Gil Silverbird is an Apache from Albuquerque,
Born into a 5th generation show business family, he continues
the Native American musical traditions of his ancestry and has
been performing since childhood. The youngest of three children,
he began entertaining at the age of 5, performing with well known
artists such as Rodney Dangerfield, Eddie Arnold, Jackie Mason
and Allen King. Gil started playing the piano and composing songs
at the age of 7.
By the age of 11, Gil was conducting 30 piece orchestras for
his family's show, which consisted of his father, mother and
two older brothers.
The Silverbird family released Broken Treaties, becoming the
first Native American family to release an album on a major label
(Capitol Records). They were featured in a Channel 13 special
in 1971 called Silverbird.
By the age of 14, Gil had appeared on The Tonight Show, The Mike
Douglas Show, and a movie entitled The Birth of a Navajo Family.
Silverbird's more recent accomplishments include and serving
as musical director for an off-Broadway play entitled Red Sky.
Has traveled nationally with the Native American Dance Theatre
and featured as a soloist with the John Tesh One World Tour." He
has also performed live with other well-known artists. In addition
to these credits he has performed numerous voice overs and
commercials including Faberge, Planter's Peanuts, MTV, TV Guide,
Additionally, he narrated audio versions of
three Tony Hillerman novels: Ghostway, The Sacred Clowns, and
The Fallen Man, and was a featured artist with the Cherokee
Nation Children's Choir on their 2002 CD release “Building
One Fire” Gil's acting credits include appearances in "Enemy
Territory", The Royal Tennenbaums, The Dave Chappelle
Show and the 2002 season premiere of The Sopranos.
He was also
a part of a movie entitled The Conquest of America which aired
on the History Channel in 2005.
Now he is in Europe and the European pianobars can have the pleasure
of listening to this excellent and charming entertainer.
Gil sings in several languages; Italian, English, Spanish,
French, German and off course English.
Gil is just a pleasure to work with.
Easy to have as guest
in the Hotel and loved by his audience.