Known throughout the North Country for her lively soul-touching vocals, Gaeyle is a favorite of festivals and parades for her clear and heart-ringing rendition of our National Anthem. In love with music from the cradle, Gaeyle's voice reflects the experience of a seasoned professional with the inherent sweetness of youth.
Gaeyle takes great joy indulging in the melting pot of her All-American heritage and finds delight in playing folk, celtic, country, the blues and worship songs.
She now works as an independent artist with a variety of musicians in the Boyne area, most notably the band "The Hooligan's", violiinist and Master Fiddler, John Richey and fingerstyle guitarists Daniel House and Bill Wilson.
Jim Gillespie, Blissfest Director and founder of the band "The Hooligan's" which Gaeyle plays with for R.E.S. functions, describes her voice as "dulcet". They first met when both were playing for a Celebration of Life service. "Where have you been" was Jim's first question to her and "Will you set in with us" was the second. Her energy and voice give a vibrant and soul-touching dimension to her musical partnerships.
Gaeyle's voice is the kind of voice you have never heard before but it fits to a song in such a way that you feel you have always known it. Boyne City's own Gaeyle Gerrie, aka "Sparky", has a way with song that will win your heart and brighten your day.
History: Gaeyle's Irish/Scottish great-grandparents settled in Boyne Country in 1903 and gave her family roots even through the years of a military life and traveling across America. Gaeyle's songwriting started very early and her baby sister has memories of being entertained into the late hours of the night. Gaeyle's mother took her to see a children's television show being filmed in a park in San Francisco and Gaeyle, not yet four years old, was chosen to sing a song -her first experience in front of a large audience was also a live broadcast! By kindergarten Gaeyle's parents gifted her a guitar and Gaeyle began performing for the neighborhood gatherings writing songs about the hobo's in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as the many adventures and stories she was told about by family and friends. Involved with church and children's choirs as well as summer musicals and school productions, Gaeyle's childhood musical experiences embraced everything from classical, religious, Americana, popular music but her favorite songs were found in the folk and gospel genre's.
The nickname "Sparky" given to her for a number of reasons by a fellow musician in the band "Messiah's Misfits" defines Gaeyle's energy and essence. She is a regional favorite for delivering our National Anthem in a pure and powerfully patriotic style and is honored to celebrate being an American in song.