New Music Critique: Gil Qaneida

Production5
Lyrics6
Music6
Vocals5
Musicianship5
5.4

Contact: beatconcept@gmail.com
Web: soundcloud.com
Seeking: Label, Booking, Management
Style: Pop, Rock, Folk

Recordings by Atlanta-based Gil Qaneida are extremely demo quality: the artist performing his compositions with an acoustic guitar. On the downside, Qaneida’s skill on the guitar is rudimentary at best, which would not be such a big a deal if his voice were solid. Unfortunately, it is not. In fact, whether he’s singing “Hard 2 Know,” “Nowhere to Go,” or “Standing on the Boardwalk,” his voice is often pitchy and unable to hit a high note. His passion outshines his proficiency. On the upside, however, Qaneida shows promise as a songwriter. Though his moody, heartbreak songs share a close similarity, they are craftily composed. We advise him to recruit band members who can help bring his music fully to life.      

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