SOUL-GOSPEL-ELECTRO-BLUEZ ARTIST, ABBE MAY, IS ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST RESPECTED SONGWRITERS AND PERFORMERS.
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 and electronica.
Abbe 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 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 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. She spent the past four years creating her fifth studio album “FRUIT”, released on February 2, 2018, and it is her most succinct and powerful declaration of identity yet. A melodic, upbeat and soulful collection of songs made to honour the lives of those who don’t quite know how to stand in line.
“Fruit settles comfortably into its themes….the thrill of being direct about what you want and who you are.”
“One of the important albums of 2018.”
“Fruit ..is her most accomplished piece of art” ☆☆☆☆
“Her at her best”
“Boasts the kind of sophisticated writing an artist like Prince might have once been responsible for.” ☆☆☆☆
Abbe May has released her new single Seventeen; an intimate reflection on herformative years as a woman, hoping her experiences might serve as a comforting reference for the next generation. Seventeen is the latest single from Abbe’s album ‘Fruit’ released today, her first full-length release since proudly and publicly coming out last year. To celebrate the release of Seventeen and ‘Fruit’, Abbe will set out on a national tourthrough February and March with shows in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria,Tasmania, Queensland and New South Wales.Pre-orders and tickets available at abbemay.com. Seventeen was the […]
Acclaimed singer-songwriter and guitarist Abbe May will be setting off on an eight date tour in 2018 in support of her long-awaited album ‘Fruit’ to be released on Friday, February 2. Abbe will be taking to the stage in Perth, Adelaide, Dunsborough, Melbourne, Sydney,Hobart and Newcastle through February and March, with more dates to […]
Powerful, Western Australian singer-songwriter Abbe May releases her new single Love Decline; a sultry jam about shallow, decadent seduction, on Friday 10th November. The new track was a self-reflective moment for Abbe May using the piece to pit her cynicism against her belief in the power of love when faced with a growing awareness of […]
‘The ‘Doomsday Clock’ is a symbolic clock face that represents a countdown to possible global catastrophe such as that caused by nuclear war or climate change.’ Re-emerging from a hiatus earlier this year with the catchy pop dittie ‘Are We Flirting’, Abbe May’s followup ‘Doomsday Clock’ unveils yet another side to her personality as she […]
After two years in recovery after a dangerous seizure on tour in 2013, multiple ARIA, AIR and AMP nominee and 18-time WAMi winner Abbe May, returns to life better and bolder than ever with “Are We Flirting?” the first taste from forthcoming long player “Bitchcraft”. May says her 2013 album “Kiss My Apocalypse” was such […]