Berklee Summer in the CityRobert Gillies

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Thursday / August 9, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Club Passim
47 Palmer Street
United States
Robert Gillies

Robert Gillies is one part award-winning songwriter, one part folk-popper, and every bit an infectiously energetic performer, armed with a personality wrought from years of traveling the world and exploring it with a child-like wonder.

Born in Stirling, Scotland as the only child of two musical parents, Gillies began playing music at the age of 4 but didn't truly find his passion within music until 16 years later, when he reached a fifth-life crisis. 

Now, six years later, Gillies is firmly entrenched in a life of music. Having spent several years traveling, serving as a volunteer in various positions around the world, and sharing his musical journey with those around him, he graduated from Berklee. Before studying at Berklee, Gillies had shared his music in venues in Japan, Canada, the U.S., and the U.K., to much praise from peers and elders alike. 

What is it they hear in his music? Perhaps it is a sincerity driven by an earnest search for the positive in life, the desire to connect to those around him, and a certain sensitivity behind the well-crafted lyrics and solid musicianship.