2022 has been an exciting year for Abby, seeing her launch 2 music videos from her latest album ‘Build A Castle With Me’ as well as a string of highly anticipated performances with her band, including their recent appearance at Lighthouse Rock alongside Australian music legends Jimmy Barnes, Jon Stevens, Ian Moss and Choirboys, which received rave reviews.
Joined by bandmates and dear friends Craig Kickbush, Rohan Hems and Christian O’Donnell, the team performed mostly original songs, including singles ‘Gasoline’ and ‘What Do You Believe (Tum Tikki)’ but stunned the crowd with a finale of ‘Killing In The Name Of’ by Rage Against The Machine.
What was the most memorable moment of Lighthouse Rock for you?
The whole thing was a total thrill, but the most amazing feeling was walking through the crowd afterwards – the amount of love people showed me was something I’ll never forget. Our community is just amazing.
What’s next for you and your band after your successes this year?
I’d like to make a few more videos for Build A Castle With Me, but I’ve also started writing for the next album, so I plan on being quite busy in my studio. I’m also looking forward to playing more gigs with my band, every opportunity to jam with them is such a pleasure.
Who are your greatest musical influences?
I grew up listening to Tori Amos and Jeff Buckley, but I also used to sing opera and melodic metal, so I have a soft spot for those genres, too. I also really admire Beth Hart and Vanessa Amarosi as strong female vocalists.
You can check out Abby’s music, video releases and keep up to date with her latest projects at – abbyskye.com.au