Mr. Brightside featuring Blair Gilley
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Blair Gilley - About Home. Nashville rocker Blair Gilley, after fronting a couple of bands, goes solo with impressive results on his debut EP which brings to mind the likes of Oasis and Green Day in their poppier moments. This is "modern-sounding" power pop that also calls to mind Rooney, especially on the anthemic opener "Hopelessly". The power ballad "My Communication" slows things down to a degree but works equally as well, and the real winner here is the closer "What You Do to Yourself" which sports an indelible chorus. A brash and impressive debut. - Absolute Power Pop



For Immediate Release
April 2, 2013

404-229-6108
blairgilley@gmail.com

Blair Gilley Announces Kickstarter Campaign to Create Career-Defining Album

Nashville singer-songwriter seeking $20,000 for upcoming record

(Nashville, TN) – Nashville singer-songwriter Blair Gilley is launching a fund-raising campaign today on Kickstarter’s platform. Gilley hopes to raise $20,000 to put toward the recording and marketing of what he calls “the most important music I’ve ever written.”

“The last few years of my life have seen more change than I could ever imagine,” Gilley said, “ranging from the death of my father, a divorce from my friend and partner of eight years, and the breakup of my band after securing a major label record deal. Writing music became the healing process that led me to where I am now: at peace and about to embark on a whole new life. This next album is the story of my journey.”

Gilley hopes to raise $20,000 from supporters in the next 30 days, which will cover the costs of recording, manufacturing, distributing, and marketing the record he hopes to make. This project will only be funded if at least $20,000 is pledged by Saturday May 4, 8:37pm EDT.

The incentives for fans to get involved are sweet, ranging from chances to appear in videos and on-stage with Gilley to personalized songs and a weekend trip and Cajun experience to Gilley’s childhood stomping grounds in Louisiana. Supporters can get involved for as little as $1, and for $5 or more can own tunes spanning Gilley’s musical career.

Gilley's endorsement partner Kramer Guitars are throwing in some custom gear to make the offerings even sweeter. Fans who pledge $2,000 will get a signed 2013 Kramer Assault 220 Plus guitar. Korg USA, the US distributor for Blackstar, has donated an amp as well. Another package includes a tour of the Gibson/Epiphone/Kramer headquarters, guided by Gilley.

“The name says it all,” Gilley said. “This is a campaign to ‘kickstart’ my music career. I want to be able to compete on the same level with artists who are signed to major labels. I want to be able to bring the music I hear in my head to life. Most importantly, I want to share that music with the world. I want all of the amazing people I’ve met over the past decade…and the people who I’ll encounter in the next decade…to be part of this journey with me.”
For more information, visit the Kickstarter campaign page at http://kck.st/XfI9H1 or BlairGilley.com.

Kickstarter Page: http://kck.st/XfI9H1

Blair has over a decade of experience in the industry and he doesn't know the words NO or I CAN’T. He has always and will always find a way to come up with a solution to any obstacles that may come his way through this process.

About Blair Gilley
Blair Gilley is a singer-songwriter and guitar player from Nashville, TN. He currently plays guitar in The Johnny T. Band. Previously, he founded and played guitar in the popular regional pop-rock bands Flight Case For Sushi and GoodNight City. In October 2012, he released his first solo project, a six-song EP entitled About Home. He has endorsement deals with Kramer Guitars USA and Blackstar Amps, and will be appearing in a national print campaign for Blackstar later this year. Visit BlairGilley.com for more information. - BG Entertainment



For Immediate Release
April 2, 2013

404-229-6108
blairgilley@gmail.com

Blair Gilley Announces Kickstarter Campaign to Create Career-Defining Album

Nashville singer-songwriter seeking $20,000 for upcoming record

(Nashville, TN) – Nashville singer-songwriter Blair Gilley is launching a fund-raising campaign today on Kickstarter’s platform. Gilley hopes to raise $20,000 to put toward the recording and marketing of what he calls “the most important music I’ve ever written.”

“The last few years of my life have seen more change than I could ever imagine,” Gilley said, “ranging from the death of my father, a divorce from my friend and partner of eight years, and the breakup of my band after securing a major label record deal. Writing music became the healing process that led me to where I am now: at peace and about to embark on a whole new life. This next album is the story of my journey.”

Gilley hopes to raise $20,000 from supporters in the next 30 days, which will cover the costs of recording, manufacturing, distributing, and marketing the record he hopes to make. This project will only be funded if at least $20,000 is pledged by Saturday May 4, 8:37pm EDT.

The incentives for fans to get involved are sweet, ranging from chances to appear in videos and on-stage with Gilley to personalized songs and a weekend trip and Cajun experience to Gilley’s childhood stomping grounds in Louisiana. Supporters can get involved for as little as $1, and for $5 or more can own tunes spanning Gilley’s musical career.

Gilley's endorsement partner Kramer Guitars are throwing in some custom gear to make the offerings even sweeter. Fans who pledge $2,000 will get a signed 2013 Kramer Assault 220 Plus guitar. Korg USA, the US distributor for Blackstar, has donated an amp as well. Another package includes a tour of the Gibson/Epiphone/Kramer headquarters, guided by Gilley.

“The name says it all,” Gilley said. “This is a campaign to ‘kickstart’ my music career. I want to be able to compete on the same level with artists who are signed to major labels. I want to be able to bring the music I hear in my head to life. Most importantly, I want to share that music with the world. I want all of the amazing people I’ve met over the past decade…and the people who I’ll encounter in the next decade…to be part of this journey with me.”
For more information, visit the Kickstarter campaign page at http://kck.st/XfI9H1 or BlairGilley.com.

Kickstarter Page: http://kck.st/XfI9H1

Blair has over a decade of experience in the industry and he doesn't know the words NO or I CAN’T. He has always and will always find a way to come up with a solution to any obstacles that may come his way through this process.

About Blair Gilley
Blair Gilley is a singer-songwriter and guitar player from Nashville, TN. He currently plays guitar in The Johnny T. Band. Previously, he founded and played guitar in the popular regional pop-rock bands Flight Case For Sushi and GoodNight City. In October 2012, he released his first solo project, a six-song EP entitled About Home. He has endorsement deals with Kramer Guitars USA and Blackstar Amps, and will be appearing in a national print campaign for Blackstar later this year. Visit BlairGilley.com for more information. - BG Entertainment


Discography

About Home EP - Released November 2012

Diamond Ring
Kid in my house
Moores lane

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“I have a love for everything from Chuck Berry to Foo Fighters & Kings of Leon, all the way to Lady Gaga,” professes lead singer Blair Gilley, whose potpourri of influences and scrupulous approach to songwriting have made Gilley one of the most buzzed about performers of Music City’s rock scene. What started out as a solo career turned into Mr. Brightside after meeting up and gigging with musical sole mate Marcelo Bakos.
'Marcelo and I go nuts on stage and we needed a vehicle to showcase that" says Gilley.

Rising from the ashes of a botched major label deal and subsequent dissolution of his former band Flight Case For Sushi, Gilley is currently forging forward as front-man and chief songwriter of Mr. Brightside.

“Being a guitar player for years, and now stepping into the roles of principal songwriter and lead singer is indescribably rewarding. Although the last two years of my life have been full of changes and adversity, my experiences have become the backdrop for the story I want my songs to tell.”

“I hope this record is as much of a journey for listeners as these past few years have been for me. and the live show? Well, that's something you just have to see."