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About Gilan

Sultry vocal tones that drip melodies straight into your ears. I've sang on tour, at weddings, even at Glastonbury!

I am a highly experienced vocalist. I became a vocalist because for me there is no other choice. I am a child of two jazz musicians. The earliest memories I have are of running back stage in a cabaret learning toppling melodies for the evenings big finale numbers in various countries. As an adult I think my parents had hoped I would turn away from the wicked nightlife and become...a doctor? News flash, that hasn't happened. I am a musician, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I write and perform my own music regularly as a solo artist. My highlights have been performing at a few of the smaller stages at Glastonbury and at LoudWomen Fest! My music taste is eclectic to say the least. I have written everything from pop-folk to heavy metal ( and even some RnB). My voice is highly versatile. I can even stretch to an operatic performance ( however, depending on the performance this may need some advance notice...I do not want to hurt anyone's ear drums with a shrill high C attempt...nobody wants that). As I have performed for most of my life I have had the opportunity to gain awareness of all the different kinds of events and all the different codes of conduct there may be. I am a professional and I will always want to create the atmosphere desired. Do you want people to feel moody? Do you want a mysterious temptress? Perhaps you want something more lighthearted, to motivate, to move people. I can (and have) done it all. If you are looking for a reliable vocalist for a one off OR residential gig, please do not hesitate to get in touch. I WILL give you a good show.

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Cassie F
1 year ago, for a Concert in Amersham Arms
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Gilan gave us another brilliant performance on 3rd Sept at LOUD WOMEN Fest. We’ve booked her several times before, and recorded in the studio with her, so we know her well. Her voice is truly beautiful - rich, strong and expressive. I was reminded (by another professional singer in attendance) of the time we recorded a charity single with Gilan, and each of the other vocalists used Gilan’s vocals as a guide – each remarking on how incredible her recording had been! Gilan was confident, engaging and entertaining on stage – the audience responded very well to her, and I overheard the crowd talking about her positively afterwards. Outside of the performance, Gilan was an absolute pleasure to work with – always cheerful and positive. Not only did she arrive in very good time on the day of this particular performance, she attended the previous night of the festival too to support the event. Gilan is definitely someone we hope to be working with again and again.

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Gilan's Song list

****Please note songs can be requested ahead of time for either with guitar or just vocals***
**An original set can be performed depending on atmosphere desired, please enquire if interested**
Singing with Guitar
Killing Moon -Nouvelle Vague cover
Manner of Speaking - Nouvelle Vague cover
Swell does the skull - Aldous Harding
Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana
Time to pretend - MGMT
Aeroplane - Filter
God put a smile upon your face - Coldplay
Tape song - The Kills
Diamond Dogs - David Bowie
Roulette - System of a Down
Toxicity -System of a Down
Ace of Spades - Motorhead
Rid of Me - PJ Harvey
Treated Right - Terry Reid
Walking After You - Foo Fighters
Bela Lugosi is Dead - Bauhaus
Vocals Only ( Backing track can be arranged if required)
Smooth Operator - Sade
No Ordinary Love - Sade
By Your Side -Sade
Settle Down- Kimbra
Cameo Lover - Kimbra
Oh Sailer - Fiona Apple
Extraordinary Machine - Fiona Apple
Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey
Tell Me- Madonna
Ray of Light - Madonna
Frozen - Madonna
Hollywood - Madonna
Beautiful Stranger - Madonna
A change would do you good - Sheryl Crow
Everyday is a Winding Road - Sheryl Crow
If it makes you Happy - Sheryl Crow
Favourite Mistake - Sheryl Crow
Groove is in the Heart- Dee Lite
Confide in Me - Kylie Minogue
Spinning Around - Kylie Minogue
Slow - Kylie Minogue
Did it Again - Kylie Minogue
Begin to Wonder - Kylie Minogue
State of Mind - Hollie Valance
Black Sheep - Metric
Ironic - Alanis Morisette
Hand in My Pocket - Alanis Morisette
Thank You - Alanis Morisette
Love Fool - The Cardigans
Favourite Game - The Cardigans
Erase and Rewind - The Cardigans
Single - Natasha Bedingfield
I will always love you - Whitney Houston
Its not right - Whitney Houston
Virtual Insanity - Jamiriquoi
Deeper Underground - Jamiriquoi
Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey
Big Spender - Shirley Bassey
Maybe This Time - Liza Minelli
Moving On Up - M People
Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
Cornflake Girl - Tori Amos
Big Wheel - Tori Amos
Girl from Ipanima - Astrid Gilberto
At Last - Etta James
Make me Feel - Janelle Monet
W.I.T.C.H - Devon Cole
Stupid Girl - Garbage
Paranoid - Garbage
Don't Speak - No Doubt
Sunday Morning - No Doubt
Hella Good - No Doubt
Venus As a Boy - Bjork
It's Oh So Quiet - Bjork
Are you Gonna Go my way - Lenny Kravitz
I belong to You - Lenny Kravitz
I want to run away - Lenny Kravitz
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Paparazzi - Lady Gaga
Dog Days - Florence and the Machine
Rabbit Heart - Florence and the Machine
Heads Will Roll - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Date with the Night - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Always Like This - Bombay Bicycle Club
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the Children
Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
Bohemian Like You - Dandy Warhols
Used to be friends - Dandy Warhols
Last Night - The Strokes
Adele - Rumour
Lizzo - Good As Hell
Rihanna - S&M
Rihanna - Please don't stop the Music
Aretha Franklin - Respect
Kiss - Prince
LOVE - Nat King Cole
Tramp - Peggy Lee
Break My Soul - Beyonce
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Upgrade You - Beyonce
Doo Wop (That Thing ) - Ms Lauryn Hill
Ex. Factor - Ms Lauryn Hill
Everything is Everything - Ms Lauryn Hill
I Try - Macy Grey
Why Didn't you Call me? - Macy Grey
All of Your Demons - Macy Grey ft Fatboy Slim
Woman - Doja Cat
Waterfalls - TLC
No Scrubs - TLC
Unpretty - TLC
No Surprises - Radiohead
Bury a friend - Billy Eilish
Lavender - Biig Piig
Strict Machine - Goldfrapp
White Horse - Goldfrapp
Oh La La - Goldfrapp
Sing it Back - Moloko
Don't Call Me Baby - Madison Avenue
Romeo - Basement Jaxx
Cinnamon - Hayley Williams
That Other Girl - Sevdaliza

Gilan's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£40
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£210
Up to 3 hours£300
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If you know in advance let me know, if timings are slightly off on the day it happens.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

I am happy to provide a DJ service if discussed in advance and if the venue has the PA/DJ equipment. Prices vary dependent on how long I will be DJing for so please ask when making a booking.

How much time do you need to set up?

As I use a venues PA and it is just me and my acoustic guitar/ microphone, it takes a max of half an hour to set up.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Of course, and remember you can also make requests to see if I can cater to your events needs.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I bring my own guitar, cables and microphone. I do not currently have access to a PA.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, I absolutely can. If there are a lot of song requests made a week before an event there is a fee of £20 to account for rehearsal times.
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