Feature Act available for hire, based in Queensland
Lij (pronounced l-eye-j) Gilmour is a name you are sure to be hearing more of soon. Having amassed over 80,000 followers collectively across his social networking platforms, Lij is already proving to be popular amongst the teen market.
Lij has been described as the artist to watch in 2014 by both Girlfriend and Dolly Magazines, has featured in every teen press in the country and throughout Indonesia; and has also performed on the likes of Toasted TV, Disney Channel and ABC 3.
Hailing from the Sunshine coast, eighteen-year-old Lij Gilmour was first introduced to music five years ago after joining the school choir. Following an opportunity to perform in front of 90,000 at the Woodford Folk Festival, a captivated Lij instantly resonated with guitar idols John Butler and more, who sparked his intense love and obsession with music and the guitar.
"After my experience performing for the first time, Mum and I happened to be walking past a music store where she bought me my first guitar", says Lij.
Gathering inspiration from the likes of Ed Sheeran, John Butler, Justin Bieber, Hayley Williams (Paramore), Tyler Ward, amongst others, Lij established his own musical identity in the form of debut single Another Day released in September 2013 which was supported by a sold out tour his first tour playing shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Like his predecessors, in this social media climate, Lij has utilised the power of social networking platforms to build his fanbase, recording songs by other artists and putting his version on YouTube covering the likes of Ed Sheeran, 3 Doors Down and others.
"I loved the whole idea of building yourself as a musician from the ground up and using the Internet as a tool to do this".