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““I think I have come up with an indie-folk-rock style that lyrically and vocally is more sophisticated than my first album—but I like to mix things up for the live show and really bring a variety for the audience,” Gilbert said in a recent interview with Patch. Drawing comparisons to Michelle Branch and often referred to as a female Bob Dylan, Gilbert’s music conveys her experience of a sometimes painful upbringing, with the poetic perspective of feminine intuition. Gilbert’s song, "Alive," has been No. 1 on the South Bay’s pop charts on ReverbNation.com for the last month, and she is about to take her music nationwide. “In March, I head out on my first national tour," she said. "I’m starting in Florida and working my way back to California, so I’m excited and looking forward to this show as probably my last opportunity to play in my home area for awhile."”

“Local singer songwriter Aprylle Gilbert brings her critically acclaimed talents to 9 Lives. Aprylle Gilbert is an artist who is passionate about her songs and life. Having grown up in a tumultuous environment with a complexity of situations in early childhood that left her perpetually struggling to find her place in life, Aprylle is no stranger to adversity. Don't miss her as she prepares to head off on her U.S. Tour. Tickets are available online at http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/24013”

“Get ready for an evening of blues, swamp music, and really great harmonica playing as Willow Glen Coffee Roasting Company presents an evening of originals and cover tunes with singer/songwriter Aprylle Gilbert, the extraordinary harmonica player Mark "Fenny" Fenichel,”

“Join Aprylle Gilbert and Kristina Sablan for a romantic and truly unique music and dining experience at Angelica's Bistro in the heart of Redwood City. This event will be held upstairs in the Jazz Room where you can sit and listen to live music as you enjoy your meal. Select a bottle of wine or choose from a vast selection of the finest micro-brew beer. ”

“Aprylle Gilbert at Cafe 316~ Not only is Aprylle Gilbert playing music from her recently released album Diamond in the Rough, she is getting recorded for a live television broadcast as part of the Twilight Monterey Music series. Gilbert’s songs are described as poignant, with heartfelt messages. [GS] 8pm. Cafe 316, 316 Alvarado St., Monterey. Free. 324- 4566, www.cafe316.net.”

"The Songs of Ben Laney" tribute concert brings together musicians he stood side by side with on stage or in the studio as well as his family to sing his songs. The event follows the completion of his second album, "Here in These Hills," produced by fellow musicians and friends Aprylle Gilbert and Jim Lewin. Six years in the making, the album began as a duo project with Gilbert, who had long admired Laney's work. The two worked together since the 1990s, performing at local venues such as Don Quixote's, before it was known as an international music hall. As the album got closer to completion, Laney's health began to decline. He died in June after struggling with medical problems. "I just want to give him credit for helping to shape me as an artist," Gilbert said. "When I set off on my first tour this spring I will be taking his CDs with me and singing his songs. His music will go with me wherever I go."

“Firesign Entertainment presents Songwriters Under the Stars DATE/TIME July 01, 2010 - July 01, 2010 7:00pm - 9:00pm - Park Valencia Aprylle Gilbert will be performing. Join Santana Row & Firesign Entertainment for the Songwriters Under the Stars summer entertainment series, featuring local musicians known for their songwriting as well as being great entertainers. ”

“Hailing from just to the east, Aprylle Gilbert has been referred to as the Michelle Branch of Morgan Hill" a comparison which accurately portrays her singer songwriter sound yet fails to recognize her surprisingly self conscious lyrics. Last year sg=he released a new album, appropriately titled "Diamond In The Rough"..."”

Zach Stolloff - Good Times Santa Cruz

“Aprylle Gilbert Aprylle Gilbert will be joined by Ben Laney for her performance this evening at Don Quixote's in Felton. The folk rock singer-songwriter's new album is entitled Diamond In The Rough.' WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Don Quixote's, 6275 Hwy. 9, Felton COST: $10 DETAILS: 603-2294, www.donquixotesmusic.info”

“Aprylle Gilbert at Don Quixote’s. Folksy pop with a semi-autobiographical twist has made reviewers gush over Aprylle Gilbert. See what the raves are all about. 7:30 p.m. Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, 6275 Highway 9, Felton. $10. Cash only. Under 21 allowed with parent. (831) 603-2294.”

“FRIDAY 10/23APRYLLE GILBERT The Michelle Branch of Morgan Hill, Aprylle Gilbert is a fresh voice in the world of pop rock and folk. Her new disc, Diamond in the Rough, quietly screams for attention and is worth a listen, to say the least. She's also pulling some veteran talent from around Central California to help her translate it live. Chief among the contracted help is Ben Lomond's homey folk rocker Ben Laney and the multitalented Jim Lewin, best known as the guitarist for local country icon Lacy J. Dalton. Throw in a couple of surprise guests and you've got quite a coming-out party for this ambitious starlet. Cayuga Vault; $10 advance/$12 door; 8pm. (Curtis Cartier)”

Curtis Cartier - Santa Cruz Weekly

"...Diamond In The Rough proves to be a very personal and quite enjoyable album from an aspiring songstress no longer afraid to bare her soul. As her confidence grows, Aprylle will undoubtedly emerge from the West Coast coffeehouses to take a place on larger stages across the nation..."

“June 20 — Aprylle Gilbert CD Release Party Head down to The Music Tree for the CD release of singer/songwriter Aprylle Gilbert. She’ll perform new songs during the Acoustic Saturdays session at the store. This is an all ages event. Starts at noon at 17470 Monterey Street, Morgan Hill, CA 95037. For more information call 408.779.4312.”

“just dived into the shimmering pool of sonic magic that`s your music... forgot my lifebelt....lucky me.....”

“The difference between good and great is often realized when an artist has that elusive thing called heart. The difference between great and profoundly moving is only realized when the artist, like Aprylle has done here, shows that more rare thing called...passion.”

“OMG !! I just got your CD. I love it. I'm adding it to my ipod now. I'm going to upload on to Radio Paradise and see if you can get some airtime.”

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