PRESENTED BY LAYLA ANNA-LEE
Gabby Youngs twisting path took her from her rural roots in Wiltshire, through lifes tribulations at an early age before combusting in the London music scene, to cause one of the biggest reactions seen in years.
Causing a reaction is becoming a habit for the instantly recognisable girl with a petite frame, mane of red hair and the vocal ability of a lioness. Although classically trained, her diverse musical tastes include pop, rock, folk, jazz, funk and experimental and that shines through in every song. Critics are agreed, Gabby Young is a true original. Already overcoming thyroid cancer at the tender age of 22, her voice has been described as having a vocal range that would melt marble at a hundred paces. High praise indeed, but an initial listen to her debut EP will soon have you making similar comparisons. Her commanding stage presence has earned her a fan base that spans a range of musical genres, from folk to antifolk, acoustic trip to jazz.
The last couple of years have seen Gabby appear at major festivals such as Glastonbury, The Secret Garden, Marlborough Jazz Festival, Standon Calling and many more. This autumn Gabby was lucky enough to perform a number of live dates in the north west of America, supporting the great troubadour Al Stewart, before boarding a flight to LA to perform solo gigs and finally returning to the UK to in October promote her current EP.
Tune in again tomorrow!