The GillyGirls Band consists of four sisters–two sets of twins. Savannah and Morgan Gillingham, who are 15, and Hailey and Jillian Gillingham who are 13. Specializing in toe-tapping favorites and nostalgic Americana, their repertoire consists of bluegrass, southern gospel, old-time string and western swing.
Savannah sings vocal harmonies and plays mandolin and fiddle. She is the oldest, (by a minute) member of the band and generally the Boss! When not playing her fiddle, she can be found at the piano, or in the kitchen baking up something delicious! Morgan sings lead vocals as well as baritone, yodels, and also plays bass, mandolin and ukulele. She is a self-confessed Disney Addict as well as an avid pianist! Hailey sings lead vocals, high tenor, and plays guitar. Hailey loves her cats and all things fitness related. Jillian sings harmony and plays mandolin, banjo and a little bass. She loves writing good, old-fashioned letters, and riding her bike as well as bringing comic relief to band practice!
They make singing and playing multiple instruments look easy, and it is obvious that these girls love music. Savannah says that music is her “refuge”. Morgan says that “music is half of her heart, at least”. Hailey says that what she loves most about being in the band is “spending quality time, making memories with her sisters.” Jillian says that “music is the best way for her to communicate joy.”
They live on a ranch in California’s Sierra Nevada foothills, and enjoy the daily chores and pleasures that country life affords. This adds to their charm and authenticity. They have been playing stringed instruments since the spring of 2014, and performing for the last four years at multiple venues statewide! Including, Festivals, Camps, Churches, Schools, Rodeo’s, Libraries, Live Radio, KMPH Fox 26 Morning Show, World Ag Expo, Historical & Folklore Society Concerts as well as many private events. They have recorded one Live Album and are in the process of producing two more! The sky is the limit with these kids!