When ABBY DOBSON left school, she sang for her supper in New York subways, Greek islands and Parisian tequila slammer bars. She returned to Australia and co-founded the group Leonardo’s Bride.
They garnered many accolades and their chart-topping song, ‘Even When Im Sleeping’, won APRA song of the year and was later voted as one of the ‘Top 20 Australian Songs of All Time’.
She went on to make more big selling albums and tour extensively with dance producer wunderkind, Paul Mac. She has supported Tom Jones, Everything But the Girl, Barry White, Joe Jackson, Neil Finn among others… She has been invited to sing with Neil Finn, Daniel Johns, Alex Lloyd, Leo Sayer! and esteemed others, was commissioned to record her songs for the hit TV series, ‘The Secret Life of Us’, and released her highly acclaimed solo album, ‘Rise Up’; Her song “Horses” from that album was voted 2nd in the International Songwriting Competition by esteemed judges – Robert Smith, Tom Waits, Robbie Williams, Timbaland, and more…
More recently, she has been doing commissions for lyric writing for a new American musical film and a Broadway musical as well!
Abby also has a delicious side-project called Baby et Lulu in which she sings French songs in harmony with the lovely Lara Goodridge of Fourplay fame in front of an extraordinarily swinging band. Their album is recorded and will be launched at the Basement in Sydney on July 14th – Bastille Day!
She is currently working on her next solo album… and trying not to drink tequila.