Highly experienced and versatile songwriter/topline artist/vocal arrangement specialist to help realize your musical vision!
I have been writing and recording professionally for over a decade. I have released numerous records of original material and, offering my skills as a lyricist, composer, and vocalist, have collaborated with clients to bring their visions to life. While living in Chicago, I was honored by the Illinois Arts Council with an Artist Fellowship Award and worked at the Chicago Recording Company, recording vocals for private clients and appearing as a featured artist on Acoustic Chicago.
My love of music extends to a broad range of genres, including R&B, hip hop, rock, folk, country, americana, and classical, all of which have influenced my original material.
I offer industry-quality writing (lyrics, topline, general composition), vocals, and session vocal arrangement.
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Reviews (30)Endorse Gus Reeves
The word ‘genius’ is often over used or used unwisely. But Gus is the exception. One of th nicest guys around and a superb song writer, Gus will male your dreams come true. I can’t recommend him highly enough.
Gus, is the nicest, most talented person I know!!! No one puts the time in effort into making music better than Gus! A true PRO!!!!
Wow! Gus's work is fabulous! He is truly talented and is sure to be a rising star. As well, he is great with communicating and getting work done on time. Gus is now one of our team!
Consistently, Gus gets right under the skin of my material and turns in first class vocals.
Gus always produces the goods. He takes detailed instructions on board and fulfils them all. His recordings are top notch.
Gus really went out of his way for me, I was in a rush for a song and he completed it on time, I literally gave him 24 hours, and it was complete. Really lovely vocals, you can listen here : https://soundcloud.com/trevorgilligan/christmas-kiss I really hope to work with him again!
Gus was very pleasant and professional to work with and the vocals he recorded for my song are very pleasing indeed.
Once again Gus approved that he is a very professional artist with so many voices in his expression. Fast delivery and great communication. A great guy!!!
This guy is fantastic. Like a chameleon he is changing voices and giving highly professional performance!
Great voice & lyrics. Can't wait to make more music with Gus!
Gus was the perfect experience. He was very dependable in completing his work quickly and with perfect quality, I didn't require any revisions. Working with him was a breeze, I didn't have to tip-toe around the usual artist ego and he was very helpful to serve me best for my special detail-oriented project. And I didn't have to tune a single note!!
Gus just nailed it one more time!
What a pro!
I'm starting to loose count of how many times I've worked with Gus!
This guy is just amazing: joyful, professional and commited.
Did I mention he is a freaking talented singer?
Gus is absolutely amazing! He put the voice and sound to lyrics my husband wrote for our daughter for her wedding. His communication was amazing and although we live in different countries, it was as if we had met because he nailed it!! The result was beyond our expectations and we could not be more grateful for Gus's talent. Exceptional!!!
Gus is a talented and terrific singer. We were very impressed with the excellent job he did on our song especially with the quick turnaround in getting it to us. He is very easy to work with and gave us great customer service. His willingness to accommodate out special requests and overall professionalism made it a pleasure to work with him.
Had a blast working with Gus AGAIN!
His dedication and commitment to the project is something really outstanding, not to mention his awesome vocal skills!
He delivered 2 completely different performances, both amazing and thrilling!
Feels like and old pal already!
Gus is fabulous to work with! He is highly creative and produced a delightfully entertaining children song for my company.
Gus was great, responsive, collaborative, and creative. He really helped bring my idea to life with soul and grace. Highly recommended.
Gus was super responsive and really understood what I was looking for. Great lyricist! Will definitely want to use again
Very good singer for amongst other thing a soulful folk americana country. Great attitude
What can I say, there are no words to explain what a talent this man is, a gem, one of a kind, no one like him in the world. I write all the music and the lyrics and when you have someone like Gus who can take what you created and take it to a place you never imagined the song could go, that's when you know you found someone very special. Love Gus!
Gus is a very talented guy! Great communicator, great songwriter and above all a top man. Many future collaborations will come in the future I'm sure.
Another superb set of vocals from Gus. Cleverly written, arranged and well recorded, and delivered quickly - thanks again Gus!
Gus is an extremely talented singer / songwriter. Quickly got to the heart of what I was looking for, and after a sending over a rough demo to check we were on the same page, wrote, arranged and recorded a great vocal with layers of stacked close harmony BVs. Will def be working with him again in the very near future!
Gus, is the very best! I searched for a very long time and to find a gem like him that cares about the music above everything is a rarity these days. Highly, Highly recommend him but don't take him away from my time working with him, lol!!!!
Gus is just an amazing guy, super professional and a tremendous vocalist.
I got him between a rock and a hard place with my project, and he managed to deliver a top notch performance smoothly and within my limited time frame!
Looking forward to work with him again, or just grab a beer whenever I'm around Seattle!
excellent working with Gus, very clear communication and talent. Recommend him highly:)
A passionate + talented musician! Gus wrote & performed two original and beautiful songs as a wedding present to my husband. The lyrics took our breath away. He created a priceless gift. So unique, so personal. Gus's ability to capture my vision & personalize a song was truly exceptional. We love his voice. Will treasure these songs for a lifetime!
Gus is an amazing musician and song writer. He made a totally unique proposal song for me and due to his help I now have a beautiful fiance! He was able to make a song out of my relationship that brought tears to both my new fiance and my eyes, I would highly recommend him! He quickly responds to every message and immediately works on the song.
Thank you Gus!
Gus & I have collaborated on at least 20 songs soon to be release by 'The Quills'. The man exudes love, for his craft, his family and his musical brothers and sisters. The 'man of a Thousand Voices', as I call him, has convinced me he can conquer any genre. More to come peeps when we launch our brand in September. Much more to come! C'Quil
Interview with Gus Reeves
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love the feeling of getting a song or a take exactly how I want it.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I've found that layering vocals can make a huge difference, bringing richness and fullness to choruses.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Jon Brion because he is as creative a producer as he is an instrumentalist and I love his ideas and his energy.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: My musical taste, abilities, and clientele are so varied that I end up working on a lot of different sounding stuff: R&B/soul, folk/americana, hip hop, etc.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Lyric writing and musical composition.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring the whole package - synthesizing composition and performance, playing multiple instruments, singing lead and background - to take a song from idea to fully realized production.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When I'm starting from scratch on my own song, I just try to pay attention to what's flowing out and nurture that. If I'm working on assignment, I familiarize myself with the material, then, trusting my instincts, I pursue the potential of those ideas and submit to the unfolding.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm really inspired by the classic Steely Dan recordings because of their attention to detail. I strive toward that level of perfection.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do musical composition, vocal writing, and vocal performing.