GIL KANEDA is a creator of modern ballads. He writes his own music & lyrics, plays the piano & guitar, and sings. He is also an actor & model. His music career began after hearing his first Bob Dylan album followed by guitar lessons taught by a girl in his high school freshman English class. Kaneda is primarily influenced by rock, classical, jazz, & movie scores from the sixties & seventies. His favorite composers include JOHN BARRY, HENRY MANCINI, MICHEL LEGRAND, BURT BACHARACH, & classical GERSHWIN.
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Gig Length: 30 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
It's midnight in the wilderness: From the lost highways and fever swamps, a new voice arises from the deep dark South...
RETAIL, stage name of Gilbert Kaneda, is a darkwave singer-songwriter, guitarist, and self-taught pianist. Despite a lack of formal training, RETAIL has topped the list of classical artists from Atlanta on reverbnation. On myspace, RETAIL has over 27,000 followers. RETAIL's influences include THE BEATLES, BOB DYLAN, THE DOORS, DAVID BOWIE, SARAH MCLACHLAN, FRANK SINATRA, & JOHN BARRY. RETAIL's style is an undiluted cocktail of eighties goth, sixties movie scores, and seventies art rock. RETAIL names his style "mood music", and his songs evoke a kaleidoscope of moods: Sensual, romantic, atmospheric, psychological, political, and spiritual. "A twenty-first century poet with deep running roots."
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Influences & Inspiration
BOB DYLAN, THE BEATLES, DAVID BOWIE, THE DOORS, SARAH MCLACHLAN, LED ZEPPELIN, ROLLING STONES, NEIL YOUNG, ELVIS PRESLEY, ELVIS COSTELLO, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, THE WHO, JOHNNY CASH, MAZZY STARR, THE CLASH, U2, SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES
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