Archive for October, 2010

The One – Night With Gabrielle

October 30, 2010

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Fratelli Concert Photo

October 29, 2010
Gabrielle glows during a performance at the “Pure Senses Pure Sound”concert in Romania last night. 

In Concert : Pure Senses, Pure Sound Evenings

October 28, 2010
Gabrielle performed @ “PURE SENSES PURE SOUND” EVENINGS
Date of event: OCTOBER 28TH 2010
Venue name: FRATELLI STUDIOS
Address: 1-3 Glodeni Street, Bucharest (Romania)
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Review (translated from Romanian):
Originally posted by by Cosmin Navadaru, HotNews.ro
Saturday, October 30, 2010, 11:23

“Already for the first time in Romania, British soul singer Gabrielle brought music in front of 800 spectators present Fratelli Studios Thursday in Bucharest, the Events. Among the songs were sung by the artist was “Dreams,” “Sunshine” and “Out Of Reach”.

The show began shortly after midnight. Dressed in black with sunglasses regulars Gabrielle and has appeared on the chords of “Give and Take”, to the cheers of 800 Romanian people.

Recital career has traversed 17 years of a tumultuous time in concert. She was accompanied on stage by seven musicians from Fratelli Studios: Robert Kirton (drums), Lewis Allen (guitar), Benjamin Jones (guitar), Joel Grant (bass), Emlyn Maillard (keyboards), Samantha White and Edwards Pheobe (accompaniment voice).

Passing through soul, pop, blues, signed by Gabrielle stories (most of the parts that interpret them are partly composed of it) wore full house back in time in the ’90s. Were performed songs like “Rise”, “Give Me A Little More Time”, “Falling” and after more than an hour, the concert ended with two encores, “Dreams” and “Fast Car.”

Full Setlist:
Give And Take
Sunshine
Every Little Teardrop
When a Woman
Fallen Angel
Rise
Ten Years Time
Falling
Heartbreaker
Why
Always
Out Of Reach
Give Me A Little More Time
Dreams
Fast Car

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Croatia show postponed

October 22, 2010

22.10.2010.
Due to local technical issues, the Gabrielle show scheduled for Tuesday 26th October at the Aquarius Club, Zagreb has now been postponed to a later date, details to be advised within the next 7 days.

Gabrielle is sorry her fans won’t be able to see her show just yet and hopes the promoters are able to reschedule promptly as she is looking forward to coming to Croatia.

In Concert : Aquarius Klub

October 22, 2010

Important update.
22.10.2010.
Due to local technical issues, the Gabrielle show scheduled for Tuesday 26th October at the Aquarius Club, Zagreb has now been postponed to a later date, details to be advised within the next 7 days.

Gabrielle is sorry her fans won’t be able to see her show just yet and hopes the promoters are able to reschedule promptly as she is looking forward to coming to Croatia.

Gabrielle will perform @ Aquarius Klub, Croatia

Date of event: OCTOBER 26TH 2010
Venue name: AQUARIUS KLUB
Address: Aleja Matije Ljubeka b.b. 10000, Zagreb (Croatia)
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The ticket will cost 180 KN (aproximately £21) and the concert will begin at 9pm.


Croatian Times Interview

October 19, 2010

Award-winning British singer coming to visit Zagreb

Originally posted in the Croatian Times, 19th October 2010.
The British singer Gabrielle is planning a trip to Zagreb upon her driver’s recommendation.

“My driver has frequently taken vacations on Croatia’s coast, so he was an excellent source of information. He told me that I am going to a country where people are very amiable, fun and where they love music, which is important to me and that is why I know I will have a good time,” says the 40 year old singer.

The singer, whose full name is Louisa Gabrielle Bobb, explains her break from the music scene in the 1990s was a measure to allow her to spend more time with her son, Jordan. With all the responsibilities of being a mother she no longer had time to write music.

But the award-winning singer made a comeback in the year 2000 with her album “Rise” topping the UK charts. Her latest project promises more upbeat songs upon her now 17-year-old son’s request.

“I’ll have some dance numbers because my son and my niece said that all of my songs are slow and sad and they would like one to which they could dance, so I decided to please them,” she told the Croatian daily Vecernji List.

New Band

October 18, 2010

Gabrielle has a brand new touring band! And it consists of:

Gabrielle: Vocals
Joel Grant: Bass
Ben Jones: Guitar
Lewis Allen: Guitar
J.K.: Drums/musical Director
Emlyn Maillard: Keyboards
Sam White: Backing Vocals
Phoebe Edwards: Backing Vocals

Formula 1 afterparties in Abu Dhabi

October 14, 2010
Gabrielle will headline the F1 Grand Prix afterparty at Yas Hotel, Abu Dhabi on 12th November 2010.

Taken from Gulf News:

“Dubai: British pop stars the Sugababes, singer-songwriter Corrine Bailey Rae and R’n’b star Gabrielle will perform as part of a series of public “afterparties” as part of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, event organiser Flash has confirmed to Gulf News.

The acts will perform at intimate concerts at the Yas Hotel from November 12 to 14, seating around 250 people each.”

More info to follow.

2010 Biography

October 11, 2010

It’s not often you can truthfully say this of a singer, but here it is:
Gabrielle is unique. She’s 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. And she’s unique as a “star,” in the sense of having achieved a great deal without becoming an in-your-face, look-at-me “celebrity.”

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). A 23-year-old club singer from Brockley, South London, she was the archetypal outsider: she didn’t possess the sort of belting voice you’d expect of an R&B vocalist, and she was self-conscious about a childhood injury that left her with a drooping eyelid. “There were so many other girls with better voices and a hell of a lot skinnier than me that I thought I had no chance,” she says now. Turning flaws into virtues was the trick. An eyepatch made her visually striking and the voice made her distinctive – and her differences contributed to her becoming Britain’s most successful soul singer. It’s why the likes of musicians like Daft Punk and Talvin Singh have chosen to remix her work.

Despite taking a few years off in between albums, Gabrielle incredibly returns to greater success. 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’, ‘Out Of Reach’. And then there are the albums; the triple platinum ‘Gabrielle’ and the quadruple platinum ‘Rise’ and ‘Dreams Can Come True’. It’s no surprise this success has seen Gabrielle pick up a few awards over the years. Brit Awards for Best Newcomer and Best Female Vocalist, MOBOs for Best Single and Best Album and in 2008 she was awarded an Ivor Novello for Best Song Collection.

It’s seventeen years since ‘Dreams,’ a span that has seen Gabrielle outlive dozens of pretenders to her soul-queen throne and it’s time for another Gabrielle Album. Currently recording in the studio and very excited about embarking on a new sound and adventure Gabrielle says ” I can’t wait to get back out there, the last live shows I did were as Al Green’s special guest, it’s time I got back on stage again, it’s what I know and it’s what I love!! ” This will be Gabrielle’s 6th studio album and will be well worth the wait.

Gabrielle ready to come back

October 10, 2010

Gabrielle is still in the studio working on a new album, In regards to this and performing again Gabrielle stated,

 “I can not wait to get back on the scene… It’s time to come back, this is what I know best and love most!”