Tuesday 12 February 2019

The Gillies - A World in London

Mark 'Gilly' Evans
Susan Turner
Mark 'Gilly' Evans

6th February 2019
A World in London, Resonance FM, London, UK

Worries Fold Up Their Wings with The Gillies on this A World in London! 
Acoustic Americana duo, The Gillies, nipped over to our studio en route to their gig in Blackheath, which by all accounts went rather well. It’s a sure bet that the audience down the road from us were equally impressed by what this amazing husband and wife team can do with a pair of guitars and Susan’s gorgeous, warm & unique voice. When you hear it, together with some beautiful finger-picking harmonies, your cares float away and the world seems just that little bit brighter. Behind the effortless, easy-listening sound conjured up by Susan & Gilly, there’s actually much hard work that goes into their songs. Their self-perception is still of themselves as art students and not professional musicians, so they strive, texture, multi-layer, and keep returning to each piece of work until it’s coloured and crafted exactly to sound carefree and ‘natural’. There’s a refreshing honesty and unpretentious approach to everything that they do, and this, plus the special chemistry only romantic couples share on stage is infused into their music-making with clever wordplay and harmonies of the sweetest kind. A third album is being processed by Gillies right now and it'll be dedicated to London, their adopted home after Norfolk, but meanwhile find their excellent other CDs now, and get yourself a whole heap of outstanding songwriting on Back Porch Recordings – ‘Worries Fold Up Their Wings’ and ‘No Hiding Place’. www.thegilliesmusic.com
Susan Turner
Production & pics by Norman Druker, Sophie Darling, Lucas Keen, and artist Alban Low. Also this week author/singer Vivi Lachs at SOAS Radio, click: https://www.mixcloud.com/SOASradio/awil-287-vivi-lachs/ Next week global music at SOAS Radio and Amira Kheir at Resonance. Download the AWIL Album Wonderland 2018 from #Spotify! Top 50 global CDs handpicked by #AWorldinLondon – Click here: https://open.spotify.com/…/34igi7n6p14p56303se0gtkyj/playli…
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