From: Vienna, Austria
Her full name is Gudrun Gabriele Liemberger, but you can call her GuGabriel. She was educated in classical music from a very young age and learned to play violin, guitar, piano and flute before heading off to the Conservatory of Vienna. She spent time in both the United States and Great Britain, before heading off to Berlin to learn acting in a theatre company. Back home in Vienna she went back to music and started her solo career as a singer-songwriter in 2010. Before that she was leader of the band “SheSays” – the group received an „Amadeus Austrian Music Award“ (2006) and toured the with likes of Seal, Deep Purple, Xavier Naidoo or Bryan Adams.
Her album “Anima(l)” was released in 2011 and marked a first success in her career as a solo singer. Her next single „Salvation“ (2012) stayed for more than three months in the Austrian Top 40 charts and reached the impressive number of more than 400,000 clicks on YouTube.
In 2013 GuGabriel was announced as one of the winners of the 2014 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), that celebrate the best new pop acts in Europe which have achieved cross-border success.