Zibbz

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ZiBBZ
ZiBBZ Logo.png
Background information
OriginGisikon, Switzerland
Genres
Years active2008–present
Websitezibbz.com
MembersCorinne Gfeller
Stefan Gfeller

Zibbz (sometimes stylized as ZiBBZ) is a Swiss duo made of siblings Corinne and Stefan Gfeller. They represented Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the song "Stones". They are from Zürich, but are based in Los Angeles.

Biography[edit]

Zibbz was founded in 2008 by siblings Corinne "Coco" Gfeller (vocals) and Stefan "Stee" Gfeller (drums, keyboard). The name "zibbz" is a modification of the English word "siblings".

Since 2011, Coco and Stee have split their time between Switzerland and Los Angeles. Between 2011 and 2015, the band had their own weekly reality show about their lives in Los Angeles and the road to success in the music industry on the Swiss television channel Joiz.[1] Their first studio album Ready? Go! was released in 2013 and peaked at number-14 on the official Swiss album charts.[2] In 2017, their second studio album It Takes A Village, which was self-produced, peaked at number-11 on the official Swiss album charts.[3] They have created songs used in commercials for Ragusa and Subaru, and wrote the official theme song for the 2012 Men's World Floorball Championships in Zürich.[4][5]

In February 2018, Zibbz was chosen to represent Switzerland with their song "Stones" at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, however failed to advance from the first Semi-final, finishing in 13th place.[6][7][8][9]

Members[edit]

Corinne Gfeller[edit]

Corinne "Coco" Gfeller

Corinne "Coco" Gfeller, born (1985-06-06) 6 June 1985 (age 34), is the duo's lead vocalist. She trained at Laine Theatre Arts in London.[10]

Gfeller has also recorded vocals for numerous artists such as Gölä, Bligg, Carlos Leal, Bastian Baker, DJ Antoine, and Bellamy Brothers. She also worked on radio jingles for RTL, FFN, SAW, Radio Munot, Radio Fribourg and has been an integral part of Swiss singer Gölä's band for more than ten years.[11][12]

Gfeller has performed with multiple high-profile musicians, including Donna Summer, Prince, The Sessions Band, Thirty Seconds to Mars, LP, Marc Storace, Scott Weiland, and was the lead singer for Basel Tattoo 2010 and 2017, Art on Ice, and the European leg of the We Will Rock You: 10th Anniversary Tour by Queen. On 18 May 2019, she gave birth to her son Bowie Leon.[13]

Stefan Gfeller[edit]

Stefan "Stee" Gfeller

Stefan "Stee" Gfeller, born (1987-11-03) 3 November 1987 (age 32), is the duo's drummer, keyboardist, and producer.[14] From 2003 to 2007, he studied music in Winterthur where he completed his SMPV Diploma.[15][16] Outside of Zibbz, Gfeller also worked as a drummer and producer for a range of different artists, including Gölä and Bastian Baker.[17][18][19][20] Furthermore, Gfeller is a member of the punk drum collective Street Drum Corps.[21]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
SWI
[22]
Ready? Go!
  • Released: 5 April 2013
  • Label: Phonag Records
  • Format: Digital download, CD
14
It Takes a Village
  • Released: 1 September 2017
  • Label: Phonag Records
  • Format: Digital download, CD
11

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SWI
[22]
"Www.Ahh!" 2011 Non-album single
"One Shot" 2012 Ready? Go!
"Wake Up!" 2013
"Neonlights"
"Dynamite Blonde" 2014 Non-album single
"Undone"
"Run" 2017 It Takes a Village
"Stones" 2018 62 Non-album single
"RICH"
"Citylights" 2019
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roland Meier (15 August 2011). "Mattschiibe.ch" (in German). Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ Steffen Hung. "ZiBBZ – hitparade.ch" (in German). Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  3. ^ Steffen Hung. "ZiBBZ – hitparade.ch" (in German). Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Zibbz | dasoffice.ch" (in German). Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  5. ^ "swiss unihockey :: Wie soll der WM-Song heissen?" (in German). Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  6. ^ https://eurovisionworld.com/eurovision/2018/semi-final-1
  7. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest – Die 6 Finalisten in der «ESC 2018 – Entscheidungsshow»" (in German). Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest – Zibbz sind die Schweizer Teilnehmer am «ESC» 2018 in Lissabon" (in German). Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  9. ^ Zibbz wins the Swiss national selection! (in German), retrieved 6 February 2018
  10. ^ "SWISSPERFORM – MyPad – Corinne 'Coco' Gfeller" (in German). Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  11. ^ "De Song vom Tag – De Song vom Tag: Bastian Baker "Everything We Do"", Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) (in German), retrieved 7 February 2018
  12. ^ Steffen Hung. "Gölä / Corinne "Coco" Gfeller – We ig alleini bi – hitparade.ch" (in German). Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  13. ^ ""He was born the night of the Eurovision final!" Coco from Zibbz tells us about her baby Bowie and her new single". Wiwibloggs. 29 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Zibbz in fünf Punkten erklärt" (in German). Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  15. ^ "WIAM, Winterthurer Institut für aktuelle Musik" (in German). Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  16. ^ "WI_Startseite" (in German). Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  17. ^ Radio Swiss Pop – Musikdatenbank – Musiker (in German), retrieved 7 February 2018
  18. ^ "GEMA – Members – Repertoire Search" (in German). Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  19. ^ Bastian Baker (19 June 2015). "Bastian Baker – Everything We Do (Official Video)" (in German). Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  20. ^ Drew Cole (6 February 2017). "Drew Cole – California Ghosts" (in German). Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  21. ^ "Welcome". Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  22. ^ a b "hitparade.ch – Discographie Zibbz". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 February 2018.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Timebelle
with "Apollo"
Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest
2018
Succeeded by
Luca Hänni
with "She Got Me"