Jackson Gillies Trio
Jackson Gillies Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar
LP Bertelsen Drums
Jackson Gillies is a 22-year-old singer/songwriter/musician residing in Santa Barbara, California. Jackson’s short 5 years of being a performing artist include highlights like placing top 60 on the 2019 season of American Idol (of which the audition has over FB 28 million views), giving the first ever TEDx Talk about his skin condition called “Hidradenitis Suppurativa” or “HS,” winning the title of “Santa Barbara Teen Star” in 2016, and independently releasing 3 singles that have amassed hundreds of thousands of online streams.
His current project, “Jackson Gillies Trio,” is a blend of his thoughtful original acoustic songs and powerful electric music, along with covers from Jimi Hendrix and The Grateful Dead. "Jackson Gillies Trio" is Jackson Gillies, bassist Randy Tico, and LP Bertelsen on drums.
Randy Tico is a renowned bassist, composer, and sound designer. He's performed and recorded with Kenny Loggins, Strunz and Farrah, Jose Feliciano and many more, and toured with Jeff Bridges & the Abiders. Randy has been Jackson's mentor since 2016.
LP Bertelsen is a freelance drummer who did his first East European tour at age 19 and has done about "a million" gigs since then. He's stoked to be joining Jax.