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Gilmary bio


Gilmary was born and raised in Chicago; north-side, Irish Catholic which means she understands guilt. She’s a Cub fan, which means she understands grief. She is number seven out of eight kids, (six boys, two girls) which means she knows how to duck a punch.

Her husband says she makes the best toast on the planet. “If there were a toast making contest, honey, you would be the champion!” Paul Andrews, husband. (Most other food-stuffs coming out of her kitchen are politely declined.)

An actor in Chicago for most of her adult life, Gilmary ran her own theater company for many years in addition to working in commercials and industrial films. While shooting a Gatorade commercial (Be Like Mike) Michael Jordan once bounced a basketball off of her head! (Although, that shot didn’t make it to the commercial, you can click on the link here and watch the original 60 second commercial.  That's her with the number 6 on her shirt).  www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0AGiq9j_Ak&NR=1. She is the recipient of a Joseph Jefferson Citation for Ensemble work along with having performed in many other Jeff Recommended and/or Recipient shows.

The first song she learned to play on the guitar was Gypsy Rover. Her brother, Chris taught her the chords when she was eleven years old. She still remembers the chords and lyrics to The King of Glory, from her days singing in the choir at the Saturday night guitar mass. When she was only four years old, her brother Mark crashed a violin over her head, pretending to be the Hannah-Barbara cartoon character, El Kabong. So, it’s safe to say that music has always been a part of her life, in one way or another.

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  • Regina Heller

    Regina Heller Arlington Heights

    "Very Truly Yours" is lovely, such a pretty voice. It was great to see you and Paul last night.

    "Very Truly Yours" is lovely, such a pretty voice. It was great to see you and Paul
    last night.

  • Kerry Brockhagen

    Kerry Brockhagen Columbus, IN

    Jim and Bev asked if we wanted to come to see you at SPACE, and we said, "Sure." Didn't really know what to expect. What a wonderful surprise - Your music is excellent. . Your voice and your songs are honest and true, and you turn a beautiful phrase. I'm really looking forward to hearing more from you. More CDs, please!!:D

    Jim and Bev asked if we wanted to come to see you at SPACE, and we said, "Sure." Didn't really know what to expect. What a wonderful surprise - Your music is excellent. . Your voice and your songs are honest and true, and you turn a beautiful phrase. I'm really looking forward to hearing more from you. More CDs, please!!biggrin

  • Mike Warfel

    Mike Warfel Warrenville, IL

    You did a great show at FARM last night. The song about your brother was a hoot!

    You did a great show at FARM last night. The song about your brother was a
    hoot!

  • Jan Hussar

    Jan Hussar Chicago

    Oops - I mean "bated breath" (It's a contraction of "abated")

    Oops - I mean "bated breath" (It's a contraction of "abated")

  • Jan Hussar

    Jan Hussar Chicago

    I LOVE this CD! Waiting with baited breath for more!

    I LOVE this CD! Waiting with baited breath for more!

  • Cleto J.

    Cleto J. LA

    Okay..I got it working. Sorry I'm dense! Fabulous, just outstanding! Truly outstanding. I am at bubba478@aol.com. Drop me a line. You are blessed!

    Okay..I got it working. Sorry I'm dense!
    Fabulous, just outstanding! Truly outstanding.
    I am at bubba478@aol.com. Drop me a line.
    You are blessed!

  • Cleto J.

    Cleto J. Los Angeles, CA

    Amazing! I tried to listen to the music but I have an old computer. I don't have an MP3 format. I know, I am not with it! Well, congrats...this is wonderful! Can I reach you at "gilfish2@yahoo"? I would love to read what's goin on! I found Kodes about 8 months ago...in Champaign!! I wish you great success and will keep trying to listen...or just buy the CD!!

    Amazing! I tried to listen to the music
    but I have an old computer. I don't have
    an MP3 format. I know, I am not with it!
    Well, congrats...this is wonderful! Can I
    reach you at "gilfish2@yahoo"? I would
    love to read what's goin on! I found
    Kodes about 8 months ago...in Champaign!!
    I wish you great success and will keep
    trying to listen...or just buy the CD!!

  • Kellan

    Kellan Evanston

    I was washing dishes last night and heard When You're Dead on WXRT! How cool is that!

    I was washing dishes last night and heard
    When You're Dead on WXRT! How cool is that!

  • Jim Brockhagen

    Jim Brockhagen Chicago

    As one of Gilmary's first task masters, I could not be more pleased and entertained by her fantastic CD. What a great talent she is.

    As one of Gilmary's first task masters, I
    could not be more pleased and entertained
    by her fantastic CD. What a great talent
    she is.

  • Your Niece Johanna

    Your Niece Johanna The Office in Chicago

    We played some of your songs at my annual college girls weekend (which I FONDLY call The Idiot Club--for the obvious reasons). The girls went crazy for Tokyo Stomp and now I owe 5 more CD's ;) See you Saturday (i hope)

    We played some of your songs at my annual
    college girls weekend (which I FONDLY call
    The Idiot Club--for the obvious reasons).
    The girls went crazy for Tokyo Stomp and
    now I owe 5 more CD's
    wink
    See you Saturday (i hope)

Tokyo Stomp! Godzilla gets a video! A must for any true blue Godzilla fan.
My good friend, Rez, (one of the famous City Girls), put this together in her spare time. Hope you like it! It made me laugh out loud - but then again, I am easily amused.
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