Alan Gillis (Gulliver)

Alan Gillis (Gulliver)

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Country - Rock | Chester le Street, England, United Kingdom
Total Song Plays: 12,056   
Member Since: 2006
   Last Login: 1/26/2021

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I've been writing songs for over 50 years now and signed my first publishing deal in 1965. My music falls mostly between rock and country, with a few songs leaning towards jazz.

Early influences were children's radio - Jimmy Rodgers and Burl Ives were regulars - and diverse family tastes - Johnnie Ray, Frankie Laine. My father loved Sons of the Pioneers and always said 'cowboy' music was the way to go.

At 14, I picked up my brother's guitar and by 16 had my first group. At 21 we were contracted to EMI recording at Abbey Road.

In our live performances we worked with the top acts of the day - Tom Jones, Hollies, Del Shannon etc. Things didn't work out and nothing was ever released. Disillusioned, we gave up to get "proper jobs".

The titles in block capitals are professionally recorded demos and those in lower case are me multi-tracked.

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Latest News

Jan 2021. I've just learned that a 1964 recording of the 1st song I ever wrote - 'Climb a Rainbow' - performed by my group The Kodebeats, has been placed by Netflix in the new series of 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' (episode 405), streaming from 1st January. Fervor Records has also released Rainbow and two other songs on I- tunes and the major streaming sites under the title 'Please be Mine'.


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GEORGE SLADEK posted 7 days ago to Alan Gillis (Gulliver)


ALAN: THANKS FOR THE FINE RATING OF "I HAVE A DREAM" I APPRECIATED IT...GEORGE

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Joseph Miller posted 2 weeks ago


Nice work... well done Alan.... Especially like Whispering a Dream.... tasty... Bravo !


Thierry Coupey posted over 30 days ago


Thank You Alan for your fine appreciation on He Was a King. Hope you are enjoying the Holiday Season in UK. I spotted your location on Google Map as part of my next project with Peter will happen at the Londons Royal Opera House... Gosh you are living far up north almost on the Scotland border !! Stay safe and Happy new year ahead !


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