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Doors open at 7pm so come early to get the best seats.

Music start between 8:15 and 8:30. 

There is restaurant onsite but feel free to bring up takeaway food from our partnering restaurants and takeaway outlets. There are plenty nearby.

Iconic singer, songwriter, guitar slinger and teller of titillating yet true tales, Abbe May invites you to join her at Gatsby’s Skyline, Manjimup, on Saturday, October 21, for an intimate night of songs and stories from her 19 year career as one of Australia’s most prolific and rebellious artists.

Abbe May spent her late teens and early twenties performing in Australia’s most notorious rock venues and busted up studios, touring relentlessly in unreliable tour vans in various solo and band incarnations. With sly humour, Abbe graduated from her critically acclaimed early explorations of rock and blues to become a guitar-slinging, beat-driven, iconic performer with an atmospheric cocktail of sexy, indie riff-rock, gospel, soul, blues and electronica. She is now widely recognised as one of Australia’s most respected and revered artists.Famous for her wild yet refined rock, soul and blues stylings, Abbe May’s solo sets bring delighted audiences more intimate, personal elements to her expression as the artist strips classic songs back to acoustic form while sharing often hilarious stories from her career in music.Abbe May is one of the strong women of the Australian music industry with much respect across radio, blogs and venues around the country. 

She is an ARIA, WAM, AIR, AMP winning and nominated artist, the hand-picked guitarist for Peter Garrett’s Alter Egos and a champion of the LGBTQIA+ community. A constantly evolving artist, she has performed at a myriad of summer music festivals including Big Day Out, Meredith, and Pyramid, and supported Neneh Cherry, The Black Keys, Midnight Oil, The Motels, Art V’s Science, Tim Rogers, Adalita, Magic Dirt, Emiliana Torrini, Killing Heidi, You Am I, Peter Garrett, Bob Log III, Kim Salmon, Dave Graney and Claire Moore.Abbe May has had huge success with ‘Design Desire’ in 2012, and ‘Kiss My Apocalypse’ in 2013. Associated singles Mammalian Locomotion, Taurus Chorus, Design Desire, Karmageddon, and T.R.O.U.B.L.E were huge hits after all being added to high rotation on Triple J. 

Her Like A Version of Ginuwine’s Pony is still widely considered a classic. Several of her songs have been used in worldwide marketing campaigns for Jagermeister as well as featuring in HBO’s Entourage and Jane Campion’s Top Of The Lake.

Abbe May is known as a phenomenal singer, songwriter and guitarist, a poetic, insightful, hard-hitting lyricist, performer and visual artist who harnesses and openly expresses her sexuality without shame.Currently writing her seventh album, Abbe May is not one to miss!

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