Singer-songwriter Anita Gabrielle, self-proclaimed “dyke in a hat”, has spent her life fighting against obstacles put in her path as an artist. Now she fights for a new cause, to aid the research and fight against Parkinson’s disease.
She finds inspiration from her brother Michael, who lives with it and is looking to raise awareness and funds to assist others affected by the condition, especially since it was her brother who introduced her to the music of Joni Mitchell. Nonetheless, this EP is a tribute to their relationship, which also features the greatness of Grammy Award-winning Amy Wadge.
“Obviously, I was absolutely thrilled to be supported by someone with the credentials of an artist like Amy, who not only has worked with Ed Sheeran but many other major artists such as Camila Cabello and Lady Antebellum too”.Anita Gabrielle
Watch the video for the lead single ”Best friends” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHv4_AcO6So
Anita is a passionate campaigner for older womens’ rights and LGBTQ+, having being ‘outed’ herself as a lesbian by the media just as her music career was taking off in the 1980s.
Recently battling back from a cancer scare herself, the removal of a kidney and a hip replacement, her passion and energy is evident in her new, exquisitely-crafted acoustic songs, which strike you straight in your soul.
From the plaintive Best Friends to the delicate swoon of Avenue Louise – with lyrics describing the first meeting of Anita’s parents in Brussels at the end of WWII – to the incredibly pertinent sing-along, I Want to Go Outside Again.
All proceeds will go to Parkinsons research and Anita has set up a Just Giving Page here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/anita-gabrielle
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Episode 3 of ‘Just Checking In’ is now out – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pNt2GF_LcA&t=197s