Gabby Young's 'Song for Japan'

Earlier this year through joining twitter and following a trail of things and people that interested me I became aware of the lovely band 'Gabby Young and Other Animals' who not only make great music, but also the songstress Gabby Young displays a fabulous extravagant style - her stylist is Katie Antoniou! -
Image from Catrin Arwel Photography

and has an interest in all things crafty and extraordinary, which she curates and showcases under the umbrella of 'Gabberdashery' - see her style blog for various pop up shops/events and more info. 'Gabberdashery' have also created a Gabberdashery Wall for Supermarket Sarah like I have a Plastic Seconds Wall!
Earlier this year Gabby Young visited Japan on her world tour, where she fell in love with both the country and the its people who greeted her with great warmth and hospitality. A few weeks later on the same tour she was performimg at SXSW in America when she heard the dreadful news of the earthquake and tsunami. Feeling a need to help, she immediately started organising the recording of a 'Song for Japan' encouraging her friends and family from all over the world, both professional singers and amateurs, to record their own contributions. Culminating in a recording session once she returned to the UK, the final song, a reworking of the title track from Gabby's album 'We're all in this together', has now been finished, featuring the talents of Gabby Young, Stephen Ellis of Revere, Tallulah Rendall, Kate Sikora and Kai Altair.
The track is available now on itunes here.
You can watch the video trailer on youtube here
Gabby Young's next London date is KOKO, Camden - 13 Octeber 2011, tickets available here.
Artwork by New York artist Katelan Van Foisy