Amy Gabba and The Almost Famous
Sad songs aren't for everyone. Just ask Toronto-based singer-songwriter Amy Gabba.
"There came a point when I just got sick of playing the sad stuff. I wanted to write songs that made people happy and made them dance."
Gabba, who got her start playing in bars at the age of 10, slowly started adding more ska to her rock-heavy repertoire. Influenced by bands like Green Day, No Doubt, Reel Big Fish, Mad Caddies, The Interrupters and of course Joan Jett, her music started to sound, well, a lot happier.
"Even if the actual subject is a downer, ska music will always bring a smile to someone's face or make a crappy day a little bit better."
Gabba isn't a stranger to the stage or the studio. The Alberta export has played in a number of projects, and remains active with The Gabba Heys (a Ramones/Joan Jett cover act) and AMY/DC (a female-fronted AC/DC tribute band).
And she's just returned from Orange County, California, where she recently wrapped recording on an Original EP "The Heart is Stupid" with Dave Irish who also produced Reel Big Fish's latest album, "Life Sucks, Lets Dance."
The Heart is Stupid
2. F.U. Cupid
4. Soulmates & Strangers
5. The DIstance
Acoustic Show w./ Mikey Hawdon
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