Singer, Song Writer, Recording Artist, Producer
NA HOKU HANO HANO Award Nominee:
Best Original Rock Album of 2006
Recognized by the HI Academy of Recording Artists:
2006: Most Promising New Artist, Best Producer,
Best Rock Song, Best New Group, Best Song Writer
Entertainer of the Year by Borders Books and Music 2005
Best Musician on Maui 2005
Honorable Mention MTVs Indie Band Contest 1992
Anastasia is enjoying her musical projects with Zay Harrison and BUTTERFLY BREAKDOWN.
In 2014 Butterfly Breakdown became Breedlove Sponsored Artists and Voted the #1 Indie/Rock/Blues band in Portland, OR by ReverbNation.
Their music gained regular rotation on international podcasts, local and national radio stations.
Butterfly Breakdown was also selected as a featured artist on the upcoming CD "Local Roots Live Concert Series" sponsored by KMUZ FM, Salem, OR.
Available for House Concerts, Private and Public events - for booking Contact:
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Born in North Carolina, Anastasia was raised in the rural seclusion of the Ozark mountains of Northern Arkansas. She spent most of her childhood wandering through the wilderness exploring the sounds & rhythms of her natural surroundings. Thus, the beginning of her fascination with sound, voice, percussion and dance.
From 1991 to 2014 Anastasia formed three independent recording/music production companies and released five highly successful albums and is working on her sixth full length album with Butterfly Breakdown due out in late 2015.
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.
Opened for a diverse range of shows for: Yes, Randy Travis, Collective Soul, Cyndi Lauper and Pat Benetar.
Performed on stage 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 Gilliam has the soul of the south and the flair and polish of the Big Apple. Her crisp, clear sound is supported by a powerful set of pipes on the order of kd Lang. Anastasia is never imitative, she brings all of her vocal power and skill to discovering fresh musical ideas and lyrical nuances the original artists only scraped the surface of...."
- iTunes review
"Her passionate vocals will haunt, caress & comfort you long after the music is finished...."
- CD Baby review
"The hottest thing to hit Hawaii since Madame Pele"
- Maui Time Magazine
Read the article in Maui Time Weekly
on the VooDoo Suns.
Butterfly Breakdown Press
"I can't believe all that sound comes from two people! You sound like a whole band! We love the guitar work and percussion, but the way your voices blend together - WOW!"
- Audience Member (10/15/14)
"Your Cover Tunes are GREAT! You've played every single one of my favorites and your renditions are F%$@#!g Amazing!"
- Audience Member (10/17/14)
“I wanted to let you all know that you have received 100% positive feedback from everybody at the July 4th show! Yes all of the personality, heart and quality musical craftsmanship has once again been appreciated by many people. The good word is circulating rapidly in regards to how much fun we all had with you all there. Your show and musical talent has made an impression that will be remembered by us folks forever.
Beautiful work Butterfly Breakdown! Thank you and please know we will consider you again for all of our future events.”
- Bethany Neighborhood Press
“We loved Butterfly Breakdown's performance for our winery's anniversary party - everyone there was so impressed. Talk about a perfect match! The music, feel, atmosphere, climate, great wine!!!
Thank you Butterfly Breakdown"
- Cascade Cliffs Winery