Music

Abby Dobson

NSW, AUSTRALIA

Tickets $25

Fri 25 Feb, 8:30pm | 1 hour Observer Hotel - The Music Room @ The Observer Hotel
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ABBY DOBSON has had a wonderful career as a singer and songwriter. She has released two solo albums of her original compositions, called ‘It’s Okay, Sweetheart’, and ‘Rise Up’, that she co-produced.

She was a founding member of the hugely successfully band, Leonardo’s Bride, who garnered many accolades; their chart-topping song, ‘Even When I’m Sleeping’, winning APRA ‘Song of the Year’ and later voted as one of the APRA‘Top 20 Australian Songs of All Time’.

Abby also has a delicious 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 three magnifique albums, and have been touring their show with much joie de vivre to full houses across the land.Their third album, ‘Album Trois’, was released late 2021 and they have a multi-city national tour slated to begin in Feb 2022.

Abby Dobson honed her craft as singer and songwriter busking the streets of Paris, Athens & New York making people weep with her soulful voice and captivating presence. She has been invited to sing with – Neil Finn, Daniel Johns, Alex Lloyd, Mark Seymour, Leo Sayer, Rai Thistlethwaite, and Katie Noonan and has supported – Crowded House, Joe Jackson, Everything But the Girl, Tom Jones and Barry White.
She has also made gold-selling albums and toured extensively with dance producer wunderkind, Paul Mac, and was also commissioned to record her original songs for the hit TV series, ‘The Secret Life of Us’.

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  • 1 hour
  • Venue 1: Observer Hotel - The Music Room @ The Observer Hotel
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Observer Hotel - The Music Room @ The Observer Hotel

69 George St, The Rocks
Telephone: 0402 371 004

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    Abby Dobson’s curiously arousing sulk sinks into slow-release melodies like a body into a scented bath Rolling Stone

    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. Revolver – live review

    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 The Age, Melbourne

    Abby Dobson knows how to own a stage! Sydney Morning Herald

    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. Australian Stage & Screen