Music Choice of the Month 6/2019: Allye Gaietto
Allye Gaietto is a singer-songwriter based in Detroit, MI. Her songs range from sparse and simple to intricate and complex; genre-wise, it’s best described as sometimes eccentric, always thoughtful jazz-influenced pop. Her lyrics are wrought with self-aware fragility, brought to life by a voice always caught halfway between a shout and a whisper. A classic introvert, Allye was writing songs in her bedroom for years before finally bringing them to the Detroit open mic scene.
(Photo: Allye Gaietto)
Once she met more of her fellow musicians, she struck up a recording deal with Gordon Smith of the Kickstand Band, and put together her album ‘Some Kind of Heaven’. Recorded mostly in Smith’s Detroit basement and mixed by Andy Thompson in Minneapolis, the EP is a testament to the power of a few good microphones and a lot of hard work.
Some Kind of Heaven Album Art (Photo: Allye Gaietto)
As a live performer, Allye is an unexpected powerhouse. Once she steps onstage, a flip switches — she is no longer an unassuming wallflower, but a seasoned performer with commanding stage presence.