Independent singer/songwriter Delaney Gibson’s unique style of confessional, theatrical-pop music is on full display with her new album Tall Like the Tree (2014). Delaney was raised in Ventura, California, where she studied classical voice from the age of nine. Her extensive training in music and vocal performance includes a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in classical vocal performance, from California State University, Northridge. As a vocalist she has backed musical legends such as Barbara Streisand, David Foster, and Barry Manilow, as well as opened a private party with Andrea Bocelli. Her musical array of talents includes not only her incredible voice but also piano, guitar and ukulele.
Delaney has played more than 1,000 engagements across the United States and Europe and recently completed a UK tour, as a backup singer with the popular band Wheatus. She has starred as a singer and dancer on the Fox TV Show, “Boston Public” and on the MTV Show, “My Own”. Delaney has been a vocalist on numerous T.V. segments, shows and commercials including: Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Emmy’s, Chevy, Ebay, and even Baywatch! Her song “La Di Da” has been featured on MTV’s “The Real World” and Oxygen Network’s “The Bad Girls Club”.
Despite all the professional work her vocal ability has provided, her real passion has always been her own songwriting. She has released two full length albums of her original music, The Worst Kind of Way and Hurricanes and Forget Me Nots. Her third album, Tall Like the Tree, was released in early 2014.
- Work everyday on songwriting
Ignore all the “why nots” in your head – stay committed
Write for you – please yourself
Never give up
Make the choice to make the time
- Be authentic with your songwriting
Write about what you believe
Choose your path and know your passion
- Self produce or hire a producer?
Using a producer can be freeing
A producer will often hear what you don’t
Artists can often get in their own way
- Delaney’s Star Campaign
Develop your online presence
Don’t be afraid to show the real you
Be bold enough to expose yourself through your writing
- Connect with yourself to generate authentic music
- Three important tips for the beginning songwriter
Know that not all you write will be good, but persistence will find the gems
Be social, make friends, and network within the music business
Delaney Gibson Links
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