Terry Silverlight has been involved with many facets of the music business and has contributed his musical talents as a
leader, composer, producer, arranger, drummer, author and educator to projects in almost every style of music.
Terry began his recording career at the age of 14 when he played drums on his brother Barry Miles’s album "White Heat", an innovative harbinger of the fusion movement. Since then, he’s performed all over the world and has played drums on gold and platinum recordings for Billy Ocean, George Benson, Natalie Merchant, Freddie Jackson, Stephanie Mills, Tom Jones, Laura Nyro, Anne Murray, Mel Torme, Jennifer Holladay, Phil Woods, The Fania All -Stars, The CTI All-Stars, Jonathan Butler, movie scores for One Fine Day, You've Got Mail, Object Of My Affection, Titus, Frida, Slaves Of New York, What Planet Are You From, and countless jingles and TV shows. Terry has toured extensively with artists such as Roberta Flack and the award-winning, all-star, Manhattan Jazz Orchestra.
Terry has written, produced and arranged hundreds of pieces for network TV shows including One Life To Live, The Sopranos, All My Children, Ed, Beverly Hills 90210, Young And The Restless, Melrose Place, jingles for Reebok, Nicorette, Pantene, Crisco Canola, songs in the films Marci X with Lisa Kudrow, Mad About Mambo with Keri Russell, Head Over Heels with Monica Potter and Freddie Prinze Jr., and songs recorded by Nancy Wilson, Carl Anderson, Les McCann, Judy Torres, Louise (top ten single in the UK) and Philip Ingram.
Terry has released two solo artist CDs, TERRY SILVERLIGHT and WILD!!, for both of which he composed and arranged all the music. These CDs feature performances by Will Lee, Paul Shaffer, Edgar Winter, Hiram Bullock, Lew Soloff, Barry Miles, and Chuck Loeb among others. The TERRY SILVERLIGHT BAND most recently performed at BIRDLAND in Manhattan.
Terry’s new drum book THE FEATURED DRUMMER is published by Music Sales/Amsco/G.Schirmer with an audio CD of Terry playing the exercises accompanied by John Patitucci and Barry Miles.
Terry's bio is included in The Hollywood Reporter's "Who's Who In Composing", "Who's Who In Entertainment", "Who's Who In Music/Pop", and "Outstanding People of the 20th Century".
Terry endorses Gretsch Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Pro-Mark Drumsticks, Evans Drumheads. Articles have been written about him in Tascam, Billboard, Electronic Musician, ASCAP's Playback, Princeton Alumni Weekly, Princeton's With One Accord, Modern Drummer, DRUM!, JazzIs, JazzTimes, Downbeat, Goldmine, Swing Journal (Japan), JazzReview.com, O's Place, I Spy Soul, Drum Tracks, and Percussioner magazines.