Gibonni is a star singer/ songwriter – with deep roots in music's golden age.
Garnering comparisons to the likes of Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd and Genesis – Gibonni was recently singled out by no less than the LA Times as an artist the world needs to hear...
Long-established in his native Croatia, he follows a catalogue of best-selling singles and albums with his latest, 20th Century Man, the first to be completed entirely in English, recorded by Grammy award-winning British producer, Andy Wright.
Gibonni released his first solo album in 1991 – Sa mnom ili bez mene (With or Without Me). His debut work was well-received but the real breakthrough as a composer came with the song Cesarica (Empress) which earned massive popularity for fellow Croatian singer, Oliver Dragojevic. The song has since become a Croatian classic.
Becoming a solo artist led to wide-spread popularity – abandoning the big hair and Spandex of the heavy metal days, Gibonni's music evolved into a modern rock / pop blend with an organic twist. The early nineties, a time of turmoil and unrest in the Balkans, saw Gibonni's insightful lyrics connect strongly with the youth of Croatia.
Over the next decade his reputation grew as a charismatic performer. He regularly filled stadiums and arenas in his homeland. Critical and popular acclaim followed with the release of four best-selling albums; Judi, zviri i beštimje (People, Beasts and Curses), Mirakul (Miracle), which confirmed his position at the top of the Croatian music scene, Unca fibre (Ounce of Fibre) and Toleranca (Tolerance). Gibonni was also nominated for artist of the year (Best Adria Act) in the MTV awards 2010.