Newsweek Interview: "Artists: Making Their Own Breaks"
When Singer gilli moon moved from Sydney to Los Angeles 10 years ago, she flung herself into meeting
record-industry execs, arranging gigs and scraping together a living....For artists like Gilli Moon, penning
pensive ballads in her living room using nothing more than high-tech tools and good business sense, they
also represent a viable path to success." Newsweek International Interview.
“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
“The whole audience, and I mean, everyone... was screaming, clapping, stomping, yelling for more... people were crying... believe it. The band was right on with her. They started the first song creating a landscape of sounds and then just "floated" away with Gilli working her voice and body. Beautiful.” – FEMMUSE.COM
There's something distinctly Bowie-driven about gilli moon... Like listening to a female Scary Monsters, with a dose more vulnerability and greater sound.
Powerful, sensuous, arty ... it reminded me a little of when I saw Tori Amos solo several years ago. Gilli's music also made me think of her as a female David Bowie for the new millennium. Cool stuff.
THE BUZZ FACTOR Bob Baker
“the thunder from down under,” ... Australian musician, Moon’s passion for not only her own music, but music in general, was obvious as she performed with a sense of joy and confidence. Snaps and claps filled the venue, coming from both the audience and Moon herself. Moon’s songs were relatable to every woman in the crowd, as she sang from the heart about the pain of heartbreak and the struggle to find yourself during chaotic times....tracks were filled with honest messages of struggle and self-doubt. She took the stage, headed over to her piano and belted out “Release Me,” from her release, Extraordinary Life. Like a self-therapy session, she seemed to calm herself and embrace the struggle as she delivered music from The Stillness. The central message of the album is the need for inner peace within oneself and to learn from past mistakes. It was as though the crowd was watching Moon morph from a girl into a woman right before their eyes. The tracks seem to solve all the immature, but normal problems that a girl faces during the journey of self-discovery. Her music makes us realize that the answers to our struggles can’t be found in others, but within ourselves.
- Performer Magazine