve, Cat-Una, Daddy Abe, Pariss Elektra, Elle Call, Moses Blaak, Ben Hughes and more, it is an event not to be missed.

St Marks is an incredible venue for live music. It’s a stunning setting with fantastic acoustics and it’s steeped in history. Following the success of the festival in 2016 we invite you to enjoy an amazing, all-day line up in this beautiful building.

Food and drinks will be available to buy.
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The Silver Reserve Social Media

1 week ago

The Silver Reserve

Matthew is playing solo support (The Bronze Reserve??) to the wonderful Juanita Stein​ (of Howling Bells​) on the 29th Headrow House​. Our mates Hidden Giants​ are also on the bill. It's a Friday night too - hopefully see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Matthew is playing solo support (The Bronze Reserve??) to the wonderful Juanita Stein​ (of Howling Bells​) on the 29th Headrow House​. Our mates Hidden Giants​ are also on the bill. Its a Friday night too - hopefully see you there!

4 weeks ago

The Silver Reserve

This is today (Monday)! We're on at 4pm (but get down for 3pm for Clare Kelly 'cause she's ace). It's all for a great cause. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

This is today (Monday)! Were on at 4pm (but get down for 3pm for Clare Kelly cause shes ace). Its all for a great cause. See you there!