“Complex is first word that comes to mind when considering Hollywood based Australian artist and producer gilli moon: songs of being a child by an all-woman chanteuse, a singular warrior over the industry who remains quietly sensitive, and a dynamic performance artist who paints as brilliantly as she sings.” – JeffBuckley.com
gilli moon is a Hollywood based Australian poly-media artist, who delivers conscious music, art, films and a brave sense of self-expression in her energetic and expressive performances, media and prose.
Her artistic work has touched the arts world lovers worldwide garnering high praise from the most jaded of critics. She is a singer-songwriter, recording artist, actor, author, motivational speaker and painter: the quintessential renaissance woman, with a ceaseless contribution to the creative and artist communities at large.
gilli (pronounced as with a "J") has created multifaceted music albums and dynamic live shows that is fresh, rebellious, passionate and unique. ITunes has been unable to classify her. She stands alone.
Her restless creativity and rebellious nature continually urge the artist to push the envelope when writing a song, recording in the studio, on stage, painting a canvas, or with whatever she touches.
Born in Milano Italy, and raised in Australia, gilli moon was brought up in a pioneering lifestyle on an isolated mountain property on the edge of wilderness. Her artistry is inspired by the isolating “Aussie bush" living a self-sufficient, alternative and pioneering life in a home built by her parents from the trees and stone on their land, solar power and natural resources.
Now living in Los Angeles, CA for the last 10 years, Gilli is forging an independent path before anyone knew what "indie" was. Through her own record label, Warrior Girl Music, gilli took on the music industry on her own terms and successfully produced and released 6 studio music albums, to critical acclaim, launched several artists' careers, placed an abundance of songs in film, TV and with other artists, and has performed around the world many times over. She has traversed the "wilderness" of the Indie world, where only the brave dare to go, and has conquered with unparalleled drive.
Her albums include "Girl In The Moon" (1998), "temperamental angel" (2001), "Woman" (2003), "extraOrdinary life" (2005) "Skillz" (2009), the latter dedicated to empowering at-risk youth (released with L.A's celebrity spoken word/hip hop artist J.Walker), and her brand new (6th) album is "the stillness" (2010). This album shows the strength of her songwriting, her dynamic vocal range, and her joy for the piano and lyrically the songs speak of arriving at a place of inner-ease and personal strength, of self-knowing and understanding. It talks of harmony, and peace (personal and world), of passion and prophesies, of harmony and conflict, of assurance and doubt, of love and loss... (the dual meanings of life and existence in this world that we all can't deny.) Ultimately, the new album takes the listener on a journey through gilli's love stories, life lessons and observations of the world.
Gilli has received numerous press for her courage, power and dynamic energy as an artist and inspiration for other artists, and has worked with other highly respected prominent artists including Simple Minds, Placido Domingo and Eric Idle (Monty Python). Recently she was interviewed in Newsweek Magazine as a pioneer and leader in the independent music business; been featured alongside Aimee Mann in discussing their mutual success in the indie music scene in Music Connection Magazine; and has had music at No. 1 on many internet and traditional radio stations. She is constantly featured in the media, online, and radio with her music and outstanding achievements.
gilli moon’s songwriting has proved strong for her career, being an international award winner. Some of her award credits include Song of the Year and others by the Benelux International Song & Culture Festival (The Netherlands); Best Popular Song by the Johnny Dennis Light Music Awards (Australian Guild of Screen Composers), Best Solo Artist (twice) at L.A’s Rock City Music Awards (winning over Aly McBeal's Vonda Shephard); nominated Best Female Singer/Songwriter by the Los Angeles Music Awards; and, honored as “Outstanding Contribution as an Artist” by Hollywood’s Artist For A Better World organization. Her label, Warrior Girl Music, was awarded “Indie Label of the Year 2003” by Philadelphia’s Independent Music Awards. In 05, extraOrdinary life, was finalist in the United States Independent Music Awards (judges included Melissa Ethridge, Norah Jones and Jonatha Brooke to name a few.)
Her songs have been featured in independent films and network U.S television programs worldwide, including Nickelodeon's "South Of Nowhere", the WB’s “Charmed”, the Disney Film "Rip Girls,” CBS' "That's Life" as well as many independent films and recorded by other artists including Dutch artist, Erikah Karst (Mercury/Universal), produced by David Kershenbaum (Tracy Chapman’s "Fast Car").
Also, in the last four years, gilli has been rising up the ranks as one of Los Angeles sought after female music producers. Gilli has a talent for taking a song from an idea to a fully produced, radio-ready song, and loves to produce full concept albums, not only for herself but for any artist of any music genre. Read about her producing here. She also created the compilation series Females On Fire and the Art Of Men, which provide a platform for independent artists to be showcased to the world, and celebrate over 150 female and male artists from around the world.
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