Robyn & Ryleigh
Runs May 16-20th
Sisters Robyn and Ryleigh Gillespie are an emerging country/pop duo hailing from Langley, B.C. Recently signed to Royalty Records (Sony) with fresh new music on the way, the girls are primed to break out on an international level. Their sound is a reflection of their combined musical influences- the energy of modern sounds blended with traditional country elements of acoustic instruments, meaningful lyrics, and sibling harmonies.
Several years ago, the girls caught the attention of Producer/Managers David Wills (The Higgins, AJ Woodworth) and Paul Shatto (The Higgins, Chad Brownlee) who took them into the studio to record an EP of original material. The core of those songs became part of the girls self titled debut album on Raincoast/MDM Recordings. They released the single “Just Another Sundown” which received significant airplay, along with the video which aired in heavy rotation on The Heartland/TNN Network in the U.S.
R&R, as their friends and family lovingly tag them, are true Canadian country girls in daily life, growing up in a serene setting on the family property in B.C.’s Fraser Valley. When not on a stage or in a recording studio, Robyn can be found tinkering on her own car, while Ryleigh loves quadding, and once beat some farm boys in a tractor race at a fair after one of their gigs.
This sister duo is also very passionate about staying fit, eating healthy nourishing foods and sharing their love for health and fitness.
Since then, Robyn and Ryleigh have been honing their skills by performing with their band at numerous events of all sizes throughout the northwest, as they prepare to take the next career step. They released the single “I Found You” with Royalty Records in May of 2015 and just released their lastest single “By Heart” in November. Both tracks will be featured on the girl’s highly anticipated upcoming album set to be released early in the new year.
Robyn and Ryleigh are authentic country girls- singing about fast cars, boys, and hot summer nights. Part mud, part makeup, part glamorous, part funny. The perfect recipe for a couple of girls you’d like to get to know better.
Robyn Gillespie– Favourite Foods: Pizza and California Rolls. I also like to put Frank’s RedHot on everything!
Favourite Movies: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Moulin Rouge, Twilight, The Notebook, Tomb Raider, Indiana Jones, and anything with Channing Tatum or Shia LaBeouf!
Pets: My cat, Daisy. Guilty Pleasures: Sweets and chips.
Hobbies: Quadding, camping, playing guitar, singing and writing.
Random Fact: I love breakfasts!
Ryleigh Gillespie– Favourite Foods: Sushi, nachos, anything spicy.
Favourite Movies: Taken and Taken 2, Transformers, and Harry Potter!
Pets: I have a fat cat named Daisy (I love her!) and if all goes as planned, I would love to have a pig because they are my absolute favourite animal.
Guilty Pleasures: Chocolate – if it is in my sight, I will eat it! Also, ’80s music – I could listen to it every single day!
Hobbies: Acting and singing are honestly my favourite things to do alongside working out and playing with my cat!
Random Fact: I am always doing accents… I will be talking to someone and have this sudden urge to just break into some sort of accent.