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In Concert : An Intimate Evening with Gabrielle

November 8, 2010

An Intimate Evening with Gabrielle @ F1 Grand Prix afterparty, Abu Dhabi.
Date of event: NOVEMBER 12TH 2010
Venue name: YAS HOTEL
(800 ADE)

Event Info:
Gabrielle, multi-platinum selling, BRIT Award winner from London. Best known for her hit singles; “Dreams”, “Rise” and “Out of Reach”, which propelled her to fame in the early nineties, Gabrielle has continued producing great music and is working on her 6th studio album.

Part of three nights of an “Intimate Evening With…” the set will take place at the newly refurbished Longitude Bar at The Yas Hotel on Yas Island, after each days’ action on the Yas Marina Circuit.

With a small capacity, guests will be only metres from the performers, offering an intimate experience Flash claims.


In Concert : Pure Senses, Pure Sound Evenings

October 28, 2010
Date of event: OCTOBER 28TH 2010
Address: 1-3 Glodeni Street, Bucharest (Romania)
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Review (translated from Romanian):
Originally posted by by Cosmin Navadaru,
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
Every Little Teardrop
When a Woman
Fallen Angel
Ten Years Time
Out Of Reach
Give Me A Little More Time
Fast Car

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In Concert : Aquarius Klub

October 22, 2010

Important update.
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
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.

Gabrielle to play at the "Festival For Heroes" June 20th

April 25, 2009

Gabrielle makes her first 2009 live appearance this June! She will perform at the Festival For Heroes at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. Other artists to perform include Booty Luv, Ultrabeat and Lulu. Tickets cost £39 and are available now via

In relation to the event Gabrielle said: “I am very honoured to have been asked to perform. It is an amazing cause and deserves as much support as possible.”


2008 – Al Green Guest Tour

October 28, 2008

In October and November of 2008 Gabrielle was the special guest on Al Green’s tour, Gabrielle performed her set during the first half of the concert and Al Green took to the stage for the second half.

Tue 28/10/08 NIA AcademyBirmingham, West Midlands
Mon 03/11/08 M.E.N. Arena, Manchester
Wed 05/11/08 Royal Albert Hall, London
Thu 06/11/08 Royal Albert Hall, London

When A Woman
Every Little Teardrop
Falling / Heartbreaker
Out Of Reach
Give Me A Little More Time

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2008 – The Always Tour

February 7, 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


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

I Remember
10 Years Time
Every Little Teardrop
When A Woman
Tell Me What You Dream
Out Of Reach
Give and Take
Fallen Angel
Give Me A Little More Time

Dreams / Fast Car


The Play To Win Tour – 2004

November 4, 2004

11 – Portsmouth Guildhall
13 – Cardiff Arena
15 – Nottingham Royal Centre
19 – Newcastle City Hall
23 – Manchester Apollo
26 – Oxford New Theatre
29 – Doncaster Dome

01 – Ipswich Regent
04 – Plymouth Pavilions
06 – London Hammersmith Apollo
13 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
14 – Brighton Centre

European Tour Diary – 2001

May 3, 2001

We’ve been away for four weeks, we’re over half way through, and we reached the UK last Saturday for a welcome night off in Glasgow.

What to say… Gabrielle’s first major tour kicked off in Hamburg, Germany at The Grosse Freiheit. The venue is a rock’n’roll club just off the world famous Reeperbahn and the night was a triumphant way to start. A thousand happy, smiling Germans all gently swaying to begin with and all jumping up and down furiously by the time the floorstomping “Falling” is played. Everyone is elated.

We travel overnight to Copenhagen on the tour bus, and those who’ve never travelled overnight on a bus before, find themselves rocked to sleep as our driver, Ian, fights the high winds and bumpy roads. In Copenhagen the sun is shining, though a brisk autumn breeze keeps the cheeks fresh and rouge, and when we arrive at the gig we get a sense that something special is going to happen. You guys have to realise we have no idea how these shows are going to work.

A concert is a deal between performer and audience, we know that as long as we give it everything the icing on the cake comes from the crowd and what a crowd in Copenhagen! They seem to all speak English which is a good job because none of us have any Danish language skills apart from “Good Evening” and “Thank You”. Proof that music transcends language is made real tonight and Gabrielle ends the set sitting on the floor laughing, singing and continually encouraging the audience to dance more!!! And More!!! And More!!! They love it. We love it! Even the usually cynical local stagecrew are shaking their hips.

Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Zurich all fly by. Vienna is a gig in a huge, well… barn really, with no facilities backstage and very very little heating which isn’t good when there’s a cold snap in town! At the end of the set the audience go insane and start calling out for “I Wish”. Gabrielle decides that if the three boys calling loudest want to hear it they should come on stage and sing it with her acapella stylee. The crew haul two young boys over the crash barrier in front of the stage and lift them on stage. A third teenager makes his own way via the side of the stage. A treat for everyone as Gabs sings solo and then hands the microphone to the youngsters. They sing their hearts out, word perfect.

En route for Zurich overnight the band bus is about an hour behind the crew when we get a phone call from them. Whilst driving down the autobahn all the electrics on the crew bus have blown a fuse and the headlights have gone out. Its cold, foggy and very windy and the driver, Roy, cannot see anything. He does an excellent job of safely pulling over and then to reach a layby has to drive by the light of a torch held out of the front cab, whilst high performance german sports cars driven by high performance Germans screech past them.

From Switzerland we travel back into Germany to Offenbach. The Capitol in Offenbach is a beautiful old theatre which is packed by the time we take the stage. Afterwards a group of fans wait for us to leave and Gabrielle signs everything handed to her and indulges in a little post gig private performance at the stage door accompanied by the fans. From Offenbach we drive to Paris and have another day off. Its a lovely thing having a day off on tour. We have now all slipped comfortably into tour time. No-one knows what day it is, which time zone we are in (and the clocks are going back tomorrow to confuse us all even more) and when ordering drinks at the hotel bar it is very easy to give your room number as the one you were in three days before….

The day after the Paris show we all go to EuroDisney for a four song performance for the biggest French Radio Station. The hall is packed and Gabrielle has decided that she will sing live with Paul playing acoustic guitar as a special treat. The reaction is breathtaking. The audience, we think, expected a brief performance, mimed, but Gabs won’t do this and as the first chord of “Dreams” is played the 2000 people in the hall go wild. Afterwards we jump on the bus and drive back to Germany. We sit up most of the night watching videos and talking. The mood is good, very good and none of us can quite believe that the European leg of the tour is nearly over (only four shows left).

We wake in Cologne to a beautiful, sunny day. The Cologne show is the last of the German shows and is as magical as they all have been. We retire to the hotel bar where the smiling German promoter buys us all a drink and asks us how soon we can come back!

We leave Cologne the next day for the drive to Amsterdam. After about an hour we stop for breakfast and realise that Dave, our keyboard player, is not actually, er… well on the bus. He’s broken the cardinal rule of bus touring – don’t get off the bus after the headcount unless your let the tour manager know! – but he’s resourceful. Mobile phones are a bane and blessing. Dave has left his on the bus and hence we cannot speak to him. We phone the hotel and discover that he has got himself on a train from Cologne and will be in Amsterdam in plenty of time for the show. We carry on to Holland secure in the knowledge that everything will be OK.

When we get to our Amsterdam hotel he’s not arrived. The hours pass and he’s still not arrived. We phone the train station to check about delays (nothing). We are about to call customs at the German/Dutch border when he appears. He’s as happy as we are. It turns out that as well as being resourceful he was also very tired and fell asleep on the train, got off at the wrong station and was still quite away from Amsterdam! But he made it in time for the last moments of soundcheck, dinner and most importantly the show! (Since then he’s been the first on the bus and its been more difficult to get him off it)

The Paradiso is a storming show. The Dutch speak better English than most of us and know every song. The whole hall and the balcony are up on their feet.

We travel a few hours to Brussels for the final European date and after a lovely evening, we retire to the hotel for some well earned rest. Dublin – we know its not strictly speaking coming back home but it always feels that way. The shows here in June were great and the Olympia Theatre (another classic old vaudeville venue) is steeped in theatrical and musical history. Dublin doesn’t disappoint. Two sold out shows and an electric atmosphere.

Back in the UK. No-one is sure what day of the week it is but at least we don’t have to work out what country or currency to use! These are little but important things…..

Dundee and Glasgow – we’re now in seated theatres…. what use the seats after three or four songs!!

Newcastle – last time we were here in May we had a great time and the City Hall show surpasses even that. The next day we see the first review of the show we’ve been touring now for over three weeks and its a blinder! (Actually we saw lots of reviews in the press in Germany but as our German is as good as our Danish we had to take the word of the promoter that they were all good!)

We have another day off before we play in Nottingham and its a welcome break. Everyone is feeling good and the sense that we’re taking a travelling party to a town near you is the overriding vibe. Thank you to everyone who’s made it so special so far and to those of you yet to come, bring your dancing shoes and your best singing voices….

Come join in!

[Taken from 2001]