Bibi McGill
Associated with: Beyonce
Bibi McGill

Belinda "Bibi" McGill is an American guitarist, best known as the lead guitarist and musical director of Beyoncé's backing band, the Suga Mamas, as well as for her work with Pink, Paulina Rubio and Chilean rock group La Ley.

McGill grew up in Denver and began taking guitar lessons at age 12, when she was nicknamed Bibi as a tribute to blues musician B. B. King. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in music arranging, moved to Los Angeles and began playing gigs and modeling, appearing in commercials for Heineken, Motorola and Nike. In 2001, she was hired by Pink for her tour and appeared with her on Saturday Night Live, Total Request Live, the Billboard Music Awards, The Tonight Show and Top of the Pops. After touring with Pink, she joined Paulina Rubio's band on her tour with Enrique Iglesias.

After several years out of the music industry, McGill joined Beyoncé's 10-person, all-female band the Suga Mamas in 2006 as lead guitarist, later becoming musical director. With Beyoncé's band she has gone on tour around the world and played at the Glastonbury Festival in 2011, at the White House for Michelle Obama, and at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2013, performing a "pyrotechnic guitar solo."

McGill currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where she also works as a yoga teacher and has a line of kale chips.

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