Gabby Young’s twisting roots have carried her & that stunning voice from her native Wiltshire around the UK to land with a bang at the centre of London’s music scene.
The youngest ever recruit to the National Youth Opera at the age of 12, Gabby was on track to become an opera singer until Jeff Buckley and the jazz greats inspired her to switch teams.
Whilst still in her teens Gabby frequented open mic nights and played with a spectrum of bands before recording her first solo record in her bedroom before she turned 21. Gabby’s unique perspective on the world around her is inspired as much by imagination as real events, but when thyroid cancer threatened to take her classically trained voice at the age of 22, she got serious about recording her stories. Using her recovery time to pen her melodies Gabby took in global influences to fuel her heartfelt emotion which shines through her beautifully haunting songs.
However her show at Swindon Arts Centre on Saturday 12 October has had to be postponed. Gabby writes:
Dearest homecoming fans
I am so sorry to be writing this. I just got back from a string of dates in Europe with a poorly throat. I have my biggest show to date at KOKO on Thursday night and my doctor has advised that I cannot do both shows this week.
If I cancel either show I know I am letting down many people. But, the sheer scale of the KOKO show means that I must honour it.
I have not had to cancel a show in years and it is with deepest regret that I have to postpone the Swindon show. Things are really growing for us and we promise to come and play for you again. In fact we have already rescheduled the date for 11th February. Massive love and can’t wait for the homecoming show in early 2012.
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