Jillian Speer (born February 18, 1979) is a singer-songwriter, musician who achieved exposure and a following, following the release of her debut album, Silent Teaching in 2001. Her music genre is best described as soul/folk/rock/ acoustic/soft rock/adult alternative. Jillian Speer has a deep interest and passion in making music and she also holds a true concern for humanity and the environment.
At age 16, Jillian received an International scholarship to study in India for one year, where she became a certified yoga instructor and learned how to play the sitar. Jillian cut her first demo at 14 years old, and recorded her first album at 18. Within a year, Sony wanted Jillian to move to Los Angeles to sign a record deal. The deal never came to fruition because they wanted 100% of Jillian’s publishing. Soon after, she went on tour opening for Jewel. Labels like Atlantic, Hollywood, and Maverick Records have sought after Jillian for many years but none of them aligned with her vision.
She has remained on her own label, SPEERIT RECORDS, and continues to record and release her albums independently.
Jillian has played at New York City’s “Songwriters Hall of Fame,” and two of California's biggest music festivals, “Reggae on the River" & “Earthdance Festival." Her title song, Angel Among Us was selected and released in a "Songwriters Hall of Fame" compilation CD. Jillian has been nominated "Best Album of the Year," by the LA MUSIC AWARDS.
Her music has often been on Party of Five, the television series, and two of her songs are currently in a feature film being played on Showtime & HBO called, "Purpose." In 2005, an exclusive entertainment segment about Ms. Speer was featured on Oprah's cable channel, "Oxygen." In 2007, Ms. Speer composed her first score for an HBO documentary on foster children.
Jillian believes strongly in tying together artistic and political parties to facilitate solutions and increase awareness on the issues we face today regarding human rights, environmental urgencies, political issues, abuse, and poverty.
"My dream is to help raise the consciousness of humanity through positive and empowering music, for, it's force is unspeakable. Music is something that everyone can connect with and derive great inspiration from. We must realize that what lies behind music is a deep healing energy for the soul of humankind. I want to help people cultivate the inspiration and motivation to evolve into higher realms. It is a blessing to be able to do this kind of work with art, and I dedicate my life to it."