Welcome to the Official Website of Anastasia Gilliam
Present: Anastasia has been taking some well deserved time off to recoup from some health issues.
On the mend & working towards performing & teaching again soon!
Past: Between 1990 - 2018 Anastasia has composed, arranged and self produced six CDs and is currently working on her seventh CD of original music.
She has contributed to many other original musical collaborations as well as composed music for radio, television and movie soundtracks. She has extensive experience as a studio session musician, both as a singer and percussionist and has worked as a voice over artist for both commercial and non-profit radio stations.
She’s opened for a diverse range of shows including:
Yes, Randy Travis, Pat Benetar, Collective Soul & pictured here
performing with Cyndi Lauper 2008.
She has been invited to perform with Grammy Award Winners:
Cyndi Lauper, Jose Feliciano, Darius Rucker and Hootie & the Blowfish,
Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Eddie Vedder, lead singer of Pearl Jam.
Anastasia (performing with the Missionaries 1996).
Scene of Dennis Rodman as he delivered Eddie Vedder to the stage to sit in with the band.
Career Highlights & Honors:
2015: Nominated for Best Female Indie Rock Artists of the Year
by Women in Charge Radio, Atlanta, GA
Selected as Featured Artists on KMUZ Radio's "Local Roots Live Concert Series" compilation CD and television show
2014: Sponsored by Breedlove Guitars
Ranked Portland OR. #1 Indie/Rock/Blues group by ReverbNation
2006: Na Hoku Hano Hano Award Nominee for Best Original Rock Album of the Year
Recognized by the Hawaiian Academy of Recording Arts as:
Most Promising New Artist, Best Producer of the Year, Best Song of the Year,
Best New Group of the Year (VooDoo Suns), Best New Songwriter of the Year
and also nominated as Entertainer of the Year by Borders Books and Music
2005: Voted #1 Musician on Maui by Maui Time Magazine
Plays: percussion, dulcimer, flute
Teaches: Songwriting Lectures and Workshops, Yoga and Voice and Music Theory
Other: Member of BMI, the Hawaiian Academy of Recording Arts, Just Plain Folks Music Organization and the Arts Education for Children Group
Artist Development Specialist: mentoring the next generation of singers/songwriters and musicians.
Creative Artist, Freelance Graphic Designer, Freelance Writer and
Holistic Lifestyle Consultant incorporating singing, music and art into Wellness Coaching.
Click on the CD covers below to hear or download MP3s:
Live From Maui
by Butterfly Breakdown (2012)
The acoustic duet recorded LIVE on the air on Mana'o Radio 91.5FM 2012
Haleakala Upcountry Blues
By The VooDoo Sun (2006)
This CD was nominated for the prestegious
NA HOKU HANO HANO Award for BEST ORIGINAL ROCK ALBUM of the Year
(Self Titled) (1996)
A collection of original Alternative Rock tunes by the #1 Band on Maui (1991-1997)
Orchid the Jellyfish
By Orchid Cavett (Anastasia Gilliam & Zay Harrison) (2013)
This 3 song EP features music for children about ocean adventures and safety.
Find out more at: www.orchidthejellyfish.com