Welcome to Secret Deer.


Secret Deer is the umbrella site for songwriter Micah Gilbert.


Songwriter Micah Gilbert was born in Athens, Georgia, and grew up in various southeastern U.S. cities. He performed both as a solo artist and in various bands before resettling in Athens, a town whose music scene is legendary. There he developed a following as songwriter, lead vocalist, and guitarist for the popular band Magister Ludi (taking the name from the novel by Herman Hesse). The band was loved by fans and respected by critics. Hailed as


‘a breath of fresh musical air’


Magister Ludi picked up considerable radio airplay and was lauded by the press for the compelling songs, strong vocals, ‘ringing guitar hooks’, and


‘infectious groove’.


In 1993 Micah released his 11-song solo CD, Book of Changes (Mellifluid), co-produced with New-York-based producer/engineer Garry Rindfuss and recorded at John Keane’s studio in Athens. The CD captured the admiration of listeners and critics alike, twice earning invitations to perform at South-by-Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. In 1996 he made an international move to Scotland, where he is busily focused on songwriting and on recording both his own music and that of others. Recently asked to provide two songs for a short film by an up-and-coming Scottish film-maker, he is increasingly attracted to this kind of outlet for his material. Micah’s songs have been appreciated on many levels, for their


‘distinct and memorable melodies’, ‘skilful, well crafted, intelligent lyrics’, ‘vivid images’, ‘catchy subtlety’, and ‘fine details’.


He is a member of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authers (BASCA), and affiliated as a writer with BMI.