A B O U T
Imelda & Clyde is a unique and charismatic duo from Lausanne, Switzerland.
With Imelda on the keys, Clyde on the drums and both of them joining on the vocals and composition, their music is a journey where bridges are build between different genres, mixing both acoustic and electronic sounds to create their own original songs.
One of their first performances include the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival as one of its main stage Auditorium Stravinski's headliners in 2017. A few months after this life-changing experience, the young duo self-produced their first and acoustic EP Not Alone, recorded at Metropolis Studios in London and released in April 2018.
Going out of their comfort zone has always been one of their ultimate goals. They released their new single and first music video "Everything Matters" on the 1st of June 2019. They are currently working on their next release and keep challenging themselves to go where no one suspects them to...
I M E L D A
From Belgium and Congo-Kinshasa, the young pianist and singer Imelda Gabs was born in March 1998.
She discovered the world of music at a very young age. At only 3 years old, she began the piano as an autodidact and at 4 she started playing the violin. At the age of 8, she started taking classical piano classes at the Lausanne Conservatory, continuing her self-taught Jazz and composition studies, looking up to her father, Doctor Gabs, an internationally known jazz and boogie-woogie pianist.
In 2012, she performed on her first big stage at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, where she presented her own compositions for the first time and also had what would be her last performance with her father, who passed away in 2013.
With her many musical influences, she became a very experienced artist regardless of her young age and had the opportunity to perform with several great international musicians and performers, including Marcus Miller, Ziv Ravitz and Yaron Herman when she took part in the prestigious Montreux Jazz Academy in March 2017.
She is now growing even stronger as a musician, composer and performer with Clyde by her side, performing in festivals, concert venues and events in Switzerland and abroad.
C L Y D E
Born in Kerala, India, in May 1994, Clyde Philipp's is a drummer, singer and percussionist.
He started playing the drums at the age of 4 in Lausanne, where he grew up. As a child, he already showed a great attraction for the arts, combining his musical apprenticeship with a brilliant acting career.
He built a strong performance and stage experience from a very young age, including several appearances and lead roles on the prestigious stage of the Palais de Beaulieu in Lausanne (CH).
His talents where later noticed by the internationally known Little Dreams Foundation, founded by Orianne and Phil Collins. He toured all over Europe with the Théâtre de Vidy where he landed a leading role in the play "Airport Kids" by Stefan Kaegi and Lola Arias. He then joined the Geneva Theater Conservatory and appeared in several plays and movies, including "Sur La Route Du Marsupilami” by Alain Chabat and Jamel Debbouze.
6 years after his successful career as a young and talented actor, Clyde took his drumsticks out of the dust and came back on stage with Imelda. As their career as a duo kept growing, he enriched his artistic palette and added percussion and singing to his skills.
Constantly seeking new inspirations and challenges, his ideas and ambition naturally joined Imelda's and he's now performing with her and the rest of their band in Switzerland and abroad.