"Imelda Gabs is a name that you should get used to hearing if you’re keen on the Top 40, because not only does her latest song have her riding high and hard against the establish hierarchy of the Billboard Charts, but the potential content that she’s clearly teasing us with in this latest effort is too exciting to look away from." - The National Post UK
Exploring the depth of Pop music, Imelda Gabs is a belgian singer, pianist, songwriter and producer based between Switzerland and the UK.
With a classical background and multiple influences from Jazz to Electro music, she likes to mix genres, constantly looking for the edge.
She started playing the piano at the early age of 3, quickly followed by the violin and singing a few years later at the Conservatory of Lausanne and the HEMU (CH).
While studying these various instruments, she got into songwriting and composition. In 2012 at only 14, she performed at the prestigious Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels (BE), which also happened to be her last performance with her father, world-renowned jazz pianist Doctor Gabs, who passed away one year later.
She first followed her father's footsteps, performing with german bass player Peter Bockius and american drummer Vic Jewel Pitts. As time went by, her songwriting and performance skills evolved and brought her music and ambitions to another level.
2017 would mark a turning point in her career as she got the opportunity to participate in the prestigious Montreux Jazz Academy with world-renowned mentors including Marcus Miller, Yaron Herman and Elina Duni. She showcased her composition and performing abilities on stage and got invited a few months later at the one and only Montreux Jazz Festival, Auditorium Stravinski, opening for Lianne La Havas and The Roots.
Her first and self-produced single Fallen Angel opens a new chapter in her journey, brilliantly infusing her dark pop and alternative sound with cinematic visuals.
She's currently working on her second single and her debut EP.