Willis Gillis Music

GIL LEDUC, music teacher, musician, songwriter and publisher member WILLIS GILLIS MUSIC, of ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers) which also consists of musical acts  Gil LeDuc, (Singer/Songwriters,) the Bobby Hollar band (Rock/Punk,)   The Jon Gill Band (with Jon Higinbotham,) and  other guests including Kenny K (No Surrender.) 


Performances have included the New York CBGB's Festival (Bobby Hollar,) Fairmont Community Center, The Lamplighter's and the Public House (Chester,) Trinity Festival (Gil LeDuc & Jon Higinbotham,) and the Annual Chester Fiddlers Festival featuring Jon Gill & Company. The Coffeehouse Summer Series at IFMC, Ironia, NJ. 


Music teacher: Music lessons at  Valley Music Center at 61 East Mill Rd in Long Valley, NJ.  with lessons available for guitar (acoustic/electric,) bass, violin, piano,  mandolin and ukulele. Lesson times available Monday - Thursdays 3pm-8pm

(Call for apt: (908) 876-1240)  visit: www.valleymusiccenter.com


 

NEW YEAR'S DAY Album Release - Gil LeDuc                                                                                                                                                                        October, 2019

Set for November 1st,  Gil's released a collection of songs written since the premier release of his 1st album  "Greetings From Nashville."  The album features the self titled "New Years Day" which has already seen favorable mentions on Facebook, and  others who have heard the album's titled single since it's preview debut in October.  Also the album includes an eclectic variety of genres which would include songs like California Sun,  where one has described the songs as "Where the Eagles meet Bruce Springsteen,"   and "Sand Castles,"  a neoclassical guitar instrumental which has been said would fit nicely in a spaghetti western,   and "Sunset Requiem,"  featuring Jon Higinbotham's slide guitar. Jon has described the song lyrics as "poetry in motion" and that Gil's lyrics are emotionally moving.  Also, the album has a newly recorded track of "Smoke," which was featured in the Matt & Parker Band CD and received publisher recognition in 2012.   "Once In A Dream" which was selected from over 120 songs which received radio play when released on the Minnesota Association of Songwriters CD.  Also the collaboration on "Don't Take You Away From with songwriter friend Mary Bahan has been added which is a song reminiscent of an Everly Bros harmony with a touch of  "More Than Words" with a Djembe rhythm played by Matt Mikkelsen.   Most of the album was recorded at Digital Mix Studios in Succasunna, NJ, Produced added percussions by Guy Neighmond. The album is available for preview and purchase (see Music tab on this site.) 

 

Bobby Hollar CD Release: REIGNITION  

Bobby Hollar's new release, "REIGNITION", is the second CD release for the veteran rocker after his initial CD release "Debt Crisis."   REIGNITION's opening track  "Entitled To Your Opinion," and "Lies," which showcases Bobby's edgy fused Punk and Pop style and captures the spirit of Rockaway (NY) rock roots influences such as the Ramones and other contemporaries. Bobby other self penned songs such as "Rated," a reflective look at the stresses of job performance evaluations, and "Fun No More" the sober awakening of civilization being pushed to the brink of the unspeakable consequences of global warfare.

REIGNITION shows the diversity of Bobby's vocal talents. Other CD cuts include songs penned by guitarist and producer Gil LeDuc  "January Song," uses Mandolin and Bouzouki to create the whimsical sounds heard on Led Zeppelin's "Going To California." "Madame Bijoux" pays homage to the style of the Rolling Stones with it's open G tunings and Keith Richards like leads. The song was influence by a scene in the movie "Titanic," When Leonardo DiCaprio's character Jack Dawson describes his the drawing of "Madame Bijoux" to Rose.  And "Smoke," that describes a love addiction was also performed and co-written by the Matt & Parker Band.

"REIGNITION" is now available for download from your favorite music site or you can get the CD on CD baby. 

Join our mailing list for the latest news

We'll let you know where we are playing, releases, meeting dates. Plus get a free download!

Thanks,
Gil

Previous events

Jul8

9th Annual Fiddlers Festival

Chester Fiddlers Festival, Main St Gazebo, Chester, NJ

9th Annual Fiddlers Festival at the Gazebo on Main St, Chester 10-6pm featuring bands from the tri state region including the Schooleys Mtn Band (Gil Leduc, John Higinbotham, Meg Harmon, Jack Ramsey, Lydia Amento) and introducing John Scerintino Sat July 8th 10am - 6pm

You are visitor number: 21083