Artist info

Genre

Indie


Influences

Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, Tiny Ruins, Laura Marling, Mason Jennings, Adrianne Lenker, Sufjan Stevens, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Mazzy Star, Ray Lamontagne, Imogen Heap, Eddie Vedder, Gillian Welch , Bright Eyes, Robert Plant + Alison Krauss


Website

www.mimigilbert.com

Bio

Having travelled the world performing both solo and with her band, Mimi Gilbert has played nation-wide in the US, and toured throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand - an impressive feat for a completely independent, self-made artist.

Mimi Gilbert was born and raised in California, where she first began singing and performing in public. At the age of 15, Mimi bought her first battery-powered amp and took to the streets of Santa Barbara. There, she learnt the art of story-telling, the impact of vulnerability, and the power of her voice.

Gilbert has opened for Julia Jacklin in Melbourne, Angie McMahon in LA, Lydia Cole and Nadia Reid in New Zealand to name just a few.

During her years on the road, Gilbert has worked quietly, honing her craft and recording songs. A self-proclaimed private person, she has spent a long time keeping much of herself in hiding; her life, her sexuality, her past. These songs shatter the walls of concealment she worked so hard to build - with heart-wrenching musical results.

The first single we hear of these efforts takes the name “Society’s A Mansion” and is out now.

Review

Review by Dan Condon Dan Condon

31 Jul 2020

Triple J
45

Incredible songwriting, amazing performance, perfect production. It has a kind of casual intimacy that is so endearing and makes me so keen to see you play it live. Brilliant stuff.

Incredible songwriting, amazing performance, perfect production. It has a kind of casual intimacy that is so endearing and makes me so keen to see you play it live. Brilliant stuff.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

21 Jul 2020

Triple J
40

Mimi, it's like you're trying to break some hearts with this one. This humble track quietly claws at your emotions, pulling down the walls moment by moment.

Mimi, it's like you're trying to break some hearts with this one. This humble track quietly claws at your emotions, pulling down the walls moment by moment.