|Born||6 November 1990 (age 26)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
In 2011 Ariana launched her CD with a live appearance on the US satellite station Sirius XM. The show was hosted by Dave Marsh, author of more than 25 books on rock and roll and known as the "dean of American rock writers" who admits to being her biggest fan.
Bernie Taupin, Elton John's lyricist publicly admitted on his radio show, "I'm staggered by how good she is. "There is not much that impresses me these days but after hearing her available tracks. I can honestly say she's the single most exciting thing I've heard in a very long time."
Ariana Gillis independently released her debut album titled To Make it Make Sense in 2009. She has played at several festivals including Hillside Festival in Guelph, Mariposa Folk Festival in Orillia, Summerfolk located in Owen Sound and Blue Skies.
Ariana has blonde with streaks of purple-pink hair with a signature spike on her head nicknamed an Auggie after her hairdresser, Aimee Augustine.
In April 2009 she won a Niagara Music Award for Songwriter of the Year.
Ariana's song Bridges of Queen Elizabeth HWY was also featured on CBC radio's Remembrance Day Program.
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