If Gibb’s last name rings a bell it’s because she is the daughter of late Bee Gees singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Maurice Gibb. He mentored Samantha’s entry into the music business, producing her early recordings with her brother Adam Gibb, and guitarist and writing partner, Lazaro Rodriguez, under the name Luna Park in the late ‘90s. Eventually, Adam left the group, and Lazaro and Samantha continued to write and record together with Maurice.
They suffered a huge loss when Maurice passed away in 2003, and they released their first
recordings together under the name M.E.G. (for Maurice Ernest Gibb). By 2006, feeling limited by the Miami Beach music scene, Samantha and her band decided to move to Nashville, TN. Though there’s not much twang in her sound, she found much more than country in Music City. “There’s obviously country every place you turn there, but there’s just so much alternative music” says Samantha. “It was exactly what we wanted to be around. We felt so at home. Three years down the line, what happened was what we wanted to happen. We were learning from amazing talent around there".
Upon her arrival in Nashville, in 2007, Samantha decided to make a documentary called "A Nashville State of Mind”. The film was inspired by her and her band’s move to Nashville and the incredible musicians and talent they encountered there. The film was entered into over 15 film festivals and won best international music doc in 2008 at the LA/NY film and music festival.
In 2009 Samantha and her band wrote and recorded their third LP "Temptation" under the name Samantha Gibb and The Cartel. To promote the album, in June of 2010 , she and her band crossed the pond for their first U.K. tour, hitting everyplace from London to Edinburgh. Once back in the states they continued on to the East Coast of the United States for an acoustic tour later that year.
In 2011, after almost five years in Nashville, Samantha and her band decided to move back to their roots with a new outlook on music. Starting the new year off, in February 2012, Samantha sang at Hard Rock Live in Ft. Lauderdale with her Uncle, Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees for his first solo concert in the US. She also toured with him on his
Mythology tour of Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and North America. Outside of performing with her uncle, Samantha and her band continue to write and produce.
Currently, Samantha and her music partner are about to release a tribute album for the Brothers Gibb. The project is called the Gibb Collective and the album includes tracks from the children of all four brothers. Maurice, Andy, Robin, and Barry.
Gibb Collective (Tribute album) Bio: The Gibb Collective is a musical tribute, a family legacy and a fresh new take on classic songs. The Bee Gees left us with some of the most memorable music of the 70’s. And now the children of Andy, Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb have found a new way to honor their fathers through music, The Gibb Collective. The Gibb Collective was founded in 2016 by Maurice’s daughter, Samantha, and quickly blossomed from a single into their first full album The Gibb Collective (Official) Album. The album is a collection of covers infused with new life and recorded by the children, nieces and nephews of the Gibb brothers. For updates and events, you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter @GibbCollective.
“We are very excited to share this collection of songs with everyone, especially long time fans of our fathers’ music,” says Samantha Gibb. “This has been an amazing experience with our family working together to create something really special.”
The album is scheduled for a Spring 2017 release. More details to come soon!
For more info on Samantha Gibb visit:
www.youtube.com/A Nashville State of Mind- Documentary