Gillian Hayek is a multi-talented musician based in Winnipeg, Canada. With powerful vocals and the ability to play a variety of instruments, Gillian is taking the music community by storm. Her captivating modern rock sound is the ideal backbone for her profound lyrics. Having started performing as a dancer at the age of three, Gillian has developed a compelling presence that keeps audiences entertained for every second that she is on stage.
Starting her music career off by attending open mics on a weekly basis, she quickly started making a name for herself. Gillian opened for Del Barber at a charity event for the Cooks Creek Community Club in September 2018. Later that same year, she headlined a concert at The Stone. Gillian’s debut single, Turn Around, was released in October 2020 and is available on all major platforms.
In January of 2021, Gillian started streaming on Twitch. Amassing over 1,000 followers in less than a year, she began to stand out as a musician on the platform. Rob Landes, a YouTuber with 4 million subscribers, came across one of her streams in December 2021 and asked her to be featured in a video that now has over 400,000 views. Her continued dedication and creativity eventually caught the attention of Twitch themselves. In 2022, Gillian was invited to take part in The Collective, an exclusive program run by Twitch to help musicians grow their communities on the platform. This led to her being featured on Twitch’s front page where she performed for over 47,000 unique viewers.
After working for nearly 10 years as a computer technician, Gillian became a full-time musician on July 1st, 2022. She kicked off this journey by performing at the Winnipeg Folk Festival with the Young Performers Program. She is continually working towards earning more performance opportunities and creating music.
Gillian at a Glance
Born: January 11, 1998
From: Cooks Creek, MB
Resides: Winnipeg, MB
Vocal Coach: D. Bruce Moore (AVT)
Languages: French and English (Bilingual)
Gillian loves all genres of music, but she is a rocker at heart.