Abby Dobson

Abby Dobson

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"A mega watt powerful voice which conjures melancholy, romance and sex, seemingly out of the ether" – the independent, england.... "Abby Dobson’s curiously arousing sulk sinks into slow release melodies like a body into a scented bath" – rolling stone.

Biography

ASHLEIGH MANNIX PLUS LANIE LANE, KATE BRADLEY & TARA SIMMONS TO SUPPORT ABBY DOBSON ON ‘HORSES’ TOUR

Ashleigh Mannix has just been confirmed to support Abby Dobson on selected dates during her east coast Horses Tour throughout March/April. Abby is hitting the road to support the release of her beautiful new single ‘Horses’, which is available from March 13.

20-year-old Ashleigh is a singer/songwriter and natural solo performer who last year won the New Artists 2 Radio Competition in the pop category. Ashleigh has a unique relationship with Billabong who has sponsored her as a ‘Lifestyle Musician’ which has allowed her to take her music worldwide performing at surfing competitions and events in Australia, US, UK, Hawaii, Europe, Fiji and Japan. Ashleigh has released 2 EP’s, “My First EP” & ‘Sparkle” and is currently working on her debut album which will be released later this year.

Also supporting Abby at the Basement show is Sydney singer Lanie Lane who has been likened to a young Billie Holiday, Bjork and Kate Bush. Local singer-songwriter Kate Bradley, who has been compared to Mazzy Star & Cat Power, will support Abby in Brisbane while Tara Simmons, who recently launched her debut, full-length album Spilt Milk will join the tour for the Gold Coast & Byron Bay shows...

NEW SINGLE “HORSES” TO BE RELEASED MARCH 13

TOURING THROUGHOUT MARCH & APRIL

Abby will release her new single, the sublime ‘Horses’ on March 14. In support of this release Abby will head out on an East Coast tour throughout March and April, kicking off in Adelaide at the world famous Spiegeltent on Friday March 13.

Lifted from her solo album Rise Up, ‘Horses’ won second place in the 2008 International Songwriting Competition. The digital package will feature an exclusive bonus track, ‘High Like Heaven’ which was recorded ‘Live’ at Abby’s Spiegeltent show in Melbourne in November 2008.

‘Horses’ will also be accompanied by a stunning new video. Shot by acclaimed video director Bart Borghesi (Eskimo Joe, You Am I, The Living End, Something For Kate), the video was filmed on location at the Melbourne Museum.

BIO:

Multi gold-selling artist, Abby Dobson is a highly regarded and popular singer and songwriter in the Australian music industry. With her band Leonardo’s Bride, she recorded the album Angel Blood, including the single Even When I’m Sleeping achieving gold sales for both album and single, which also won APRA's Song Of The Year 2000.

Abby Dobson formed the band Leonardo’s Bride with Dean Manning in 1992. in 1993 they funded and released their eponymous debut ep and, in 1994 they self funded their second ep, ‘Faith’, and signed a p&d deal with Polygram (now Universal).

They then signed a deal with Mushroom records, (now Festival Mushroom Records) and in 1997 released the lp, ‘angel blood’, achieving gold sales for both the album and the single, ‘Even When I'm Sleeping’, which also won the apra ‘Song of the year’ award. In 2000, they released their second album, ‘Open Sesame’ and decided to split indefinitely at the end of that year.

Abby has since collaborated with other musicians, including working with paul mac on his album ‘3000 feet high’, which went gold, releasing the single ‘gonna miss you’ and touring the country extensively.

She was also invited to contribute new songs for special television episodes of 'The Secret Life of Us' and the soundtrack albums. her songs, ‘i’m not missing you’ and ‘dont ask for more’, received widespread radio play.
abby is currently working on a solo album, and popping up around town with her spunky band.

"A mega watt powerful voice which conjures melancholy, romance and sex, seemingly out of the ether" – the independent, england.

"Abby Dobson’s curiously arousing sulk sinks into slow
release melodies like a body into a scented bath" – rolling stone.

"If you have never heard abby dobson, do something about it. This sublime singer with the rare, ethereal voice - somewhere between a little girl and a big smile - lights up the stage and steals the show." - Adelaide Advertiser

Lyrics

Horses

Written By: Abby Dobson

if i told you a secret
would you understand?
could you promise that you’d keep it
keep it in your hands?
i dont know where we go from here

we keep spinning round in circles
are we going nowhere?
i cant see the future
are we already there?

i want to laugh like i used to
cry like i could with you
i dont know where we go from here

chorus
come lay down beside me
and i’ll tell you a story
lay your head upon your pillow
and look outside your window
i'll be the stars, i'll be the stars.

we’ve had a lot of weather
you and me
and nothing is forever
the winds are calling me

you know i wanna know what peace is
but i pulled it all to pieces
and now we need all the kings horses
you know i wanna know what peace is
but i pulled it all to pieces
and now we need all the kings horses

chorus
come lay down beside me
and ill tell you a story
lay your head upon your pillow
and look outside your window
and if we’re saying goodbye
i’ll see you in the night sky
i’ll be the stars
i’ll be the stars

Shining Star

Written By: Abby Dobson

you are, you are a shining star
i love you just the way you are
dont run so fast or you will fall
you know that you’ve already got it all

it doesn’t matter what you do
it doesn’t matter what you say
i will love you

you’re chasing after all that gold
but even now your heart is cold
to gain the world but lose your soul
well i dont need to weigh it up to know

it doesn’t matter what you do
it doesn’t matter what you say
i will love you
it doesn’t matter if you fall
if doesn’t matter if you run away
i will love you

why all these lines upon your face?
so scared to leave without a trace
you try to outrun the setting sun
but there’s enough for everyone
you could be digging to china, oh
but you would never find it no
searching so hard for your happiness
but it’s not where you think it is

it doesn’t matter what you do
it doesn’t matter what you say
i will love you
it doesn’t matter if you fall
if doesn’t matter if you run away
i will love you
it doesn’t matter what you do
it doesn’t matter what you say
i will love you
it doesn’t matter if you fall
if doesn’t matter if you run away i will love you

You Will Find Your Way

Written By: a.dobson & m. pinkerton

you know you’re past the midway
yeah its too late to turn back
tomorrow will be clean of this day
don’t worry so much, you will find you’re way

and you wish it would rain
‘cause you’re thirsty again
but it wont hurt a bit
like a kiss on your lips
take a bite
here’s a light
there’s a hole in the night
just go through, its for you
it will be alright.

there’s still time if we run
some reasons are best forgotten
the night wont wait forever
it keeps getting better and better.

huddle close pull me near
there is nothing to fear
let it go like a song
cause the past is all gone
there’s a light in your eyes
you can drop your disguise
cause we’re so brand new
and there’s so much loving to do

look at you now
you’re high as a kite
head full of stars you are travelling light
you’re on your own
but you’re not alone
when you look around
you will find you are home

and you wish it would rain
cause you’re thirsty again
but it wont hurt a bit
like a kiss on your lips
take a bite
here’s a light
there’s a hole in the night
just go through, its for you
it will be alright

huddle close pull me near
there is nothing to fear
let it go like a song
cause the past is all gone
there’s a light in your eyes
you can drop your disguise
cause we’re so brand new
and there’s so much loving to do

there’s so much loving to do
there’s so much loving to do
there’s so much loving to do

See What The Morning Brings

Written By: Abby Dobson

why’s it always such a big surprise
when you let me know what’s going on inside
i seek the truth everywhere
but now you’re standing so bare

i dreamed of a love with an open palm
but now your fingers start to curl
i lay my head against the stone
am I, am i not your girl?

i know, loves comes and it goes
but i want it to stick around this time

i touched the bottom of the cake
and now i dont know what to say
it seems like we’re a world apart
but you are just a room away

are you memory or are you dream?
i seem to conjure you from both
are your pools blue or grey green?
is my love deep enough?

i know love comes and it goes
but i want it to stick around this time
this time, this time

chorus
shall we see what the morning brings?
see what the morning brings
see what the morning brings
see what the morning brings

can i trust a man who loves another?
do i want a man who can only love me?
is this the middle, is this the end?
let’s walk a little and we shall ...

chorus x 2
see what the morning brings
see what the morning brings
see what the morning brings
see what the morning brings ....... nature’s taking over......

It's Only Love

Written By: Abby Dobson

im one false move away from you
I couldn’t leave now if I wanted to
im too far gone to turn from you
what are we gonna do?

thought I was not the type to fall from grace
but I lost my footing when I saw your face
and I break every rule I make
oh will this be my last mistake?

Its only love that im seeking,
Its only love that I’m seeking.

I’ve played out this scene a hundred times
but now I look at your mouth and I forget my lines
you draw me in just like a cigarette
will morning dawn with a head full of regret?

my life is made up the things I said I wouldn’t do
now here I am standing in front of you
its seems there’s only trouble and desire
im standing on a wire or im sitting the fire

its only love that im seeking, (its only love)
its only love that I’m seeking (its only love)
its only love (that im seeking)
its only love

I cant yell any louder
I cant breathe any deeper
I cant hold on any longer
I cant sing any stronger
I cant turn it on
I cant turn it off
I cant keep this tide from rising
I cant contain this yearning
I cant stop this fire
im one false move away from you
I couldn’t leave now if I wanted to
im too far gone to turn from you
what are we gonna do?

its only love that im seeking, (its only love)
its only love that I’m seeking (its only love)
its only love (that im seeking)
its only love

High Like Heaven

Written By: Abby Dobson

You’ve got the world a your feet
You’ve got them dancing in the street
You’ve got them wrapped around your fingertip
You never tried to be a star
Cause you are happy where you are
Brighter than a galaxy

And you’re jumping over
These four leaf clovers
And you’re high like heaven now

There there are lights around your head
A choir of angels on your bed
And when you sleep you fly above this land
You wake with scratches on your feet
But your secret’s safe with me
Cause there are things they’ll just never understand

And your jumping over
These four leaf clovers
And you’re high like heaven now
And they want to own you
But they’ve never shown you
A reason to come down

And you’re just like a bird
When you fly so high
But you break like a child
When you fall from the sky

And they all want to rescue thee
But there are ropes they cannot see
The gods will never ever lose their grip
Many men have tried before
But fail as soon as they leave shore
They summon seas to sink their pretty ships

But you’re jumping over
These four leaf clovers
And you’re high like heaven now
And they want to own you
But they’ve never shown you
A reason to come down.

Whisper Nothing

Written By: Abby Dobson

whisper nothing a. Dobson

close your eyes turn out the light
cant we just pretend tonight
that we’ve got nothing
that we’ve got nothing
that we’ve got nothing to fear

hold me like a baby
rock me in the cradle
and whisper nothing
and whisper nothing
sweet whisper nothing in my ear

there’s a world inside my head
oh let me hide out in your bed
and think of nothing
and think of nothing
and think of nothing but here.

Discography

Rise Up (Craving Records, 2007)

As singer in Leonardo's Bride: Angel Blood (1997)Produced by Justin Stanley
Open Sesame (2000)
Produced by Justin Stanley, James Cadsky and Leonardos Bride