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 of Gus Reeves

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar25 days agoby

    Gus was great, responsive, collaborative, and creative. He really helped bring my idea to life with soul and grace. Highly recommended.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    Gus was super responsive and really understood what I was looking for. Great lyricist! Will definitely want to use again

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar3 months agoby

    Very good singer for amongst other thing a soulful folk americana country. Great attitude

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar3 months agoby

    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!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_author_-_rob_price4 months agoby

    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.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_jt-avatar4 months agoby

    Another superb set of vocals from Gus. Cleverly written, arranged and well recorded, and delivered quickly - thanks again Gus!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_jt-avatar5 months agoby

    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!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar5 months agoby

    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!!!!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar6 months agoby

    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!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar6 months agoby

    excellent working with Gus, very clear communication and talent. Recommend him highly:)

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar7 months agoby

    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-avatar10 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.