Gus Reeves

Songwriter/Vocalist

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Highly experienced and versatile songwriter/topline artist/vocalist to help realize your musical vision!

I have been writing and recording professionally for over a decade, have released several records of original material and, offering my skills as a lyricist, composer, and vocalist, have collaborated with numerous clients around the world 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 soul, R&B, hip hop, pop, rock, funk, 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.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

137 Reviews - 28 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Jason M.
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    Always great to work with Gus. Don't know how many projects at this point, but all great!

  2. Review by Sergey C.
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    I am blown away by your professional approach to every single detail I was sharing with you! One more project was done! Thank you Gus! I look forward for our next cooperation!

  3. Review by Sergey C.
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    This is not just cooperation, this is a real creation, in which you can always find a room for your further development! Thank you Mr.Gus Reeves for your friendliness and professional support in our projects!

  4. Review by Greg
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    Great work, loved it!

  5. Review by N
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    Another great collaboration with Gus on a song.
    Always a pleasure and 5 🌟!

  6. Review by Lindsay B.
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    Gus was great to work with! Very receptive to my ideas and always got back to me in a timely fashion. Very helpful and talented with creating the track I wanted for my project!

  7. Review by Neil S.
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    I've been looking forward to working with Gus again and I'm incredibly happy with the results. There's a reason Gus is so highly rated - he's great. You should work with him too!

  8. Review by N
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    Always a pleasure working with Gus. Looking forward to working with him again.

  9. Review by Sergey C.
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    This is our not the first and definitely not the last project! It is always very pleasant to work: calmly, professionally and confident. I always feel a special attitude to all moments and details important to me. Thank you Gus for the next magic in working with our project!

  10. Review by Novia F.
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    I am really satisfied and amazed by his writing skills.
    Looking forward to work with his soon again

  11. Review by MusicallyAttached
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    Honestly, Gus was super friendly and did such an amazing job to honestly meeting my expectations with just LYRICS!!! I was so vague since I was just getting started with my first song, and he honestly just magically knew what kind of song I wanted! He is like magic. 10/10

  12. Review by Gracie B.
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    Gus is an enormous talent. He turned my lyrics and melody into magic. Better than I could have ever imagined. Thank you, Gus!!

  13. Review by N
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    Always a pleasure working with Gus. πŸ‘πŸ‘
    5 🌟

  14. Review by Sergey C.
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    One more project is done! Such a great cooperation which goes always easy, respectful and very personal! This is what I am looking for. Thank you Gus!

  15. Review by Sergey C.
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    Each our project is hard work. And I enjoy it a lot, leaning and improving. True professional! Thank you you Gus!

  16. Review by Christopher G.
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    Magic. If there is such a thing as magic, Gus has it in spades. The way he can put my lyrics in a cauldron and come out with these amazing sounding potions with life and rhythm is amazing. Worth every cent, every time. Great guy as well which makes everything easy.

    100% recommend.

  17. Review by Jemal y.
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    Gus was incredibly skilled and supportive. His priority was to clarify and elevate my particular artistic vision and he stayed true to that the whole time. I walked away with a song that I want the whole world to hear. I had no idea that "me" could sound so good!!!!! Recommend whole heartedly. Definitely I can’t wait to get more songs done by him

  18. Review by N
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    It was a pleasure working with Gus.Great communication
    Time sufficient,professional, paid attention to every detail behind the story of the song.. lyrics came out great!
    5 STARS!! πŸ‘πŸ‘

  19. Review by Christopher G.
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    And again I come back because Gus is flawless at translating my lyrics to fully fledged songs. Great communication as always, and a great guy with amazing ideas of how to incorporate his artistry with my stories.

    100% on everything, including recommending him!

  20. Review by Sergey C.
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    Gus is a true creature and hard worker! Working together is always something special for me! Thank you!

Interview with Gus Reeves

  1. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  2. A: I love the feeling of getting a song or a take exactly how I want it.

  3. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  4. A: I've found that layering vocals can make a huge difference, bringing richness and fullness to choruses.

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: Lyric writing and musical composition.

  7. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  8. 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.

  9. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  10. 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.

  11. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  12. 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.

  13. Q: What's your typical work process?

  14. 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.

  15. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  16. A: I'm really inspired by the classic Steely Dan recordings because of their attention to detail. I strive toward that level of perfection.

  17. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  18. A: I do musical composition, vocal writing, and vocal performing.

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