Gabby Young & Other Animals

Help Gabby & Young Other Animals fund their next record!

Gabby Young & Other Animals are taking donations for their new record via Kickstarter.

The musicians are using the platform to fund the recording of their third album and have set a goal of £5,000.

As always, fans who give back will be rewarded with plenty of special prizes to give away including, exclusive music, signed merchandise, ticket and meet and greet opportunities and personal album credits.

Don’t miss out on your chance to get involved!

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Gabby Young & Other Animals – Bush Hall

 

Following their sold out album launch at London’s Scala this summer, Gabby Young And Other Animals have confirmed they are returning to the capital to headline Bush Hall, in Shepherds Bush on Thursday 15th November.

“We’re so excited to play at Bush Hall again,” says Gabby. “We wanted to play somewhere beautiful and in fitting with the band and music so this stunning old dance hall is perfect.”

“ We’ve been touring a lot this year and we decided to strip away the guest performers that London audiences have seen in the past few years, which gives the animals a chance to shine. We can’t wait to see our wonderfully loyal London fans there – we have some special things planned for this one.”

Gabby Young & Other Animals new single Walk Away is out on Monday

This Monday, Gabby Young And Other Animals release their new single ‘Walk Away’ from their highly acclaimed second album, ‘The Band Called Out For More’.

‘Walk Away’, Gabby’s first song written on piano, builds to a celebratory horn-infused climax: ‘I woke up one morning at 6am,’ she says, ‘and this came out, lyrics and all, in 5 minutes. It was something I really needed to say to my Dad.’ It’s very different from last single ‘In Your Head’ which allowed fans to connect with the upbeat party tempo of the first album ‘We’re All In This Together.’

And don’t miss the heart-wrenching new video, directed by Gabby’s partner and producer, Stephen Ellis. Filmed on location in the depths of Hampstead Heath, the video features Gabby’s actual father, Edward, alongside a captivating performance from Gabby. “I wanted to make a real and emotional video,” says Gabby. “This song is a message for my Dad and I am so pleased that he could be in it. I found the whole experience of shooting and now watching it back very moving.

Gabby’s first album ‘We’re all In This Together’ was released in 2010 receiving positive write-ups by many of the UK’s major newspapers, including The Guardian, The Sunday Times and the London Evening Standard, with The Guardian even naming the band in their “Anti-tips for 2010: the acts who deserve to be heard.’

Watch the video for Walk Away below:

Walk Away is out on Monday.

Gabby Young & Other Animals featured on Kentishtowner

‘Walk Away’, the new video from Gabby Young & Other Animals was featured on NESTA award-winning north London magazine the Kentishtowner. The group’s second album ‘The Band Called Out For More’ is out now.

Gabby Young & Other Animals: Live @ Apple Store, Covent Garden 22nd March

Setlist:
IN YOUR HEAD
WALK AWAY
MALE VERSION OF ME
HORATIO
WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
ONES THAT GOT AWAY

The Apple Store is rather an unlikely venue for an atmospheric gig, but the former Gardening Club (RIP) building in Covent Garden boasts an attractive pillared performance space, complete with mezzanine area.

Last Thursday the store was packed with both Gabby fans and curious onlookers alike. Despite warnings to keep the sound down, Gabby and her animal chums let rip as much as you can in what is, let’s not forget, a glorified computer shop.

Gabby, resplendent in red bob wig, kept the crowd rapt throughout, unleashing a short set that combined live favourites with a handful of tracks from forthcoming album ‘The Band Called Out For More’ (Out June 11).

New single ‘In Your Head,’ which captures something of the spirit of Gabby’s earlier material, proved a riotous opener, before two of our current faves, the catchy horn-infused ‘Walk Away,’ and the excellent accordian-tinged ‘Male Version Of Me.’

Gabby’s partner and guitarist Stephen introduced hoedown number ‘Horatio’ with an impressive attempt at audience participation (which you can imagine works brilliantly in a boozy environment), before the band finished with two highlights from the first album, including title track ‘We’re All In This Together,’ a grower of a record that has real legs; we think it deserves a shot at the big time again soon.

Our verdict? A great little comeback gig.

If you missed the Apple Store, the next live date by Gabby Young & Other Animals is at the BBC Club on Monday April 16. It’s invite only so drop us a line if you’d like to attend: info@emmspublicity.com

Gabby Young & Other Animals – Live at Covent Garden Apple Store

On Thursday 22nd March at 7.15pm Gabby Young & Other Animals play an exclusive free show at Covent Garden Apple Store. See details HERE!

With a list of accolades as long as a pair of stripey tights, Gabby Young And Other Animals, (or the “World’s Finest Purveyors of Circus Swing” – Clive Anderson, Loose Ends, R4) release their highly anticipated second album, ‘The Band Called Out For More’, on 11th June 2012.

Lead single ‘In Your Head’, also out June 11, allows fans to connect with the upbeat party tempo of the first album ‘We’re All In This Together.’

Its witty animated interactive promo video, in which you can ‘choose’ which animal to be saved from an evil ringmaster, was produced by Gabby’s friend Georgina Hurcombe (Lovelove Films).

So is it all a metaphor for music industry? ‘Perhaps,’ sighs Gabby, with a smile. Make your own mind up by checking it out here:

Written by Gabby and her partner Stephen Ellis, who also produces, the new album is a giant sonic step forward: its colourful avant-garde sound exudes the best bits of music hall, burlesque, 1920’s flapper music and torch songs.

‘My sound’s matured,’ she says. ‘I never say it’s different but I’ve honed my craft. I’m very happy and settled where I wasn’t before.’

Gabby Young’s twisting roots have carried her and that stunning voice from her native Wiltshire around the UK to land with a bang at the centre of London’s music scene. In 2008 she formed the 8-piece band that complete the magical musical fairground we know today.

Young’s avant-garde fusion of globally-influenced folk combines Balkan brass, jazz and swing to produce what has been affectionately dubbed Circus Swing by those who realised there was no existing genre to encompass Young’s sound.

First album ‘We’re all In This Together’ received positive write-ups by many of the UK’s major newspapers, including The Guardian, The Sunday Times and the London Evening Standard.

The band headlined their biggest date in the capital at KOKO last October and as a result Gabby was asked to headline and curate New Year’s Eve at the South Bank.

Festivals planned for 2012 include Secret Garden, Green Man, Standon Calling and Shambala. Plus more TBC….Watch this space.