founding member of "Leonardo's Bride"
Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8, so you have plenty of time to catch up with friends.
ABBY DOBSON has had a wonderful career as a singer and songwriter. She has just released her beautiful new solo album, ‘It’s Okay, Sweetheart’, that she produced with Brad Jones in Nashville; songs from which she is performing with her band at a handful of wonderful venues across Australia.
Her first single from that album ‘Give Me Love’ was triumphantly received and her forthcoming single, ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Alright’ is a reassuring old-school soul anthem that is already making people feel a whole lot better!
She was a founding member of the hugely successfully band, Leonardo’s Bride, who garnered many accolades; their chart-topping song, ‘Even When Im Sleeping’, winning APRA ‘Song of the Year’ and later voted as one of the APRA‘Top 20 Australian Songs of All Time’.
She went on to record more gold selling albums and tour extensively with dance producer wunderkind, Paul Mac. She has been invited to sing duets with Neil Finn, Daniel Johns, Alex Lloyd, Mark Seymour, Leo Sayer! and esteemed others, was commissioned to record her songs for the hit TV series, ‘The Secret Life of Us’, and released her highly acclaimed solo album, ‘Rise Up’.
Abby also has a delicious side-project called Baby et Lulu in which she sings French songs in harmony with the lovely Lara Goodridge of Fourplay fame in front of an extraordinarily swinging band . They have released two magnifique albums, their most recent one being nominated for an ARIA award, and have been touring their show with much joie de vivre to full houses across the land.
Video for ‘Give Me Love’ – the 1st single from ‘It’s Okay, Sweetheart’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsdOo5tajK4
“Abby Dobson’s curiously arousing sulk sinks into slow-release melodies like a body into a scented bath”
Revolver – live review
“ her vocals croon, float, gristle, belt and i swoon as she effortlessly plays with syncopation and phrasing, melody, and the beating hearts of the audience.”
The Age, Melbourne
“Abby Dobson is blessed with one of the most distinctive voices in Australian music — a smoky, intrinsically romantic instrument that she’s used to bewitch audiences over the years”
Sydney Morning Herald
“Abby Dobson knows how to own a stage!”
Australian Stage & Screen
“She wears a gold sequined dress and a halo of blonde hair. She is dreamy, feisty, and knows a thing or two. Quite simply, Abby Dobson glows. …
Most exhilarating is the way Dobson’s vocals so often teeter on an undefinable edge. As she pushes her notes and words they take the audience to a distant and otherwise undiscovered realm before returning them, warmly, to reality. ….
….This is Dobson’s stage, Dobson’s show. You can sit and listen or you can accept the dare; let her take hold and take you away. For the audience, the end of each song is a chance to finally exhale, and do so, for in a show as compelling as Dobson’s the moments where breathing comes easily are few and far between. “
“Thought provoking and sometimes heartbreaking lyrics, lush sounds, beautiful melodies and soaring vocals”
The Independent, England
“A mega watt powerful voice which conjures melancholy, romance and sex, seemingly out of the ether”
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The Music Lounge
@ The Builders Club
18-20 Fisher Rd,
Dee Why NSW 2099
Ph: (02) 9971 1688
ph or text: 0419 228 227