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.
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137 Reviews - 28 Repeat ClientsEndorse Gus Reeves
Always great to work with Gus. Don't know how many projects at this point, but all great!
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!
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!
Great work, loved it!
Another great collaboration with Gus on a song.
Always a pleasure and 5 🌟!
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!
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!
Always a pleasure working with Gus. Looking forward to working with him again.
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!
I am really satisfied and amazed by his writing skills.
Looking forward to work with his soon again
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
Gus is an enormous talent. He turned my lyrics and melody into magic. Better than I could have ever imagined. Thank you, Gus!!
Always a pleasure working with Gus. 👍👍
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!
Each our project is hard work. And I enjoy it a lot, leaning and improving. True professional! Thank you you Gus!
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.
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
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!! 👍👍
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!
Gus is a true creature and hard worker! Working together is always something special for me! Thank you!
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: What's your strongest skill?
A: Lyric writing and musical composition.
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 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.