Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Gabrielle - 'Brockley Girl'

Singer Gabrielle was recently featured on Sky Arts' 'Soundtrack to my life', talking to Cat Deeley about her musical career. In it she described herself as a 'Brockley Girl' and talked about her time at school locally, including the role of her English teacher in encouraging her musical interests and memories of running round the school singing Diana Ross's My Old Piano.

She went to what was then called Samuel Pepys Secondary School in Wallbutton Road, now the site of the Crossways Academy.

Here she is on Top of the Pops in 2000 singing 'Rise' (featuring the best use of a Bob Dylan sample in a pop song?):

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