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Always – Live

September 19, 2009
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2008 – The Always Tour

February 7, 2008

FEBRUARY 2008
Thu 7th – Royal Concert Hall Nottingham
Fri 8th – New Theatre – Oxford Oxford
Sun 10th – The Lowry Salford Quays
Tue 12th – Philharmonic Hall Liverpool
Wed 13th – The Sage Gateshead
Fri 15th – Bournemouth Pavilion Bournemouth
Sat 16th – Royal Festival Hall London
Mon 18th – St Davids Hall Cardiff
Tue 19th – Colston Hall Bristol

Thu 21st – Regent Theatre Ipswich
Fri 22nd – Cliffs Pavilion Southend
Sat 23rd – Symphony Hall Birmingham
Mon 25th – Corn Exchange Cambridge
Tue 26th – Brighton Dome Brighton

THE BAND

Gabrielle: Lead
Derrick Taylor: Musical Director/Bass
Nick Robinson: Guitar
James Nisbet: Guitar
J.K.: Drums
Darren Morris: Keyboards
Obenewa Aboah: Backing Vocals
Nadine Charles: Backing Vocals

SETLISTShow Me Love
I Remember
Sunshine
10 Years Time
Every Little Teardrop
When A Woman
Tell Me What You Dream
Why
Out Of Reach
Give and Take
Falling
Heartbreaker
Fallen Angel
Always/Mesmorise
Rise
Give Me A Little More Time

Encore
Closure
Dreams / Fast Car

PHOTOS

Ronnie Scotts 2007

October 7, 2007

Gabrielle played intimate Gigs at Ronnie Scotts on the 4th, 5th and 6th October 2007 ahead of her February 08 tour.

REVIEW:
JODY THOMPSON, Sunday Mirror 7/10/2007
GABRIELLE – CAUGHT LIVE! Ronnie Scott’s London

IT’S astonishing to think it’s 14 years ago that soul star Gabrielle rode to the top of the charts with Dreams. My, how time flies.
Since then, we’ve had various pretenders to the title best female British soul star. But on the evidence of Gabrielle’s first live gig in four years, Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone, Corinne Bailey Rae and Jamelia better beware.
Gabrielle’s voice, like double cream spiked with whisky, hints at greats like Ella Fitzgerald and Eartha Kitt and is the perfect vehicle for her Motown-inflected pop tunes.
Songs from her new album Always thrill, but it’s still songs like Give Me A Little More Time and the heart-tugging Rise that really hit the spot. Gabrielle is back.

SET LIST
Give & Take
When A Woman
I Remember
Sunshine
Fallen Angel
Always
Every Little Teardrop
10 Years Time
Rise
Tell Me
Out Of Reach
Falling
Heartbreaker
Why
Give Me A Little More Time
Closure
Dreams

Always – 2007

October 1, 2007
TRACK LISTING:
1. Always
2. Heartbreaker
3. Why
4. I Remember
5. Every Little Teardrop
6. I’m Not In Love
7. Love Me Like You Do
8. Wiser
9. All I Want
10. It’s Breaking My Heart
11. Cold Sober Moment
12. Show Me Love
13. Closure

Released: October 1, 2007
Length: 45:50
Producers: Julian Gallagher & Boilerhouse Boys (Ben Wolff & Andy Dean)

PHOTOS

SINGLES
Why

Track listing:1. Why (featuring Paul Weller)
2. Nothing Hurts Like Goodbye

Released:17 September 2007 (digital download)
24 September 2007(physical release)

Why Music Video

Every Little Teardrop
Track listing:
1. Every Little Teardrop
2. Maybe When Tomorrow Comes

Released: December 3rd 2007

Every Little Teardrop Music Video

DIGITAL SPY REVIEW 4/5:
Mica, Caron and Beverley might have been blessed with stronger soul voices – in the Aretha-style “I Am Woman Hear Me Roar!” sense, at least – but Louise Gabrielle Bobb has managed to trump every one of her Brit-soul contemporaries. Her strong, easily-relatable songs, amiable stage performances and ability to sing about heartbreak in a dignified, unostentatious manner have gifted her an enviable CV: ten top ten hits, eight platinum discs and a pair of shiny Brit awards isn’t bad going for a singer who was frequently told she didn’t “fit the normal stereotype” for chart success. And no-one’s ever rocked an eyepatch quite like her.But, after the relative failure of 2004’s Play To Win, the Hackney-born warbler was forced to regroup. The result? Always, her fifth studio album, is the most innately Gabrielle record of her career. After a tussle with a ‘Heartbreaker’, she ekes out ‘Every Little Teardrop’, tells herself ‘I’m Not In Love’ and begins to get ‘Wiser’. Then, after a ‘Cold Sober Moment’, she finally attains that elusive feeling she’s been striving for in the pit of her stomach: ‘Closure’. Well, thank goodness for that! But, whatever Always might lack in lyrical innovation, it more than makes up for in class, warmth and good old-fashioned song-craft. The smooth, dreamy soul-pop of ‘I Remember’ is reminiscent of mid-seventies Diana Ross, especially in Gabrielle’s spoken word overdubs, while the Motown redux of ‘Love Me Like You Do’ – all melodramatic strings, pile-driving piano chords and swooning pop melodies – gives Gabrielle the chance to show off her upper register. ‘Every Little Teardrop’, meanwhile, is a Philly soul pastiche every bit as convincing as Lenny Kravitz’s ‘It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over’. And then there’s ‘Heartbreaker’, on which Gabrielle does her wronged woman act over the gospel-rock backing track from Primal Scream’s ‘Rocks’. With its stomping drum beat, ringing guitar riffs and Gabrielle’s wounded cries of “Take a piece of my heart”, it’s the aural equivalent of being dumped by that absolute bastard you’ve been wasting your time with for God knows how long, getting hopelessly drunk at the pub round the corner and then falling into the dustbins on the way home. Gabrielle’s bruised, pleading vocal suggests she’s no stranger to the experience.Always isn’t without its faults – ‘All I Want’ slips uncomfortably into eighties wine bar territory, and there are one too many mid-tempo acoustic soul jams in its final stretch – but it does show why, before Amy Winehouse and her “ickle carpet burns” came along, Gabrielle was able to reign supreme as the UK music scene’s unimpeachable queen of heartache.

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