Daily Discovery: Gina Cimmelli, “Clementine”

400600Gina Cimmelli, and her band ‘Gina’s Picture Show’ cook up familiar throw back melodies from the 1920’s to the 1960’s covered in sincere lyrics and served with a wild variety of instrumentation.

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ARTIST:  Gina Cimmelli

SONG: Clementine

BIRTHDATE: August 8th

HOMETOWN: Pearl River, NY


AMBITIONS: Music placement on a TV SHOW (I love my programs.)

TURN-OFFS: Wet socks. Delayed Trains. Litterbugs. Double Negatives.

TURN-ONS: Sparklers. The Fall. Giant Sweaters. Champagne.

DREAM GIG: Touring with Regina Spektor, St. Vincent, or Feist.

FAVORITE LYRIC: Of all time? If so, I’m gonna go with “Skidamarink a-dink, a-dink, Skidamarink a-doo, I love you”

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: Do you mean wild in personality? Because then I would have to say my amazing friend Anna, she is a super rad chick. Confident & Crazy.  I wrote a song about her.

SONG I WISH I WROTE: Brandy Alexander by Feist

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH:  Taylor Swift. Connie Britton. Mindy Kaling. Mamrie Hart. Tyler Oakley.

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Neutral Milk Hotel at Prospect Park in the rain this past July.

I WROTE THIS SONG: ‘Clementine’ is my version of a postcard from the road. I started writing it while my boyfriend was away on tour. He would send me videos, pictures and postcards of his own. I was able to collect all these tiny pieces of him until he was back. My favorite part of this song is when he sings on bridge with me. It’s like the story has come full circle. He was away, then he returned, and now we have this beautiful piece of music that I can listen to anytime I want.

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