Gabriela Francesca is a 21 year-old singer, songwriter and performer born and raised in Chicago, IL. Though she hails from the Midwest, she is half-Mexican on her father's side and from her mother, has ethnic roots in Germany, Ireland, Sweden and France. She lived in the Chicagoland suburbs for 18 years before packing up her songwriting notebooks, black Seagull guitar and impressive shoe collection and moving to Boston to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music on a talent-based scholarship. This is her third and final year at Berklee, and Gabriela will graduate with a degree in Professional Music (focus in Songwriting and Vocal Performance) and a minor in Drama.
Gabriela found her place at Berklee as a performer when she began working with the Yo Team in the Singer's Showcase shows. She performed this past April in her fourth and final Showcase show, and premiered her original funk song "Odd Soul" on the stage that night. Since her first Showcase, Gabriela has also performed in two Great American Songbook shows, had three music videos produced by Berklee Trustee and manager of Karmin Nils Gums, been featured on the Berklee YouTube several times (with one video hitting over 150,000 views) and has been asked to perform at the 2015 Commencement Concert at Agganis Arena.
Gabriela writes in a breadth of styles, from pop to rock to funk. She specializes in and enjoys writing Top 100 Radio pop the most. After graduating Berklee, Gabriela plans to spend the summer between Chicago and Boston playing gigs with her band, writing new songs and updating her social media. She is currently in the production of filming a music video for her upcoming single, "Ghost on Your Back," which she recorded in a session at Berklee with Miles Walker, vocal engineer of Rihanna, Beyonce, Wiz Khalifa, Karmin and many more. Gabriela's main musical goal is dominate airwaves with her original songs, make them into Hot 100 hits and travel the world playing her music. She hopes to find success and opportunity in Los Angeles when she relocates in late summer."