Gabz - her story
" You are very, very likeable" Simon Cowell
Gabz, full name, Gabrielle Lyn Gardiner, is a singer-songwriter, rapper and multi-instrumentalist. She writes pop songs, dance tracks and ballads and loves to include rap as she feels this gives her an edge! She was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire in the UK on 11th December 1998.
Growing up Gabz always loved music and entertaining, and started playing violin at the age of 6 and can now play 5 instruments; piano, violin, guitar, drums, and ukulele – although she admits "some better than others!" Her musical influences include Jessie J, Rihanna, Cher Lloyd & Ed Sheeran. Gabz also passed examinations in drama, ballet, modern and tap dance although her first passion has always been music.
Gabz showed signs of wanting to be in the entertainment business at an early age. She made her stage debut at the age of 6 playing a mouse in the North Central Herts School of Dance (NCHSD) production of Cinderella at the Alban Arena in St Albans, UK in July 2004. Gabz went on to perform a number of times for the NCHSD including performances at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London, and Disneyland, Paris.
En route to the final of the seventh series of Britain's Got Talent in June 2013, Gabz got to sing and play the piano live to her own song for a packed audience at The London Palladium. She released her debut single "Lighters (The One)" on 30 June 2013 via Sony Music, which peaked at number 6 in the Official UK Singles Chart as well as getting onto the Now 85 Album. Gabz was just 13 years of age when she wrote this song!
"You have written a hit record, for your age that's incredible" Alesha Dixon
Since Britain’s Got Talent, Gabz has been working really hard with her school work and now University where she studies music and also fitting in appearances on Radio One, ITV Day Break, This Morning, The One Show and Friday Download. She has performed live at The Olympic Park ‘Go Local Event’ alongside McFly, The Royal Albert Hall and Blackpool's IFest 2015 with The Vamps, Professor Green and Lawson. She is also currently being featured as a judge on 'All Together Now' on BBC One Saturday nights with Geri Horner (Spice Girls) and Rob Beckett.
Gabz has gone on to release two further songs she wrote herself, 'Lie There', on 3rd November 2013 and 'Change The Game' on 13th April 2014.
Gabz has performed all over the UK since the Britain's Got Talent final and has now written over 70 songs some of which have already been recorded. Her debut EP, 'Up' was released on 2nd September 2016 and another single 'Losing No Sleep' was released in February 2018. Please refer to her events page for up to date details.
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"You are a little star in the making" Amanda Holden