GIBBZ is a renaissance man. After a childhood spent acting in Clist horror movies and ballroom dancing, he received a "degree" from Berklee College of Music. After 5 years on the road and in studios with international touring acts, he realized beingan engineer is a thankless, miserable existence. Luckily, his path had led him to working for a crew that went onto form the Lowtemp record label, including Gramatik and Exmag. They convinced him that it's OK to drink copious amounts of alcohol and make everyone within a 30 ft radius uncomfortable. Out of this drunken, obnoxious, offensive mess of a man, GIBBZ was born. GIBBZ can now be found singing and dancing to his own brand of electro pop, recently touring with the likes of Cherub, Ghost Beach and The Floozies.
When did you realize music was your path?
What’s your advice for aspiring musicians?
Who are you inspired by?
Who are you listening to right now?
We’re curious about you daily routine! What does it look like?
Is there a hidden meaning in any of your music?
None of my music is about me. I'm not very interesting. I have a great sense of empathy and I'm good at putting myself in someone else's shoes. That allows me to write from another perspective and attempt to think like the protagonist within the songs I'm writing. The feelings that I'm putting into my music are real and they're mine, but I don't let out any radical emotions that exist inside of me without becoming someone else and writing from behind that mask.
Any song you especially love to cover?
I did Queen/Bowie's "Under Pressure" with French Horn Rebellion at a show once and that was probably the most fun I've had covering a song. My only job was to sing, and that's a rare occasion. I didn't know what to do with my hands, but it still felt wonderful singing with a band.