Belgian & Congolese artist Imelda Gabs is one of those who cannot fit into one box.
The independent singer, pianist and producer manifests her passion and emotions through her music, never afraid to go where she's not expected.
She 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.
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 by Swiss director Dariy Mambetov, the single was internationally praised.
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 and released her second single and music video, ALTER EGO.
Now on the verge of a new era, she just released her debut album SYNOPSIS which includes her two singles RECKLESS and THIEVES.