Jillian Ann is a multi-media artist who is equally comfortable behind a piano or in front of a camera, singing on festival stages or producing tracks for a DJ set in a nightclub. This classically trained pianist and industry groomed songwriter crosses the musical genres of electronica to goth industrial rock,
Jillian Ann is a multi-media artist who is equally comfortable behind a piano or in front of a camera, singing on festival stages or producing tracks for a DJ set in a nightclub.
This classically trained pianist and industry groomed songwriter crosses the musical genres of electronica to goth industrial rock, all the while experimenting and collaborating with cutting edge dj's and producers in dubstep, drum & bass, bass, IDM, glitch and even house and trance and sounds so new there is no name for them yet. Her musical obsession developed during her early years in rural georgia where due to religion her parents decided keeping her out of school was the best choice. Leaving her alone with a piano the library and the woods as her only friends. Who became her passion and outlet.
Since leaving home at 17 She has written top ten hits with Love & Light , MSD, Pegboard Nerds, NitGrit, David Starfire, Sugarpill, Knight Riderz, An-Ten-Nae , Kraddy, John B, collaborated with Bruce Somers of Kidneythieves, Rabbit in the Moon written an album with Heavyweight Dub Champion and Auditory Canvas as well as released several albums of Neo Classical, Ambient and Experimental musical creations. She is presently working with a number of new up and coming producers for her unique DJ/Live set which has her singing and playing piano live over exclusive tracks. As well as finishing a solo Record containing collaborations from other top artist in the bass and underground electronica community such as Phuturprimitive, Blunt Instrumental, Knight Riderz, MSD, Tina Guo and others. As well as creating a line of Jewelry and Fashion with Cassidy Haley co founder of the cult Fashion Line SkinGraft which she will be launching along with new music. She has lived all over the world working as a Professional muse and musician from Paris to Milan Costa Rica to New York City. Everything she has released in the last year has hit and hung out in the charts making her one of the most sought after vocalist in the bass/dubstep and dance community.
The Heart: Jillian is an ardent environmentalist and is committed to human and animal rights and her lyrics often cut to the core of her beliefs. Her song "confess" speaks to her experimental lifestyle and the video to it was banned from traditional television stations barring a re-edit which she refused to do. The song "Know us" speaks to the prejudice that affects all those who look or act differently than the norm. Quiet Riot was Written while at a protest about not giving up your rights or dreams, Beauty and the Bass Encourages freedom and sexual expression Love Again Speaks about love through multiple lives. When not making music and art you can usually find her studying various forms of healing, magic, gardening, saving black cats and studying ancient spirituality and rituals. The track record and the gear: Jillian Ann is not a newcomer to performing, she's performed worldwide and fronted for Heavyweight Dub Champion and Auditory canvas as well as for her solo performance shows. This year she added Dj'ing with live vocals and is producing and remixing tracks for herself and others. (A complete list of festivals, dates and venues is available upon request) Jillian's shows can range from self contained to full band. She played a festival every weekend over the summer and fall and her solo set was featured at such premiere stages such as Electric Daisy Carnival, Envision Festival, Enchanted Forrest, The Vanguard in Los Angeles as well as at coveted stages at burningman such as Bass Camp, Nexus, The Hookadom, Nexus, Fractal Nation, Alongside with world known DJ's.
Personal Info: Jillian Ann is a self funded artist from Georgia who now lives in Los Angeles after living in New York, Paris, Milan, and San Francisco. She funds her music and lives off of her earnings from DJ'ing performing, acting, modeling and art directing and of course music sales. Jillian is also a poet, blogger, tweets (a lot) and is skilled in Photoshop and enjoys photography and video which has lead to her starting to produce and art direct various projects for others and herself. She has become notorious as a model and artist due to her rule bending capacity and has a cult following for her edgy and artistic image. Some of her clients include Photo Magazine, Sony Music, Geffen Records, Loreal, Coke, HBO, Lots of hip designers , Revolver Films, MIT Magazine, Mute Productions, Nintendo, Harpers Collins, Nikki Sixx, and many more. When she's not working on new songs, Dj'ing festivals, or Singing on Stages you can often find her in front of a camera creating still or motion pictures. She's worked with top directors and photographers internationally and is always on a quest to create amazing images as much as sonic earscapes.
Last thoughts: I'd like to live in a world where compassion and kindness are not seen as weaknesses to be exploited, where being different triggers interest and not suspicion, where art is once again recognized as an important quality to being alive and hopefully get people to recognize that by hurting the planet we are killing ourselves.
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