Following her incredible performances supporting the legendary Michael Bolton on his nationwide tour, one of the UK’s most loved singer-songwriters Gabrielle has announced a string of very special UK shows for October and November 2016. Receiving such an amazing response from audiences and press, Gabrielle will head out with her stripped back band performing all of her greatest hits up close and personal.
Gabrielle said “There are songs I haven’t performed for years that I think it’s time to bring out of the archives and who knows by then I may have a couple of new ones to add as well, I love performing live, when I’m at home being mum it’s so easy to forget that there are people who come along to see me and sing along to songs I’ve written, it’s an amazing feeling. I’m so grateful that after 23 years I still have the chance to perform and record, it’s what I know and what I love, when i said dreams can come true, I wasn’t wrong!”
Gabrielle is unique as an artist, with that instantly familiar shimmery voice and those tender-tough lyrics and way of phrasing that makes every song feel deeply intimate. Gabrielle’s career got off to an incredible start in 1993 when she broke the record for the highest chart debut by a female with the single ‘Dreams’ (it went in at 2, before rising to Number 1). Following her dreams Gabrielle launched her career wearing an eyepatch that made her visually striking a voice that made her distinctive – and her differences contributed to her becoming Britain’s most successful soul singer.
In an industry where longevity is becoming increasingly rare, the hits have been unstoppable: ‘Give Me A Little More Time’, ‘If You Ever’, ‘When A Woman’, ‘Sunshine’ and ‘Out Of Reach’ which she wrote for the soundtrack of Bridget Jones’ Diary. Then there are the multi-platinum albums; ‘Gabrielle’ ‘Rise’ and ‘Dreams Can Come True’.
It’s no surprise this success has seen Gabrielle pick up a number of prestigious awards over the years including Brit Awards for Best Newcomer and Best Female Vocalist, MOBOs for Best Single and Best Album, and an Ivor Novello for Outstanding Song Collection. Having already worked with the likes of Paul Wellar and Al Green she recently featured on Naughty Boy’s album Hotel Cabana alongside the likes of Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Emeli Sande.
Expect to hear Gabrielle perform all of her greatest hits and favourite album tracks up close and personal with her live band.