The Grasshoppers

In 2007 Silva Dee established The Grasshoppers as a three-piece reggae, rhythm and blues band.

The following year Silva Dee toured with local band Easy Tigers, travelling for six months up north as far as Darwin and back, gigging extensively up and down the coast including inland country towns and mine sites.

By mid-2009 The Grasshoppers had reformed and steadily started gaining a reputation. By the following year Silva Dee released The Grasshoppers' first album, "I Guess I'm Lucky" which sold more than 1000 albums over a short period of time.

By then the band was gathering a fan base, especially with its live performances where the energy was creating a foot tapping feel from song one and the dance floor was raging in no time.

In 2011/2012 there was a change in line-up with renowned and dynamic drummer Reggie D'Souza taking the band to another level. The hunger was growing to get into the studio to lay down another album and by December 2013 "Taking You Home Tonight" was released - again selling more than 1000 copies in a very short period of time.

The title track of the first album "I Guess I'm Lucky" was picked up by Trinity Productions in the USA to be used in a documentary called "Signs of Our Times". The documentary follows the plight of the homeless.

The band's current line-up -

Silva Dee - front man/singer/songwriter/guitarist has been playing and performing since the age of 11. He has performed in the USA on TV as a solo artist in a program called "Infocus" in 1983/84 and with The Grasshoppers on ABC Stateline TV in 2010/11.

Peter Oats - steady feel, funky and an intelligent bass player, he is an integral part of the band due to his harmonies and humour. He has been playing bass guitar for the last 40 odd years.

Reggie D'Souza - dynamic professional, amazingly articulate and talented in his craft. Drum teacher in many a school and has backed some amazing musicians, including touring overseas. He has been playing drums since the age of four and has not looked back!

Thierry Nogang - Western Australia's top keyboardist who performs every Sunday at The Crown, Burswood. Originating from Mauritius and performing at many WA venues, Thierry is in great demand in Perth. An amazingly professional and highly technical keyboardist, he sits graciously with the music and falls into place perfectly, especially considering the fact that The Grasshoppers play a variety of genres and the requirement to have an ace player always is welcoming. (Thierry only performs when a four-piece is required).

The Grasshoppers will perform every Friday night at the Bar Orient Hotel as the resident band till the end of December 2015 - performing recognised singalong covers, and their classical originals on request. They also perform for private parties and FIFO mine site gigs.

Their new EP "Demons Around" is scheduled for release before the New Year - the song is about methamphetamine - the danger drug Ice and how it is taking down our youth.

The band has a repertoire pleasing both young and old. Their rock will rock you, their reggae will move you, their pop rock will get you singing and their originals will amaze you.

The Grasshoppers - exciting, energetic and colourful, they will always deliver.

DUO

Silva Dee also operates as a duo with brother Junior, the ex-bass player of the band.

They have been performing together since they were young and feature brilliant harmonies coupled with the charisma and energy to get the crowd involved.

Reggae, rock, roots, rhythm and blues with a stomp box make The Rhythm Bros a unique duo (especially for Sunday sessions).

CLICK HERE for The Rhythm Bros Play List

Contact -

Silva Dee

Phone: 0458 243 761

Website: http://thegrasshoppers.com.au/

Facebook: Silva Dee (https://www.facebook.com/silvadee1)

Facebook: The Grasshoppers (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Freo-Grasshoppers/201943995632)

Email: freo.grasshoppers@gmail.com

http://soundcloud.com/silvadeeandthegrasshoppers