Welcome to the Wayne Gillespie Website
"Living in Exile's real strengths lie in the songs and the warm huskiness of Gillespie's voice"
Drum Media. Sydney
"Gillespie performs with an intensity and heart rarely seen"
Rip it up. NZ
"Your'e already in my Top 40"
Robert Downey Jnr, Actor
"Wayne Gillespie, one of the finest singer/sonwriters... with an eye for turning the most ordinary of experiences into something special"
"His songs shine with a dark brilliance"
Colin Hogg, Auckland Star
"Gillespie's latest recording offers more evidence of his songwriting prowess"
Brian Wise, Rhythms Mag Australia
"one of the most gifted singer/songwriters to emerge from N.Z."
RAM Mag, Sydney
"(Gillespie's) songs are little crafted miniatures. Rich and warm..."
Winston Watusi, Bay of Plenty Times NZ
May 2014 New Track
"Married For Love" a contemporary murder ballad concerning the tradgedy of familicide.
Released on the Brave Sheep Album in NZ: Wayne Gillespie contributes to Tony Waine's "Brave Sheep Album Project, a collaboration with a number of iconic New Zealand artists including Shona Laing, Hammond Gamble, Jordan Luck , Rikki Morris, Dave McCartney and Any Dickson. Released on BandCamp free download below for a limited time:
Live at the Bunker: Wayne Gillespie and Nigel Gavin
"Now this is a treat for the folk music devotee.......... not a sniff of synthesis, expertly played, and with obvious audience rapport.
A fine listen". NZ Musician 2006
Gillespie’s most recent album is a live acoustic album with guitarist Nigel Gavin and guests that was recorded at Devonport music venue 'The Bunker'. This recording is now available for online purchase.
New Zealand born, Sydney based singer-songwriter Wayne Gillespie is currently working on his fourth studio album, with drummer Robbie Grosser, a mix of rock-jazz-folk-world music influences.
Critics compared to: Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake, Lou Reed, Van Morrison, Tom Waits, Suzanne Vega, Nick Cave, Steve Kilbey (The Church), Paul Kelly and Jacque Brel.
Performed with: Suzanne Vega, Neil Finn, Chris Whitley, Stan Ridgeway, Eleanor McEvoy, Colin Hay, Neil Murray, Margaret Urlich, Dave Dobbyn, Shona Laing, D.I.G., Ed Keupper, Redgum, Penelope Swales, Brendan Power, Nigel Gavin, Kaith Tait, Mahinarangi Tocker and Dave Steel to name a few.
You can listen to selected tracks from five of Wayne's releases using the RELEASES section. There is also the facility to purchase the CD's online.
Enjoy the site and the music!