2 for the Road Productions proudly presents Gabby Young and Other Animals
Fresh from touring the USA, UK, Australia and Japan, Gabby Young and Other Animals high kick their way into KOKO with a swashbuckling musical circus that you will never forget.
The “World Finest Purveyors of Circus Swing” (Radio 4) combine Young’s pitch-perfect vocals with lashings of brass, woodwind, strings, jazz notes and Balkan beats to produce “something vital and new” (The Sunday Times).
With a list of accolades as long as her stripy tights, Gabby Young is a flame haired force of nature, telling other-worldly tales through heart wrenching melodies and show-stopping jazzy belters. Impossible to pigeonhole, Gabby Young and Other Animals are an avant garde fusion of global influences inhabiting an aural antiques shop in a century yet to come. You have never seen anything like it.
Support comes from Marcella and the Forget me nots. Marcella and the Forget Me Nots - a love triangle between Nick Cave, Roxy Music and The Dresden Dolls - are about to release their first studio album, Born Beautiful, which will be available in mid-September. Already hailed by Vogue Italia as an “unstoppable” force, Marcella is one of those rare artists who experiment with eclectic influence to arrive at a sound all of their own.
Marcella first found recognition as the founder of the Puppini Sisters, the close-harmony trio cherished around the world for their ability to take a song, any song, and imbue it with the charm, poise and swing of 1940s pop.
But this is another Marcella Puppini – an altogether darker proposition. This Marcella leads a six-piece rock’n’roll orchestra, the Forget Me Nots, whose members are every bit as dazzling as their frontwoman. Most importantly, this Marcella isn’t content to channel other people’s songs. Every word she sings, every not the band play, she has written herself.
Early gig offers - enjoy a drink on our roof terrace before the support band
Becks Vier 440ml
Bulmers Cider 440ml
House Wine 175ml
Vodka & Mix
From 7-8pm Monday to Thursday and from 5:30-9:30pm* Fridays (ticket holders only).
*if an early show is booked on a Friday the offer runs 7-8pm only.
Tickets for this event are available from the venue box office, and can be purchased at face value if payment is made in cash.