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Abby Dobson

Abby DobsonWhen ABBY DOBSON left school, she sang for her supper in New York subways, Greek islands and Parisian tequila slammer bars. She returned to Australia and co-founded the group Leonardo’s Bride.

They garnered many accolades and their chart-topping song, ‘Even When Im Sleeping’, won APRA song of the year and was later voted as one of the ‘Top 20 Australian Songs of All Time’.
She went on to make gold selling albums and tour extensively with dance producer wunderkind, Paul Mac.

She has supported Tom Jones, Everything But the Girl, Barry White, Joe Jackson, Neil Finn among others…

She has been invited to sing duets with Neil Finn, Daniel Johns, Alex Lloyd, 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’; Her song “Horses” from that album was voted 2nd in the International Songwriting Competition by esteemed judges - Robert Smith of The Cure, Tom Waits, Robbie Williams, Timbaland, and more…

More recently, she has been doing commissions for lyric writing for a new American film and also a Broadway musical!

Abby also has a delicious new 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 .

She recently returned from 5 months in Paris where she drank more tequila and wrote new songs for her next solo album.

PRESS QUOTES

Sydney Morning Herald
“Abby Dobson knows how to own a stage”

Canberra Times
“Thought provoking and sometimes heartbreaking lyrics, lush sounds, beautiful melodies and soaring vocals”

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” -

The Independent, England
“A mega watt powerful voice which conjures melancholy, romance and sex, seemingly out of the ether”

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