Artist of the Month
Los Angeles, CA
Singer Songwriter / Acoustic Rock / Folk
We are proud to present the very talented David Gielan as our April Artist of the Month. We have been trying for some time to catch up with David to offer this opportunity to him. He is a great song writer and performer and one hell of a nice guy! David is much more than just a musician! Looking around his website will reveal, he is also into the production and engineering side of things and is an entrepreneur as well. He composes tracks for film/movie and we listened to his work and they are top notch!
You will find David on our front page here all month long. We will have email text based and radio interviews, blog posts and other such features to bring to you very soon, so keep checking back! Below you will find quotes, music, and an EPK by David Gielan to start you off while we work on getting all the other features ready for publishing.
Carlos, one of our judges had this to say:
"I have David Gielan to thank for my my love of indie music. I've been a huge fan of his for about 4 years now and he just keeps getting better! He's easily indie musics' best kept secret."
Eric Jordan - Flynet Media Group
"David Gielan's music is well-composed and his vocal range is astonishing. If we offered record deals, he would be the first to receive one. David is definitely the new artist to look for in 2008."
Amanda Turner Manning - MusicHighway.com
"I will be looking out for David's next gig and future success. Picking up the acoustic guitar, and accompanying his band, David Gielan performs like a true front-man should, capturing our attention with the depth of his vocal inflections and huge range, not to mention great looks!"
Shannon B. - Long Legs Entertaiment
"David Gielan is an amazing singer/songwriter. His latest album 'Idea Lab' is like no other. His raw talent of guitar and beautiful lyrics captivate the audience taking them to another plateau."
Be sure and check out David's SoundCloud
where he has listed 31 of his songs and they are all worth a listen!
Born in the concrete jungle of New York City, and raised in a revolving door of homes in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Ohio, and Massachusetts, singer/songwriter David Gielan paid his musical dues early on. With a wide range of ability, Gielan cultivated a rich, musical foundation at the legendary, Manhattan School of Music, studying Jazz instrumentation and vocal performance. David, equally skilled at singing, guitar, piano, and percussion, not to mention his exceptional skills as a record producer, David seemed to excel in every area. David furthered his playing and songwriting as a music major at Ohio Wesleyan University, ultimately continuing his musical emersion at Berklee College of Music, whose attendees include Grammy-winning and multi-platinum artists Paula Cole and John Mayer.
In-between his rigorous training and solo material, Gielan was picked up by East Coast garage band favorite Gizmo, touring the United States at the tender age of 14. While the other members of Gizmo were well into their late twenties, David held his own, playing famous haunts such as Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club and sharing bills with Indie Rock darlings, Trans Am (Thrill Jockey). Moving deeper into Jazz, Rock, Funk, Blues, Acoustic, and Electronic mediums that which would eventually become his trademark sound, David set off on tours of his own, even opening up for RCA/BMG recording artists Vertical Horizon, all before his 18th birthday.
David, tired by the confines of merely being a bass player and ready to become a full-time singer/songwriter, headed west, landing in Los Angeles. Backed by a mainstay of talented musicians, David quickly moved up the scene's musical ranks, playing packed shows at all of L.A.'s premiere venues - The Sunset Room, The Roxy, The Whisky, and The Viper Room - and clearing his merchandise, including 2009’s highly anticipated album release, The Imperfect Tense, which garnered critical acclaim and high praise. Reviewing a recent show at the Knitting Factory, MusicHighway.com's Amanda Turner Manning wrote, "I will be looking out for David's next gig and future success. Picking up the acoustic guitar, and leading his band, David Gielan performs like a true front-man should, capturing our attention with the depth of his vocal inflections and huge range, not to mention great looks!"
After forming, developing, and launching some successful bands of his own, Simple 6 (Heat Recordz) and Oh Crap! Ninjas, David continues to release one solid solo album after another. With four current album releases on iTunes, and one on the way, it seems there is nothing keeping him down or holding him back. Can’t wait to see what’s next.
Music via SoundCloud
Visit David Gielan at all of the sites below