This retro Alternative-Rock quintet from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, was formed in 2001 by five young guys grew up listening Classic-Rock and Grunge; vocalist Walt Lafty, lead guitarist Nick Perri, rhythm guitarist Mark Melchiorre, bass player Brian Weaver and drummer Kevin Frank started their venture in the music world playing live in Philly clubs.
In the spring of 2002 Silvertide released a 3-track EP titled "American Excess" and it was also around this time that they had the opportunity to open for Aerosmith.
The following year the band opened for such other major acts as Velvet Revolver, Tantric, Godsmack and entered the studio to record their first full-length album, "Show And Tell", which was issued in mid-2004 by J-Records. The first single off the CD, "Ain't Comin' Home", stormed the Mainstream Rock chart peaking at #6 and was followed by "Devil's Daughter" and "Blue Jeans". Both these singles made it into the Active Rock radio top 20, but the album only climbed as high as #21 on the Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart.
In early 2009 Walt Lafty and Brian Weaver announced via MySpace the formation of their new band, Automatic Fire.