Originally formed by composer Cody Gill in Los Angeles, California, and now also located in Berlin, Germany, the music of VEIL encompasses the elegant sounds of classical and the power of rock music. It also adds the emotional depth of TV and film scores.
Performed primarily as a string quartet with piano, drums and vocals, VEIL often expands into larger ensembles and symphony orchestras when the scale calls for it.
Inspired by the music of the legendary composers; Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Saint-Saëns, along with the modern day brilliance of hans Zimmer, Clint Mansell and Ramin Djwadi, VEIL also manages to blend in the pop/rock sounds of pink floyd and radiohead. Together, these influences create new age music with the soul of the past.
Cody's musical inspiration began when he started playing drums at age 18, then moved on to piano and guitar at 20 and finally started composing at 21. Mostly self taught, Cody was interested in learning proper music theory and technique so he decided to attend Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California, Performing all around southern California and the Sunset strip in Hollywood, he has played many famous venues such as the Whiskey a go' go', House of Blues and the Viper Room, to name a few. It was when one of his compositions, "Ignis Fatuus", came to the attention of La Mirada Symphony orchestra's conductor Alan Mautner, where he was chosen for their young composers event. This is when he realized his true dream was composing and performing with Symphony Orchestras.
performing live as often as possible, VEIL plays venues most accommodating to the sound and vibe, which are typically small theaters and performing arts centers.
Cody performed an original composition from VEIL for the La Mirada Symphony, arranging the music for their 50 piece orchestra and playing the piano in one unforgettable performance.
There are numerous works in VEIL's library that can be arranged for full orchestras and larger ensembles.
Scoring and soundtrack work is another outlet for Cody, he has composed music for the short film "Fear of the Unknown", a nature footage documentary and several advertisements. He also composed the production header title music for Rocklin Pictures.
Cody has also scored scenes from the silent film "Metropolis", Along with old Disney cartoons and other vintage films as a few fun side projects.
Working with other composers, fellow musicians and singers who want to collaborate, Cody acts as a "Ghost Writer" by either displaying already completed works or composing new works with the artist.
There is an entire catalogue of original music that is kept separate from VEIL. This consists more of the pop/rock sound and in the singer/songwriter style.