Gillian Tuite is an Irish fingerstyle guitarist, singer and songwriter from Oldcastle, Co. Meath.
Gillian began playing guitar at the age of ten and soon developed a passion for the music of artists such as Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell and James Taylor. Sometime later, she attended the Ballyfermot Rock School, Dublin, where she discovered her love of songwriting and further developed her already considerable guitar playing abilities.
Upon graduating, Gillian concentrated on live performance and on further developing her craft. She regularly performed at open mic nights and played a number of festivals and support slots throughout the country.
Gillian's performances have already earned her a reputation for captivating a live audience and are typified by creative and tasteful guitar playing, strong vocal melodies and heartfelt lyrics.
Gillian's self-titled debut EP, recorded with a number of top Irish musicians, showcases four of her beautifully crafted songs. She has recently performed on a number of radio programmes and played live shows including support to acts such as Duke Special, Paddy Casey and Eleanor McEvoy.
Gillian is currently working on new material, having recently returned from an inspirational trip to Nashville. There she took part in a Randy Newman tribute show, 'Nashville Sings Newman', alongside established musicians such as Jon Vezner, Buddy Mondlock and Pat Flynn, and collaborated with renowned Nashville songwriters Fred Koller and Cyndi Torres. She is hoping to go into the studio in the latter part of 2018, following an exciting lineup of summer shows.