Imelda Gabs

BIO

Artists like Imelda Gabs are the reason why pop music never gets stale and evolves with the times that we live in.

 

Bold and unexpected, she manifests her passion and emotions trough her music, both on stage and in the studio.

 

The 23yo Belgian & Congolese artist grew up in Switzerland where she studied the piano, violin and singing. As she naturally dived into composition and songwriting, performing quickly came her way.

 

At 14yo she had her live debut at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels (BE) alongside her late father, jazz pianist Doctor Gabs, followed by the W:HAlll (BE) where she got to play with organ legend Rhoda Scott and Miriam Makeba's former drummer, Vic Jewel Pitts.

 

In 2017 she joined the Montreux Jazz Academy where she performed one of her first written songs "Heartbeat" with renowned bass player Marcus Miller, and got invited to play at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival, opening for Lianne La Havas and The Roots

 

This event led her to "always expect the unexpected”, and from there her journey took a new turn.

 

The singer likes to mix varied sounds and treats her audience with a sonically rich blissful electro-acoustic musical journey, which her self-produced debut single Fallen Angel fully embodies. Brilliantly infusing her dark pop inspirations with cinematic visuals, the single was internationally praised and its music video, directed by Dariy Mambetov, got awarded with Best Music Video & Best Director from the International Music Video Underground Festival.

 

In 2021 she presented her full band set up at Les Docks in Lausanne (CH) and the Montreux Jazz Festival who invited her for the second time to join their lineup. She also opened for french singer Camélia Jordana during the festival Les Créatives.

 

Her second single is soon to be released and her debut EP is on the way.

 

What you should expect from her next? the unexpected...