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Anastasia Gilliam BIO & HONORS

2024: Reboot! SO ready to see you all again!

2018-2023: Time off for good behavior & well deserved rest... then Covid shutdown...then major surgery, then rear ended, whew, what a ride!

• Butterfly Breakdown: Ranked Portland's #1 Indie/Blues/Rock group by ReverbNation (4th Year in a Row)

• Became Featured Artists on Pandora and Spotify

• Nominated for Best Female Indie Rock Artists by Women in Charge Radio, Atlanta, GA
• Invited by NACF to participate as a panelist/judge for the National Artists Fellowship (Music) grants review.
   This is a national non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the artistic and musical visions of 
   American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian arts and cultures.
• Selected as Featured Artists on the Compilation CD "Local Roots Live Concert Series" 
   sponsored by KMUZ FM, Salem, OR.


• Released: "A Little Water - the EP for Blue"
• Became Breedlove Guitars Sponsored Artists
• Ranked Portland's #1 Indie/Blues/Rock group by ReverbNation


• Chosen as “Artists in Residency” at McMenamin's Boon’s Treasury in Salem, OR  
• Began production on their full length CD "Blue" & the EP "A Little Water" 
• Gained regular rotation on international podcasts, local and national radio stations

2011 - Present:
• Tours throughout the Pacific North West 
• Co-Wrote, Arranged, Recorded and Produced Butterfly Breakdown's first CD “Live From Maui” 

Voted  as "Best Musician on Maui" 
Her band (VooDoo Suns) Voted "Best Rock & Roll Band on Maui
Member of the "Arts Education for Children Group" as a vocal instructor
Music Theory Tutor for Home Schooled children ages 6-9

2003 - 2008:
In addition to performing & teaching, Anastasia volunteered her time to Mana'o Radio 91.5 FM as voice over artist and DJ
Produced a four hour show each month that featured music from local artists, new international acts, comedy & interviews

Supported the non-profit radio station through various fund raisers

Recorded and self-produced the debut solo album: 
"Slip Beneath the Covers, Vol. 1"


The VooDoo Suns debut album "Songs from the Haleakala Kitchen" was nominated for the prestigious
Na Hoku Hanohano Award for "Best Original Rock Album of the Year"

Recognized by the Hawaiian Academy of Recording Arts as:

• "Most Promising New Artists" 
• "Best Producers"
• "Best Songwriters" 
• "Best Song of the Year" (for Invisible) 
• "Best New Group of the Year"

Nominated as "Favorite Entertainer of the Year" by Borders Books & Music

1991 - 2005:
Formed the highly acclaimed Alternative Rock Band "The Missionaries" 

• Released the Self Titled CD "The Missionaries" 
• Received Honorable Mention from MTVs "Battle of the Bands"

Received mention in:
Vanity Fair Magazine
"As Bad as I Want to Be" by Dennis Rodman
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno