Hamish Downie’s Five Questions With Layloni Ghee

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TGG: Could you please introduce yourself to our readers?

LG: Hey everyone, my name is Layloni Ghee, the Rock and Roll Cheerleader. I love music. It has always been and always will be a huge part of my life. I grew up in a musical family. We sang Gospel, R&B and Soul. Then I discovered Rock music and was forever changed. For the last 14 years I was touring with a classic rock tribute band, America’s Liquor Down Band. I was the lead singer, singing a variety of rock from the 50s to the 90s, in multiple states.
Now I’m singing and playing bass guitar in Big Sky Drive, an acoustic duo that plays country, folk, Americana, and a wide variety of sing along favorites. I’m also in a band called the Layloni Ghee Band which plays my original rock music and there are 4 of us.

TGG: Can you please tell us how your fantastic duet with Eloy came about?

LG: I met Eloy through an amazing Facebook group called Musicians Peer Support. I saw him at some of the feedback sessions offering his notes on some of the submitted songs. He even offered some suggestions on one of my songs that were really helpful. He put up a post in that group looking for a female singer for a possible duet. I answered the call, and he sent me “Flying High”. I instantly fell in love with the song. Originally he sang all the parts and I liked the way it was. I thought I could add some harmonies on the chorus and an occasional line or two in the verses. He saw it as a duet. I most definitely agree now!!
Eloy is easy to work with and is one of the nicest people I know. I know that I have a lifetime friend in him. You can also hear my voice in another one of his songs on the Strays of the World’s Chaos All album. It’s called “Hello” and I’m the one saying…”Hello”.

TGG: Awesome! That’s a cool song too! Can you tell us about your solo music?

LG: My solo music gives a head nod to the hard rock that brought me to dance, while dipping into my versatile happy place that is pop rock. Build is the first single I released under my name and it’s available on all streaming platforms. This song is about the music community working together to build up the next generation while building ourselves up. I think of myself as a positive person. So my music is a reflection of my life and lessons I’ve learned. Which is an ever evolving rock saga. Build – Layloni Ghee fea. Adrian Conner (Official Lyric Video)

TGG: You’re a singer in two bands, can you tell us about that, and the age old question…which do you like more, being a solo artist, or being in a band?

LG: That’s kind of a tricky question. As a rock solo artist I’m still in a band. So I always get to be in a band. The band that plays under my name will stand up and rock your faces off. Lol. In the acoustic duo, Big Sky Drive: the two of us sit down on stools, usually a brewery or coffee shop, singing and playing singalong songs. Both are super fun but very different. I love them both for different reasons. I write originals for both as well, so I feel like my authentic voice is heard in both!

TGG: Great answer! Maybe consider a move to politics? Finally, how can we best support you (follow you on social media, buy your music, see you play live)?

LG: The best way to see where I’m playing, or to contact me is online. You can follow me on











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