Gii means heart in the language of the Gamillaroi people. We have chosen “Gii” as the name for our folk band. We are known as GiiMusic. GiiMusic was founded by Troy Russell and Bree Baxter in 2016. Both have a deep love of folk music of all styles and always look for fresh and new ways to tell a story. The vocalist is Leila Hamilton hails from Hill End and Troy and Bree met her at a series of concerts held in Redfern NSW.  Chris Beltran on ukelele and guitar. Chris's playing style is important to the sound of GiiMusic and his playing compliments the sound of the band. 

GiiMusic

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GiiMusic

Bree Baxter

Violin

Bree first held a violin at the age of five. She played folk violin as a child, inspired by the music played in her Dad’s celtic band. Bree studied classical violin at university, but has always been drawn to jazz, folk and contemporary music.

Troy Russell

guitar banjo mandolin

Although he is new to the game of composing he is making steady headway into the Art Music scene. Recently commissioned by Sydney Living Museums for the exhibition "Songs of Home", Troy writes some of the songs for GiiMusic and he writes of his family as it is rich in story and history. 

Leila Hamilton

singer

Started singing at the age of 4.

Twinkle Twinkle was first Solo.

Inspired by rhythm...melody...words.

I Luv ReggaeRiddim...BlueBeat...Ska...Soul 

Chris Beltran

Guitar Ukulele

Chris began performing at age 11. He was taught ukulele by his father who had an Hawaiian band. Chris has worked as a bassist, guitarist, ukulele player and singer in various bands. He likes strong rhythm, melody and songwriting. Swing Blues 1930's jazz and contemporary music.

Quirky Quotes

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I've ended up where I needed to be.”

— D. Adams

Upcoming Gig

Strange times! 

We hope that you are all staying safe and thinking smart about dealing with COVID. Be strong and well and if you like, feel free to drop us a line. Take care all. GiiMusic.

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Aug3

Gii Music at Magnify / Memory Hosted by Blacktown Arts Centre

Holy Family Parish, 252-254 Luxford Rd, 2770, Emerton, Mt Druitt. NSW

How do we respectfully capture and share the knowledge and stories of our Aboriginal elders?

Internationally acclaimed artist Ursula Yovich and her band will present new music based on conversations with local elders in this intimate contemporary music concert. Become immersed in story through Ursula’s music over an afternoon tea of damper and sweets.

Developed in partnership with Moogahlin Performing Arts and the Baabayn Aboriginal Corporation.

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