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"CDBaby Review"

"From the downbeat of the first track, Gileah casts a spell over her listeners. There is a staggering beauty that immediately runs you over and keeps you frozen in the tender grip of her breathy, childlike voice. In the vein of Tori Amos and Fiona Apple piano and guitar based folky pop, Gileah's music is nothing less than blissfully magical and intensely intimate. There is a quality slightly reminiscent of Bjork as well- a raw innocence, a stripping down to the bone, an unprecedented nakedness that leaves one transfixed and enamored with her delicate, vulnerable and yet unapologetic style. Finally, some non-derivative and highly original, honest female pop."

- CDBaby


"Collected Sounds Review"

"I was enwrapped by the fourth note. This recording starts out very dreamy, far away sounding…almost tinny. With Gileah's vocals drifting over the notes gently. Heavenly.
Gileah's voice is so heart-warming it really has a floating quality to it without being too breathy or wimpy. She seems to hit both low and high notes with no effort. It's reminiscent of another artist, but I can't place it. Anyone help?
The songwriting is genius. The songs are sweet and interesting. That is, they don't always go exactly where you expect. I like that.
She makes use of both piano and guitar (among other instruments) and plays most of them herself.
The only other artist that comes to mind is Tresspassers William. But think less toys. I think it's the airy voice and swoopy guitar that brings up this comparison. Yet, she doesn't sound like them, but I think if you like them, you'll like Gileah.
The whole recording is really very comforting and soothing. If you're looking for hard rock, you'll need too look elsewhere. This is a chill out record. This is one that's going into my personal regular rotation. I love it!"

- www.CollectedSounds.com


Discography

The Golden Planes (2005)
Songs For Late At Night (2000)

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Bio

Gileah has been gracing stages throughout northwest Florida since she was very young, performing original compositions and accompanying herself on guitar and piano. She has been compared with the Innocence Mission and Over the Rhine, but her music is distinctly Southern, down to earth and brimming with sentiment and insight. Mellow and refreshingly simple, her songs draw the listener in with their heartening melodies and wistful vocals.

Gileah’s latest album, The Golden Planes, is the collaboration of four members, of whom Gileah is the singer/songwriter, rhythm guitarist, pianist and sometimes percussionist. Supporting her in this endeavor is her husband Chris Taylor; in addition to producing The Golden Planes, he accompanies her on guitar and provides background vocals. Kevin Woerner, a former 238 member, lends his talents on bass and percussion, and Ava Quigley sings background vocals.

‘The Golden Planes’ was released by the small label Gileah founded in 2005, Grey Hat Records.