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Hello and welcome to fan made web pages of the most interesting music band that have come out of England in the recent years, Gaby Logan & Other Animals. If you haven't heard of them, I wouldn't be surprised honestly. They were not a well know group when they were together, and now that they went on a hiatus, there's even less chance for you to come in contact with their music. What made this band interesting in my book is their unique ability to mix together genres that would normally be impossible to mix. We're talking jazz, rock, folk and even a hint of gypsy music could be detected in Gabby Young & Other Animals' music. Their use of advanced recording techniques for their music videos, using in some cases even HD camera equipped drones, are also worth noting. These are the little things that make a band standout that untrained eye wouldn't catch easily.
So who am I and what makes me qualified to say that this band is such a great band. Well my name is Kaylee Mitchell and I'm a professional videographer. In my spare time I watch a lot of TV, and I listen to music. At my job I spend a lot of time around advanced video recording equipment and I have to use advanced video editing tools like Adobe Premier. Naturally my interest in videography expanded since my childhood and college years to cover all things tech. I'm surrounded with the usual, iPhones, Macbooks, Apple Watch. Then there's also the slightly unusual items like hoverboards, smart kettles (that hookup to phone via BT) and even electric skateboard as of late, which was a gift from my boyfriend. He saw one on YouTube and thought I would like it and I have to say I do. Anyway, those are the credentials that I think are enough for me to commend Gaby Young and her band on their music video quality.
Meet the band
Lead singer, guitar
Gabby is originally from Wiltshire and she's fronts the band, duh, it's her name in the band name. Next to singing, Gabby also plays string instruments, most notably the guitar and ukulele. When she's not writing music or playing a gig, she likes to spend time in her garden. She lives in London with her partner and band mate Stephen Eliss.
Ollie Hopkins is a bass player that loves to play jazz, house, RNB and electronic music. He's from Southend via Hill. Best gig that he had with the band was the one that the they played in Aachen, Germany, according to him. He likes to play SNES and Nintendo games in his free time.
Stephen hail from Liverpool, but he spent sometime during his childhood in Newcastle. In the band he plays the guitar mostly. His background is working in film music and he has been in other bands before Gaby Young & Other Animals. Him and Gabby Young are married. His favorite musicians include movie music composers like Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone, etc.
Jamie Murray and no, not the tennis player, is from London. In the band he plays drums and percussions. Little is know about Jaime, seeing how he's a very secretive band. He likes to travel, his favorite destination being Switzerland. Drums are an obsession of his since early age, his first gig ever being when he was just 11 years old.
Violin, backing vocals
Milly McGregor plays the violin in the band and she's also backing vocals. She comes from Stamford, Lincs, but currently she lives in London which is her favorite place. Milly has a diverse range of music interests from classical, classic rock, modern pop and more. She loves baking and tending her garden.
Jay is basically a multi-instrumentalist from Caerphilly, South Wales. For Gabby & Other Animals he played mostly piano, but there was also organ, accordion, glockenspiel and some backing vocals as well. In his spare time, when not playing a gig, Jay like to cook, in which he's very good. He also likes to travel and going out with friends.
Gabby Young & Other Animals music
Music that the band makes is diverse and unique, like I already said. They released three album, several singles, EPs and song covers during the time that they were active. Band genre is described as pop, but they were highly experimental in their music, making it very difficult to assign a specific genre. Gabby for example has a soaring cabaret voice that's an absolute pleasure to listen. Their use of instruments like the violin and accordion give their song folksy and gypsy feel to them. Some of the band members are jazz musicians, like Ollie Hopkins for example, so that too can be detected in the bands music.
Gabby and her husband Stephen are avid guitar players. Both of them play the guitars in the band, which again bring rock influences. This is all without mentioning the wide selection of random instruments that they use in individual songs. Like I said, they are offering a pretty wide range of music, which is what originally drew me to them. I do listen to other artists, but what drew me to Gabby's and all the other guys are their endearing and professionally made music scores, excellently made videos for their songs and great band chemistry that they had.
Their albums were all released by Gabbys own record label, "Gift Of The Gab Records". First one was released way back in 2009 called "We're All In This Together". This was probably their most famous album. In 2012 the band released their second album titled "The Band Called Out For More". Two years after their second album, in 2014, their third and final album was released, "One Foot In Front Of The Other". Total of 5 singles were released from these three albums. The most famous one are probably "We're All In This Together" and "Ones That Got Away". Entire second album that the band published can be streamed for free from Bandcamp.
Like I already mentioned, the band is currently on a hiatus, at least I hope it's just a hiatus. Each of the band members have moved on and focused on their own careers. Main star Gabby and her husband have together been working on a new album using support from Patreon patrons. You can find their profile over here. If you're a fan you can make a pledge and enjoy in new music of theirs as soon as they release some. Gabby and Stephen have a system where patrons are charged for each new song they release.
Other band members have scattered about into the London music scene as backing musicians for local bands. Going forward it is my hope to see the band members come together to at the very least play a couple of shows together. Not sure what the chances are for them to make another album together, or would that be asking too much. For now we can enjoy in all the music that they've created together and also in the new stuff that Gabby is working on with her husband.
I'll use this website not only as a tribute to the past works published by Gabby Young & Other Animals, but also as a news hub for all things related to this great band. I'm sure that there are other fans out there who would like to know what is going on behind the scenes. Well stay tuned to this website and never miss a beat, ha.