Gabby Young and Other Animals Announce New Single, Album & Festival Dates!
August 3, 2010 by RED
Meet Gabby Young, the most entertaining soul on the scene. With a live following most independent singers would chop out a lung for, Ms. Young’s effervescent reputation continues to precede her – which conveniently for our beloved belle has culminated in 15 major UK festival bookings this year …and counting.
With her 8-deep band of merry cohorts – comprising wind, brass and percussion sections, Gabby’s exuberant reckless and yell-a-long live shows have hastily whipped up an impressive following both online and offline. With the re-release of her debut album – including bonus tracks and remixes; Gabby now invites you to draw your own conclusions, have a listen to the album and come see what all the fuss is about at her many festival appearances this year.
Gabby didn’t invent burlesque, Top Hats, Dickensian decadence, circuses or art deco, but what she did do, is grab these and other influences by the delicates, shove them in a blender, add a healthy dose of unique eccentricity, and out popped the most sensory overloading musical smoothie you’ve ever seen or tasted!
If we then go placidly amid the noise and draw heed to Gabby’s unique songwriting ability, this album’s heartfelt lyrics and other-worldly insight would awaken the most derelict of hearts. Whispered fairytale prose intertwines with rambunctious just-for-the-sake-of-it-opulence on this fairground of an album, offering the listener just a peek in to Gabby Young’s ever-occupied mind.
Gabby’s show-stopping vocals have provoked comparisons with everybody from Bjork to Brian Blessed! Yes, the girl can sing. But don’t take our word for it; Gabby was the youngest ever singer invited to join the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. Furthermore, when the legendary Al Stewart saw her performing at a bar, he wasted no time in inviting her to support him on his North American tour last year.
The title track single from the album “We’re all in this together” is released September 13th 2010 with the album released September 20th 2010.
If you are anywhere near a muddy field with a stage on it this summer, listen out for a swashbuckling burlesque-tinged hoe-down and get yourself amongst it. It’ll be Gabby and Co wailing their hearts out for your sumptuous cider-fuelled delight. You’ll have fun…
Gabby Young confirmed festival dates 2010 so far:
5th June, Sunrise Festival, Somerset
12th June, Wiltshire Jazz Festival, Wiltshire
17th June, Beach Break Live, Wales
25th – 27th June, Glastonbury, Somerset
9th – 10th July, Marlborough Jazz Festival, Wiltshire
10th July, Nozstock Festival, Herefordshire
16th – 18th July, Latitude Festival, Suffolk
23rd July, Womad Festival, Wiltshire
25th July, Secret Garden Party, Cambridgeshire
30th – 1st August, Camp Bestival, Dorset
6th – 8th August, Standon Calling, Herts
20 – 22nd August, Green Man Festival, Wales
27 – 29th August, Shambala Festival, Northamptonshire