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Deb Berke and Susanna Doyle first met through an ad Susanna placed in the local paper The Phoenix after moving to Boston from Philadelphia. Both had recently left original-cover bands and were looking for new prospects. Musical styles immediately meshed, so they named their duo Silverlock after a science-fantasy novel on a nearby shelf, and began playing places like the Half Shell and Joe Tecce's.

Before long, they wanted fuller arrangements for original tunes they were working on, and expanded into a full original/cover band. They played many of the well-known Boston music spots, including Bunratty's, the Channel, Inn's Square Men's Bar, Western Front, and Jumbo's.
 
After the Vu-Matics (this time named for a type of Beta videotape on a nearby shelf at the practice space), Deb and Susanna moved on to other musical pursuits and lost touch for a gap of years. Finally, in 2008, they reconnected through a mutual friend and began working once again on original songs, including some of the same ones played in the earlier band. They started performing again as a duo but soon found that, depending on the venue, they can easily vary arrangements to work with two of them, or expand to include bass or lead or even both. Their 300+ tune repertoire varies through originals and covers of many types such as r&b, blues, pop, and folk. Some of the places they have played include:
 


Colonial Inn (Forge Tavern) – Concord, MA
The Java Room – Chelmsford, MA
Main Street Markets & Café - Concord
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (CCA) - Chelmsford, MA
Common Ground - Arlington, MA
The Restaurant - Woburn, MA
Iron Works Farm (Jones Tavern) - Acton, MA
The Hearing Room - Lowell, MA
Slater's - Bolton, MA
Main Street Cafe – Groton, MA
The Tavern – Groton, MA
La Boniche – Lowell, MA
Strange Brew – Manchester, NH
Gardner Ale House – Gardner, MA
Laurie’s 909 – Wakefield, MA
Absolutely Fabulous – Melrose, MA
Peyton’s – Maynard, MA
Amazing Things Arts Center – Framingham, MA
Tango Grill – Chelmsford, MA
Radisson Independence Grill – Chelmsford, MA
Private functions/parties