Singer Songwriter, Actor, Gayle Nerva spent her formative years absorbing Pop Culture in her home country, Singapore. Being born into a musically inclined family, she grew up listening to artists like Queen, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. She was also inspired by 90s female singer songwriters and urban RnB artists and went on to teach herself the guitar and started writing her first songs at the age of 13.
At the age of 16, Nerva competed in the second season of Singapore Idol and made it to the Top 12 Finalists. Following her success of the competition, she performed and represented her country, singing in not one but two of Singapore’s National Day Parades. She also performed for the Youth Olympic Tour in 2010, singing in Berlin, Mexico City and Seoul, Korea.
Returning to school, she enrolled herself in a Fine Arts program in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. Her most recognised work is her Sequinned Portrait of Oprah Winfrey which was showcased on The Ellen Degeneres Show in 2014.
Gayle went on to host and act in several television programs in Singapore as well as worldwide. Debuting her acting career in 2011, she played ‘Gayle’ in the television series The Kitchen Musical, which aired in over 19 countries, showcasing her singing, dancing, and acting chops. Gayle is currently most recognised for her role ‘Suzanne’ in the Singaporean long form television series ‘Tanglin’.
Putting her focus back into music, Nerva released her debut single, ‘Pretend’ in 2015. It is an urban electronic pop song, with dark lyrical content drawing from personal experiences. Following that, she has released 2 more singles, an upbeat pop track 'Always Summer' and an electronic dance pop track 'Echoes'.