Gabriela Kulka was born and lives in Warsaw, Poland. For over seven years now she has been composing, recording , writing lyrics and performing in the oddest of places (including luxury liner ships along the coasts of Latin America and South Africa, the National Philharmonic House in Warsaw and beer gardens around the shady side of town not necessarily in that exact order ).
She comes from a family of musicians. Following in her father's, Konstanty Andrzej Kulka's footsteps, she endured 8 years of classical schooling in violin, but still ended up embracing the piano as a weapon of choice in her songwriting and performing activities.
Her style is a mixture of a dark musical theatre sensibility and a jazzy attitude, with a focus on poetic and quirky lyrics. She is a passionate performer with a powerful and versatile vocal style, echoing artists like Kate Bush and Emily Bezar.
She has recorded two full-length albums: "Between Miss Scylla and a Hard Place" (2003), and "Out" (2006). Aside from these, there were private compilations of earlier demos called "Demo(n)/aka/King of Rats" and a compilation of covers called "Songs for Wolf", containing pieces by the likes of Bjork, Ozzy Osbourne, Neil Diamond, Stevie Nicks and the Church.
With these, she has gathered a modest but very devoted following, both at home and abroad.
Artists she names as her closest inspirations are, firstly and undeniably - Kate Bush and Tori Amos, but also Peter Gabriel, Kurt Weill, Danny Elfman, the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, Queen, Abba, Bruce Dickinson & Iron Maiden (whose songs she often performs live!).
Gabriela Kulka (known as Gaba Kulka, born 1979 in Warsaw, Poland) is an independent artist, a songwriter, and performer.