Highly experienced and versatile songwriter/topline artist/vocalist to help realize your musical vision!
I have been writing and recording professionally for over a decade, have released several records of original material and, offering my skills as a lyricist, composer, and vocalist, have collaborated with numerous clients around the world to bring their visions to life. While living in Chicago, I was honored by the Illinois Arts Council with an Artist Fellowship Award and worked at the Chicago Recording Company, recording vocals for private clients and appearing as a featured artist on Acoustic Chicago.
My love of music extends to a broad range of genres, including soul, R&B, hip hop, pop, rock, funk, folk, country, americana, and classical, all of which have influenced my original material.
I offer industry-quality writing (lyrics, topline, general composition), vocals, and session vocal arrangement.
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143 Reviews - 28 Repeat ClientsEndorse Gus Reeves
I just wrapped up another collaboration with Gus. It’s such a unique experience to hand over lyrics to someone and get a beautiful song and melody in return. Gus puts so much work into crafting his music to fit the lyrics and mood. He is a top notch singer, musician and songwriter - completely deserving of all the 5 star reviews he receives. I am always incredibly happy with the results of our collaborations and consider myself fortunate to have the chance to work with him.
Another great collaboration with Gus always a pleasure and great to work it 💯!!!!
From start to finish, the collaboration was marked by a deep level of respect and professionalism, and I couldn't be more pleased with the end result. One of the things that stood out to me the most about Gus was his ability to really get to the heart of what we were trying to communicate through our messaging. He took the time to listen carefully to my needs and goals, and then applied his deep knowledge and experience to craft copy that was both compelling and effective.
Gus was a great help for my project. He was very good to adapt to changes and he delivered a great job. It was a pleasure to work with him and i would choose him again for one of my future projects.
Always very deep and with great attention to every detail. Gus always puts his heart into each of our projects. Thank you!
I work with great pleasure with a Gus. I can always count on great attention to all the details of the project, patience and respect for my material. He is a real professional, with a high level of skills, which includes such a rare combination as hard work, diligence and experience that allows him to adapt all your material, taking into account all the trends of modern music without loss of essence and the main message of the selected topic.
Always great to work with Gus. Don't know how many projects at this point, but all great!
I am blown away by your professional approach to every single detail I was sharing with you! One more project was done! Thank you Gus! I look forward for our next cooperation!
This is not just cooperation, this is a real creation, in which you can always find a room for your further development! Thank you Mr.Gus Reeves for your friendliness and professional support in our projects!
Great work, loved it!
Another great collaboration with Gus on a song.
Always a pleasure and 5 🌟!
Gus was great to work with! Very receptive to my ideas and always got back to me in a timely fashion. Very helpful and talented with creating the track I wanted for my project!
I've been looking forward to working with Gus again and I'm incredibly happy with the results. There's a reason Gus is so highly rated - he's great. You should work with him too!
Always a pleasure working with Gus. Looking forward to working with him again.
This is our not the first and definitely not the last project! It is always very pleasant to work: calmly, professionally and confident. I always feel a special attitude to all moments and details important to me. Thank you Gus for the next magic in working with our project!
I am really satisfied and amazed by his writing skills.
Looking forward to work with his soon again
Honestly, Gus was super friendly and did such an amazing job to honestly meeting my expectations with just LYRICS!!! I was so vague since I was just getting started with my first song, and he honestly just magically knew what kind of song I wanted! He is like magic. 10/10
Gus is an enormous talent. He turned my lyrics and melody into magic. Better than I could have ever imagined. Thank you, Gus!!
Always a pleasure working with Gus. 👍👍
One more project is done! Such a great cooperation which goes always easy, respectful and very personal! This is what I am looking for. Thank you Gus!
Interview with Gus Reeves
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love the feeling of getting a song or a take exactly how I want it.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I've found that layering vocals can make a huge difference, bringing richness and fullness to choruses.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Lyric writing and musical composition.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Jon Brion because he is as creative a producer as he is an instrumentalist and I love his ideas and his energy.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: My musical taste, abilities, and clientele are so varied that I end up working on a lot of different sounding stuff: R&B/soul, folk/americana, hip hop, etc.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring the whole package - synthesizing composition and performance, playing multiple instruments, singing lead and background - to take a song from idea to fully realized production.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When I'm starting from scratch on my own song, I just try to pay attention to what's flowing out and nurture that. If I'm working on assignment, I familiarize myself with the material, then, trusting my instincts, I pursue the potential of those ideas and submit to the unfolding.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm really inspired by the classic Steely Dan recordings because of their attention to detail. I strive toward that level of perfection.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do musical composition, vocal writing, and vocal performing.