Imelda & Clyde
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IMELDA & CLYDE is a Pop/Ethno-Jazz duo based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
With both a very rich artistic background, their combination of composition, instrumental and vocal skills is what makes them stand out on stage. From Soul to Pop with a hint of Ethno-Jazz, their original compositions reflect their limitless creativity and passion for music.
The duo came together on stage for the first time in May 2016 in Lausanne. Only one year after this first live performance, Imelda & Clyde got to perform an entire set of their songs at the famously known Auditorium Stravinski, biggest and most prestigious stage of the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Their out of the box journey shows just how much they're eager to push their limits and follow their dreams, as in November 2017, the pair recorded their first EP : Not Alone.
Tell us a bit about yourself? We are Imelda & Clyde, a Pop/Ethno-Jazz duo from Switzerland!
There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest? What sets us apart is most of all our creativity and our complicity. We're always searching for something new, pushing our limits and adding new elements to our music. We try not to stay in our comfort zone too much and get out there as much as we can. It is hard to put our music into one specific box, because we like to mix different genres and make our own original style, which is also something people like about us: they're never bored !
What’s your back-story? When we write our songs, we want them to reflect something, have a true meaning. Each one has its own story while still being attached to the others through the instruments or the lyrics. We find our inspiration in our everyday lives, but also in our struggles. For example, our EP Not Alone talks about the moments where we felt lonely, and how we managed to go forward until this loneliness disappeared, thanks to music.
What are you working on at the moment? New songs! We are always creating new things, trying other instruments, working on collaborations as well. Some of our future projects are to shoot our first music video, go back in the studio to record our new tracks and release a full album!
What's the first song you remember hearing? Warrior by Hiromi Uehara
You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song? The Woods by Hollow Coves
What was the first gig you went to? London Grammar
Which song do you wish you'd written? Smile by Charlie Chaplin
Which song changed your life? There have to be two songs: I wanna love you by Bob Marley, and As Time Goes By, Frank Sinatra
Which song would you like played at your funeral? Wake Up And Dream, by Hiromi
What song is stuck in your head right now?All We Do by Oh Wonder
What was the first Album you bought? Michael Jackson's Bad
Which song made you want to play music? It is not really a song but an artist, Hiromi. She is constantly pushing the limits of her music, and that inspired us to do the same with ours.