GABBY YOUNG AND OTHER ANIMALS - "The Worlds' Finest Purveyors Of Circus Swing" (click image above for video of appearance on BBC1 TV Show Frankie) Th

       
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GABBY YOUNG AND OTHER ANIMALS - "The Worlds' Finest Purveyors Of Circus Swing" (click image above for video of appearance on BBC1 TV Show Frankie)

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The Guardian - 4 stars
The Daily Mirror - 4 stars
Financial Times - 4 stars
The Sun - 4 stars
BREAKING NEWS! GYOB FEATURED ON PRIME TIME TV 'FRANKIE'

“Exciting, exotic, extraordinary”
“The flamboyant singer creates a riotously entertaining world of her own through music...”

"we're playing this a lot because we love it"
"I saw them live a few years ago and they're terrific live, really big wall of sound" Graham Norton – BBC Radio 2

“Gabby Young, the woman who invented 'Circus Swing', filled KOKO's stage with 42 People (including a choir, brass section and samba band), and curated Southbank Centre's 2011 New Year's Eve Party” Time Out – Gig of the week feature

“A strong seductive voice to suggest a busking Kate Bush” MOJO

Fronted by flame-haired eccentric English singer/songwriter, Gabby Young, this 7-piece band brings a fresh new perspective to music that has crowds in Europe, the USA, Japan and Australia jumping for joy.

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Gabby Young was on track to become an opera singer until Jeff Buckley and the jazz greats inspired her to switch teams.

Gabby's unique perspective of 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. "I feel blessed rather than afflicted," she says simply.

Gabby recently formed the existing band, normally a 5-7 piece, who complete the magical musical fairground we know today, using a wide range of instruments, most notably trumpet, trombone, piano and accordion. Young's avant-garde fusion of globally-influenced folk combines Balkan brass, jazz and swing in an aural antiques shop from the future to produce what has been affectionately dubbed Circus Swing by those who realised there was no existing genre to encompass Young's sound.

The debut album, We're All In This Together topped both Amazon UK's folk and rock download charts during June 2010 as part of the 'Storm the Charts' campaign. Positive coverage appeared in many of the UK's major newspapers, including The Guardian, The Sunday Times and the London Evening Standard. The Guardian named the band in the list "Our anti-tips for 2010: the acts who deserve to be heard."

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Her "if I can balance it on my head, I'll rock it" approach to dressing-up recently inspired Stylist and Artrocker to hail her as a fashion icon, it's all part of the same DIY, fan-engaging ethos that saw GYOA fund their releases through crowdfunding sites. In style and business, as in music, Young is one of life's collectors and upcyclers.

After headlining KOKO last October, Gabby was asked to headline and curate New Year's Eve at the South Bank. Gabby and her band have been busy touring constantly for the last two years especially during the festival season of 2012

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Recent & Upcoming Live Shows |

MAY

4th JAMBOREE LONDON UK
6th CHELTENHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL CHELTENHAM UK (*note: SOLD OUT 800 SEATS read review!)
11th MERSEYSIDE JAZZ FESTIVAL SOUTHPORT UK
31st HAY ON WYE FESTIVAL WALES UK

JUNE
8th PRIVATE WEDDING UTRECHT HOLLAND
9th LLAMA FESTIVAL DEVON UK
15th WILTSHIRE JAZZ UK
27th FUSION FESTIVAL LARZ 28th FUSION FESTIVAL LARZ GERMANY
29th KULTURSOMMER OLDENBURG GERMANY

JULY

5th HALIFAX FESTIVAL
20th TAKTRAUM INGOLSTADT GERMANY
26th July BLIND TIGER BRIGHTON UK
27th WISSELFEESTEN KASTERLEE BELGIUM
28th BRISTOL HARBOURFRONT FESTIVAL (read review)

AUGUST
11th CROISSANT NEUF FESTIVAL WALES UK

SEPTEMBER
8 JAZZHAUS, Frieburg, Germany
12 BROTFABRIK, Frankfurt
14 PARADISO, Amsterdam
15 VREDENBURG LEEUWENBURGH, Utrecht

OCTOBER
25 UNION CHAPEL, ISLINGTON
26th CORNERSTONE ARTS CENTRE

NEW ALBUM OUT SPRING 2014 BOOKING FOR 2013/2014

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contact |
bookings| daniraestar@aol.com
+44)0)1302 714 202

management | management@gabbyyoungandotheranimals.com
www.gabbyyoungandotheranimals.com
+44 (0) 2075852713

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reach out to promoters and beyond with your message, photos and videos via Raestar's Promoter E-Blast Service | Danielle White +44 (0)1302 714202 | daniraestar@aol.com | www.daniraestar.com

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