Gabrielle heads to the North East

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Gabrielle is heading to the region with her Now and Always – 20 Years Of Dreaming tour.

The album of the same name marks 20 years since Gabrielle debuted at No. 1 with Dreams and includes a collection of the singer songwriter’s biggest selling songs, as well as seven new songs which Gabrielle has recently worked on, with world-renowned producers who’ve worked with the likes of Beyonce, Paloma Faith and Emeli Sande.

The tracks include a classic revisited – Naughty Boy’s reworking of Dreams, recorded from scratch, with new vocals.

“I didn’t think we should mess with Dreams,” admits Gabrielle, “but Naughty Boy did an amazing job.

“It sounds nothing like the old version. When I heard the rework, I was astonished – it was as if I just realised what a beautiful song Dreams is.”

As well as including Gabrielle’s hits Rise, Give Me A Little More Time, Out Of Reach, Sunshine and If You Ever, the two CD album also includes a few of the remixes of Gabrielle’s hits.

The pick of the bunch being The Daft Punk remix of Forget About The World, the Wookie mix of Sunshine and the Artful Dodger remix of Rise.

As well as selling 10 million records, Gabrielle has received a number of awards during her 20 year career.

She has won two Brit Awards for Best Newcomer in 94 and Best Female in 97. She was also awarded an Ivor Novello in 2008 for Outstanding Song Collection.

Gabrielle has also picked up two Mobo awards over the years, including one at the very first awards in 1996.

l Gabrielle plays Newcastle Tyne Theatre on March 13. Tickets are available from gigsandtours.com, ticketmaster.co.uk, Tel.0844 881 0051 and Tel. 0844 826 2826.