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Genres You Will Love
Rock: Americana Moods: Out-and-Proud Blues: Soul-Blues

By Location
United States - Oregon

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Butterfly Breakdown

Blues Infused Bohemian Rock-n-Soul

Butterfly Breakdown became Portland’s #1 Indie Rock band in 2014 and has been fluttering about the top 5 on the ReverbNation site for over a year.

This group is well known for cultivating a luscious blend of opulent vocal harmonies layered with acoustic and electric guitars and hand percussion to fill the stage with a compelling presence.
Anastasia Gilliam and Zay Harrison are the heart of this ensemble and joined forces in 2011 in Portland, OR.
They have carefully crafted an eclectic fusion of Blues, Rock and Soul meticulously weaving the emotional authenticity of “Old School Blues” with the drive and thump of “Classic and Alternative Rock”.
This powerhouse foundation is the very cornerstone of Butterfly Breakdown’s sound.
Building on that infrastructure with soulful vocals and heart stirring harmonies and you begin to get an idea of the sonic depths this group can reach.

In 2012 they Co-Wrote, Arranged, Recorded and Produced their first album “Live From Maui” documenting their live-on-the-air concert broadcast across the Hawaiian airwaves and internationally streamed online. Currently the full band is in the studio recording songs for their full length CD “Blue” due out in late 2014.

HOKU Hano Hano Award Nominated Singer, Songwriter, Percussionist, Producer, Vocal Instructor
• Collaborated on many recording projects, toured from NYC to Hawaii
• Formed independent recording/music production companies
• Released four highly successful albums (working on her fifth)
• Extensive experience as a studio session musician
• Worked as a voice over artist
• Composes for T.V., movie sound tracks and teaches voice and music theory

Highlights, Awards and Honors:
• Produced her solo album “Slip Beneath the Covers, Vol. 1”.
• Voted Best Musician on Maui by Maui Time Magazine
• Released “Songs From The Haleakala Kitchen”. Co-wrote, Arranged and Produced with The Voodoo Suns, and was NOMINATED for a HOKU HANO HANO AWARD for “BEST ORIGINAL ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR”
• Recognized by the Hawaiian Academy of Recording Artists as: Most Promising New Artist, Best Song Writer of the Year, Best Producer of the Year, Best New Group and Best Rock Song of the Year
• Nominated as Entertainer of the Year by Borders Books & Music
• Co-wrote, Arranged and Produced “The Missionaries” self-titled debut album
• Received recognition from MTV’s Independent Band Contest

Opened for a diverse range of shows including:
Yes, Randy Travis, Cyndi Lauper, Pat Benetar and Collective Soul
Performed live with Grammy Award Winners:
Cyndi Lauper, Jose Feliciano, Darius Rucker and Hootie & the Blowfish, 
 Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Eddie Vedder, lead singer of Pearl Jam

Songwriter, Singer, Guitarist, Producer, Instructor, Author, Poet Laureate Nominee
• Worked in the Atlanta and Nashville areas for 12 years, writing, teaching music and performing in venues like Eddie’s Attic, Variety Playhouse, Tootsie’s, Rubee’s and The Bluebird Café.
• Extensive experience producing, arranging, playing guitar, mandolin, blues-harp, singing lead vocals, background vocals and harmonies.
• Worked as a Studio Musician at: Upper Level Studio in Washington, Big Texas Studio in Georgia and The Coupe in Tennessee

Performed with:
• The bands: ‘Six Miles Ahead’, ‘Sometimes Chris’ and ‘The Zay Harrison Band’
• Daniel Broome and Jeff Bridges, (Captain Soular Cat), Lisa Mann, Rick Holt, Dale Grohl, Chris Combs, Mark Meadors and with Alan Cecil of ‘Pangaea’ and ‘Starship’.
• Composed music with Dana Coen, Blues-Woman Lucy Hammond and Legendary Music Producer Jim Troutner and crossed paths with Sarah MacLaughlin,
Ray Charles, Diane Shure and John Mayer.
• Currently working on her 4th novel and a new screenplay.
• Composes music for T.V. and movie sound tracks, teaches guitar and song writing lectures.