Highly experienced and versatile songwriter 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, top line, and general composition), vocals, and session vocal arrangement.

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Reviews of Gus Reeves

  • Default-avatar3 days agoby Verified Review

    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!

  • Default-avatar2 months agoby

    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

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Interview with Gus Reeves

Which artist would you like to work with and why?
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.
What type of music do you usually work on?
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.
What's your strongest skill?
Lyric writing and musical composition.
What do you bring to a song?
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.
What's your typical work process?
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.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I'm really inspired by the classic Steely Dan recordings because of their attention to detail. I strive toward that level of perfection.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I do musical composition, vocal writing, and vocal performing.