Jilly Riley is a solo artist from South Elmsall, West Yorkshire, also known to dabble in activism and art of many kinds! Her music is completely home made and original, with flavors of funk, soul, blues and latin......all wrapped in love and glazed with the golden sound of the hippy era. Organic soul, without modern intrusion. With a very experimental approach, your ears will be warmed with sounds you may or may not have heard before.....with a percussion kit consisting of buckets, pans, food containers, bank cards......infact, anything she fancies the sound of, accompanied by the hearty cajon. All instruments on both the album and EP "Organic Soul" and "Belly Full o' Sunshine" are played by this one lass along with all artwork.
With a goal to invoke love and freedom in to the hearts and souls of her listeners, she writes with wholesome passion of issues in need of awareness and works on projects and campaigns with schools and the people. Inspiration never fails to drench those guitar fingers and vocal chords, usually found when she's out side in the fields with her dogs, or up a tree somewhere, catching a sunset, bombing down the hills on her dirt jump bike or listening to Mr Hendrix, RATM, latin jazz, BB King and, gypsy punk.
A rebel at heart, lover at soul, a feather in the wind......in love with the world.
For more information on Jilly visit her website over at jillyriley.com