(Australia) Frontier Touring can confirm that exquisite singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin is returning to Australia for two intimate and acoustic performances at Melbourne’s The Toff In Town and Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory this May & June! The news was made today whilst the English prodigy is in the country on a whirlwind promotional tour.
Growing up in a (self-confessed) ‘hippy’ household where music was a family staple, Gabrielle has been writing and recording songs since the age of fifteen. She first caught the world’s attention posting videos of original compositions and covers on YouTube that collected millions of views and would go on to set up her own label at the age of seventeen on which she released three iTunes charting EPs.
It didn’t take long for record companies to pay attention and she was quickly signed by Parlophone in February 2012 before heading into the studio to begin recording her debut album with producer Mike Spencer (Emeli Sandé, John Newman, Ellie Goulding) the following month.
Entitled English Rain (out now through Parlophone Records), the album recounted Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell – artists whom nurtured Aplin’s talent through childhood and adolescence ? with ageless tracks that are at times rousing or intimate but always full of emotion.
English Rain debuted at #2 on the UK and Scottish album charts and reached #22 here in Australia on the national ARIA Albums chart whilst peaking at #11 on iTunes Australia week of album release. The first single was a delicate and affecting cover of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s ‘The Power of Love’ (watch here) which earned her the illustrious and illusive Christmas #1 single in the UK as well as a top twenty hit on the Australian singles chart. The single recently climbed to #7 on the Australian iTunes Chart and featured on the advertisement for exciting new Channel Seven drama ‘Resurrection’ (watch here).
Second single and original composition ‘Please Don’t Say You Love Me’ (watch here) has earned the multi-instrumentalist yet another UK top ten hit and subsequent single ‘Panic Chord’ (watch here) spotlights her versatility with its upbeat melody and bittersweet lyrics.
Last year, Gabrielle supported Gotye on a European tour and made her first visit to Australia supporting Ed Sheeran with fellow Brit Passenger on his highly-acclaimed sold-out tour, collecting legions of news fans along the way.
Gabrielle Aplin’s performances in Melbourne and Sydney this May and June promise a captivating showcase of talent from one of the UK’s most exciting talents. Don’t miss your chance.
Gabrielle Aplin Tour Dates:
Sat 31 May Melbourne | The Toff In Town
Sun 1 June Sydney | Oxford Art Factory