gilli (pronounced as with a "J") is an illustrious poly-media artist, with multifaceted albums and dynamic live shows that have touched music lovers worldwide, garnering high praise from the most jaded of critics. She is the quintessential renaissance woman, with a ceaseless contribution to the creative and artist communities at large. She creates music that is fresh, rebellious, passionate and unique. iTunes has been unable to classify her. She stands alone.
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 was 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) and "Skillz" (2009), the latter dedicated to empowering at-risk youth (released with L.A's celebrity spoken word/hip hop artist J.Walker).
Just out of the studio with her brand new (6th) album, "The Stillness", gilli plans to focus on performing, touring and marketing her new record, which truly and richly captures her essence, her passions, her lifelong yearning and mountain climbing (metaphorically speaking) and arriving, finally, at a place of serenity. This album shows the strength of her songwriting, her dynamic vocal range, and her joy for the piano. 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.
How do you describe your music to people, gilli?
Mature pop. Or pop alternative. Personally I don't think it fits in a box!
Tell me about how you originally got into your craft.
I've been performing since i was a little girl, playing piano, singing and dancing. I grew up on a mountain in Australia and was very creative there. my extended bio talks about it.
What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
Write songs and perform them live.
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your business?
Being the entrepreneur has it's challenges, balancing both.
When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
an artist of all creativity. I think I achieved it!
In what way has your community impacted your development as a musician?
I've always been about community. I build communities. It helps me become who I am today, in promoting and sharing my music, and offering other people the same opportunities. Share and share alike.
What other artists out there do you love?
Annie Lennox, Madonna, Sting, Elton John, George Michael, Sade, Maxwell, Seal, Alanis Morrisette. I even like Classical and opera and cool positive hip hop like Sage Francis.
What does your future hold?
More creativity and living my dream