Samantha Gibb (born 2 July, 1980) is a singer-songwriter from Miami Beach, Florida, United States. She is best known for being the daughter of Maurice Gibb (of Bee Gees) and as the front of Samantha Gibb & The Cartel. Samantha was mentored by Maurice into the music business, producing her early recordings with her brother Adam Gibb, and guitarist and writing partner, Lazaro Rodriguez, under the name Luna Park in the late ‘90s. Eventually, Adam left the group, and Lazaro and Samantha continued to write and record together with Maurice. They suffered a huge loss when Maurice passed away in 2003, and they released their first recordings together under the name M.E.G. (for Maurice Ernest Gibb).
By 2006, feeling limited by the Miami Beach music scene, Samantha and her band decided to move to Nashville, TN. Though there’s not much twang in her sound, she found much more than country in Music City. “There’s obviously country every place you turn there, but there’s just so much alternative music” says Samantha. “It was exactly what we wanted to be around. We felt so at home. Three years down the line, what happened was what we wanted to happen. We were learning from amazing talent around there”. Upon her arrival in Nashville, in 2007, Samantha decided to make a documentary called“A Nashville State of Mind”. The film was inspired by her and her band’s move to Nashville and the incredible musicians and talent they encountered there. The film got into over 15 film festivals and won best international music doc in 2008 at the LA/NY film and music festival.
In 2009 Samantha and her band wrote and recorded their third LP Temptation under the name Samantha Gibb and The Cartel. To promote the album, in June of 2010 , she and her band crossed the pond for their first U.K. tour, hitting everyplace from London to Edinburgh. Once back in the states they continued on to the East Coast of the US for an acoustic tour later that year.
In 2011, after almost five years in Nashville, Samantha and her band decided to move back to their roots with a new outlook on music. Starting the new year off, in February 2012, Samantha sang at Hard Rock Live in Ft. Lauderdale with her Uncle, Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees for his first solo concert in the US. Currently, she is touring with Barry on his Mythology tour of Australia and New Zealand. Outside of touring with her uncle, Samantha and her band continue to write and tour.