Customer Reviews

People who have hired Dan, have this to say...

Dan Gillies is a talented musician and producer who is able to execute a creative vision while maintaining the highest level of professional standards. He is truly a champion for the arts in our region and is dedicated to supporting and cultivating the next generation of musicians. Dan is a strong ambassador for the strength and vibrancy of the Wood Buffalo arts community.

Constance Scarlett, Former Executive Director, Arts Council Wood Buffalo

Dan Gillies is a rare breed who is mak­ing a liv­ing through his music…IN FORT MCMURRAY! He has the skills and con­nec­tions to go almost any­where and be suc­cess­ful, but he has cho­sen to put down roots in Wood Buf­falo and raise his fam­ily here. In many ways, he is break­ing new ground, craft­ing a viable liv­ing as an artist effec­tively mix­ing song­writ­ing, per­form­ing and teach­ing. In my ideal future for Fort McMur­ray, I see artists of all dis­ci­plines fol­low­ing in Dan’s pro­gres­sive and coura­geous foot­steps. A tal­ented musi­cian, a con­sum­mate pro­fes­sional, and a great human being, Daniel Gillies is a class act who makes me feel incred­i­bly opti­mistic about our artis­tic future as a com­mu­nity and region.

Rus­sell Thomas, Former Direc­tor Of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Com­mu­nity Impact, United Way of Fort McMurray

Dan Gillies is an excel­lent musi­cian who is adapt­able to any envi­ron­ment. Whether play­ing sophis­ti­cated jazz at our for­mal Kaos 911 fundraiser of eclec­tic tunes at our City Cen­tre Urban mar­ket, Daniel has con­tin­ued to please diverse musi­cal audi­ences with a plethora of musi­cal styles. Warm, funny and approach­able, Daniel Gillies will bring you a musi­cal expe­ri­ence from out of this world.

Rick Kirschner (M.Min), Co-Founder of The Bridge 91.1

Daniel Gillies is a fan­tas­tic musician…We have enjoyed it each and every time that he has per­formed at the Mac­Don­ald Island Com­mu­nity Art Gallery’s open­ings and events. Daniel has a fan­tas­tic con­nec­tion with his audi­ence. He brings tremen­dous energy with his orig­i­nal musi­cal style. He’s truly a musician!

Ana Maria Mendez-Barks, Arts & Cul­ture Coor­di­na­tor, Mac­Don­ald Island Park Corporation

We were very pleased when Daniel Gillies accepted our invi­ta­tion to play for us, at our Christmas/Holiday Staff Party for Legacy Dodge on Jan­u­ary 12, 2013. Daniel was very atten­tive to all details in the plan­ning, and he pre­pared well in advance to ensure we had exactly what we were look­ing for. He com­mu­ni­cated through­out the plan­ning process, and we knew every­one would cer­tainly enjoy and appre­ci­ate his per­for­mance. Our party was one of a “Vegas” theme and the music Daniel selected, matched per­fectly to enhance our spe­cial evening. Thank you for a job well done!

Del & Charlene Bouck, Owners

Daniel Gillies is an amaz­ing local musi­cian, who goes above and beyond for his clients. Daniel’s work ethic and pro­fes­sion­al­ism make him very easy to work with. Fol­low­ing his per­for­mance at a fundrais­ing event, I was inun­dated with calls from the com­mu­nity, ask­ing how they could get in touch with him, as some­one with his musi­cal tal­ent is a rarity.

Erika Ford, For­mer Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Vol­un­teer Wood Buffalo

Daniel played at my girlfriend’s 50th birth­day. It was a small fam­ily gath­er­ing and Daniel was the “sur­prise” of the event. He came, setup, and began to play while we kept my girl­friend dis­tracted out­side on the deck. She was floored with the music mag­i­cally float­ing out of the house when Daniel started to play. The rest of the evening was absolutely mag­i­cal. We spent all of it lis­ten­ing to a wide range of music — did I men­tion Daniel can play any­thing! By far, it was one of the best presents she had ever got­ten. I could not begin to rec­om­mend Daniel more … totally pro­fes­sional, totally amazing.

Bryan Jackson, Fort McMurray Resident

I went to a wine and cheese event put on by a local hotel — and fell in love with the incred­i­ble ambi­ence cre­ated by a gui­tar player — Daniel — who played beau­ti­ful back­ground music the entire evening. When an oppor­tu­nity came up through my work to plan an annual for­mal din­ner on behalf of our Board, I imme­di­ately thought of Daniel and his music. Daniel was very pro­fes­sional through­out the entire evening — in fact rarely took a break! — and through his bril­liant gui­tar play­ing skill cre­ated this same won­der­ful ambi­ence for the Board’s guests. Every­one com­mented on how much they enjoyed the evening largely due to the fab­u­lous back­ground music. (As an event plan­ner, Daniel really made me look great!) Daniel has now played on two sep­a­rate occa­sions for us — each time with huge suc­cess — and I plan to con­tinue uti­liz­ing his “magic” to help make events mem­o­rable and remarkable.

Sharon Dunn, Former Exec­u­tive Assis­tant to the Super­in­ten­dent of Schools, Fort McMur­ray Pub­lic School District



Turning the Page // Dan Gillies
  1. Turning the Page // Dan Gillies
  2. Horse Chase // Dan Gillies
  3. In the Mood For Modal // Dan Gillies
  4. The Voyage // Dan Gillies
  5. How Deep the Father’s Love For Us // Dan Gillies
  6. Heather’s Song // Dan Gillies
  7. Turning the Page (Reprise) // Dan Gillies