Fronting a new breed of music with substance and style, emerging artist Delaney Gibson is anything but ordinary, and is beyond the extraordinary. With the perfect fusion of folk, alternative, and pop sounds, Delaney has become known for her remarkable and rare voice, signature acoustic rhythmic piano and intricate melodies. Delaney has been performing non-stop since the age of five but it wasn’t until she went off to college at San Francisco State University that she began perfecting her unique craft of songwriting. She then moved back to Southern California, where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from California State University Northridge. Delaney quickly moved onto pursuing her career in music full force, putting out a debut six-song EP in 2007 entitled “Cruel and Beautiful.” Delaney was received with open arms into the music industry, quickly earning the respect of fellow musicians across the world as she toured through Europe, while performing with many notable artists including: Barbara Streisand, Barry Manilow, and the legendary Andrea Bocelli. “Cruel and Beautiful” debuted to rave reviews and also garnered praise for Delaney as an artist; The Ventura County Reporter described Delaney as “an undiscovered brilliant
vocalist,” The Santa Barbara Independent said “Gibson boldly breaks the mold of untalented, young female artists playing generic pop songs,” while The Mustang Daily said “Gibson has not only mastered the guitar, piano, and vocals, but she writes all of her own songs as well, making her a quadruple threat,” to name a few. With her sultry, classically-trained, powerhouse voice and gritty songwriting, Delaney continued to be honored with prominent awards throughout 2007 including: solo vocal finalist at The Eisteddfod Music Festival in Wales, Best of L.A. Singer / Songwriter Finalist, and she took home four MAVRIC Awards for “Best Alternative Song,” “Best R&B Song,” “Vocal Performance of the Year,” and “Best EP of the Year.”
This was just the beginning for Delaney, she was also chosen to be one of a select number of performers invited to the Sedona Jam Emerging Artists Music Festival in Sedona, Arizona, and was a semi-finalist at the Winery Music Awards in Paso Robles. Delaney was given an honorable mention and received near perfect scores by The Billboard Song Contest for her songs “Turn My World Around” and “Unattached.” Her EP was also featured on the cover of the February 2007 Discmakers Catalog. The momentum did not stop there, as a member of the Screen Actor Guild (SAG) Delaney guest starred as a singer on the FOX hit series “Boston Public” and MTV’s “My Own.”
After having a taste of success with her first EP, Delaney decided to head back to the studio to record her first full length album. She began recording at Brotheryn Studios in Ojai, California. Delaney recruited a top-notch team to help her with this project, first working with producer Andrew Synowiec [Marc Anthony, Aimee Mann, Aly & AJ, Jordin Sparks, Bittersweet, A Fine Frenzy] and them working with producer Jesse Siebenberg [Supertramp, A Fine Frenzy.] The result of her efforts came eleven tracks that would make up her full-length album, “The Worst Kind of Way.” Delaney Gibson has undeniably set the stage to become one of the most fascinating artists of her generation. With a style all her own, and with honesty, allure and grace behind her music, Delaney’s originality in each song and her music’s ability to transcend genres is a rare gem to find in today’s music scene. Delaney allows the listener to become actively engaged in her songs of independence, love, mortality, and whimsy through her quirky and witty lyrics, and she allows them to be transported to a world of sincerity and beauty. Delaney’s highly anticipated debut full-length album “The Worst Kind of Way” will be officially released on September 2, 2008.