Singer-Songwriter, Gabrielle Sterbenz, knew she wanted to be a singer when she was 3. By the time she was a teenager, she was a soloist in her high school’s Gospel Choir. The “songwriting” part didn’t emerge until much later. “I was terrified to write“ she has said. “At a certain point, I just figured it must not be an ability I have.” She was wrong.
Gabrielle’s genre-bending songs are at once classic-sounding and modern, floating between Americana, Folk, and sometimes referencing the American Songbook and Gospel music she loved growing up. Her voice might evoke that of Linda Ronstadt: clear, rich, dynamic. The driving force.
Gabrielle has toured extensively as a backing vocalist in the band Wheatus (Teenage Dirtbag), with stints for Robbie Dupree (Steal Away) and Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing) before that. But, it is Wheatus she has been a part of since 2011, most recently having a song on the band’s Christmas EP (Sony), and penning the lyrics to a hilarious Christmas version of Teenage Dirtbag. She has also opened for the band on several international tours.
Gabrielle just released a classic Christmas EP entitled “Little Winter” and is due to release a full-length album, recorded with platinum-selling producer, Philip Jimenez, in the Spring of 2024. She will be opening for Wheatus’ Brendan B Brown on a solo acoustic tour of the US in support of the record. Stay tuned for tour dates.