Exploring the depth of Pop music, Imelda Gabs is a belgian singer, pianist, songwriter and producer based between Switzerland and the UK.
With a heavy Jazz background and multiple influences from Classical to Pop, Rock and Soul music, she likes to mix genres to make her own and bring her audience onto a rich electro-acoustic journey.
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 some of her original songs for the first time 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.
After two years of performing in her former duo project "Imelda & Clyde" which released one studio album, she is now taking her first steps as a solo act. Her first and self-produced single is soon to be released and an EP will be presented in 2021.