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Elaine Gibbs began her life in music at the tender age of 13 where she got her start as many R&B phenomenons have, at church. Those early experiences still greatly influence her vocal sensibilities today.
Her accomplishments are many, including her appearance on Season One of X Factor as one of the 'Over 30's' finalists, where she wowed judges with her interpretation of Stop Crying Your Heart Out by Oasis. LA Reid, Simon, Nicole and Paula raved that she is one of the best singers they have ever encountered.
Elaine has been very busy writing, producing and performing for private clients and public figures, including opening the Congressional Season at the State House in Sacramento as guest artist by Assemblyman Mike Davis; performing for the Annual Living Legends Award for Black History Month; and serenading Senate President Darrell Steinberg for the Special Needs 6th Annual Evening Under The Stars, honoring him as a champion for the autism community, a charity organization Elaine has been committed to for many years.
Elaine lent her heartfelt and emotional voice to a music video for TV1's Black History Month called 'Martin Can You Hear Us', designed to reconnect Americans to the importance of Dr. King's teachings.
She has performed in over 25 countries, with some of the biggest names in the world of Gospel and R&B music such as the late Rev. James Cleveland, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Tramaine Hawkins and Shirley Ceasar. She has worked with Bobby Womack, Cherrelle, Miki Howard and the Gap Band. On a broader scale she has sung for Rod Stewart and performed at recent galas honoring individuals such as Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds, Angela Bassett, Stephanie Mills and Chaka Kahn.
A big part of Elaine's life as a performer has included the inevitable wedding gig circuit, and she has had the distinct pleasure of working as vocal partner with one of Southern California's elite bands for more than 15 years, Chuck Wansley After Hours. Together they've delighted Brides & Grooms all over the world including Marcia Cross, Larry King, Brad Garrett, Lela Rachon and many others.
Film scores and TV tracks have also been part of Elaine's story, including voice-overs for Disney Studios and a collaboration duet with the late Ollie Woodson of The Temptations. She also sang for the film 'This Christmas' produced and starring actor Mekhi Pfeifer, and performed live with Justin Timberlake for Victoria Secret's TV show.
She released her very first R&B album as a young lead singer with the group Side Effect, and Billboard magazine - the record industry's bible, wrote that she was a 'voice to be reckoned with' comparing her to such legends as Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight and Chaka Khan.
Beyond Elaine's natural gifts she has furthered her vocal training under the tutelage of Seth Riggs and Brad Chapman at The Seth Riggs Vocal Studio at University of Southern California. Elaine's undying belief is that her voice was created by God for greatness, and it is with this greatness she delivers a pure emotional connection straight to the heart of anyone who listens.
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AUDIO - CLASSICS
You've Got A Friend
The Way We Were
Walk On By
Let It Be
There's A Place For Us
AUDIO - R&B HITS
I Found My Everything
AUDIO - CLUB TRACS
Barry Wiley - BE Music
Suzanne Wansley - Luna Productions
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