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Swing When Your Winning
Circus swingers Gabby Young & Other Animals explain why their music is for all ages, dish the dirt on their new album and reveal why now is the right time to pop their Irish cherry.
Edwin McFee, 18 Oct 2012
“It was brilliant having my dad be a part of the video and it actually made me really emotional,” confesses Gabby. “I don’t know if you can tell, but there’s one shot where I’m actually crying because it was a really emotional song for me to write. My dad’s okay now though. He had an operation to have the tumour removed and after that he basically became a young man again, so it couldn’t have gone better.”
With plans to demo new material for their third record when they hit in Dublin, the striking singer, who also runs the fashion-based event Gabberdashery, looks set to earn plenty of Irish admirers when she arrives. She tells us she’s eager for people from all scenes, sub-cultures and age groups to hear her songs.
“This music is for everyone and I don’t want it to only be for a certain section of people,” she concludes. “When we see old couples at shows I always feel so complimented, because I think of the music they’ve been through in their lifetime. For them to come and see us... it’s a really big thing. You don’t have to be in a certain scene to enjoy our music. Everyone’s welcome.”
Gabby Young & Other Animals play the Cork Jazz Festival (October 27); Roisin Dubh, Galway (29); Belfast Festival (31) and the Grand Social, Dublin