Young Gabrielle Shonk has a voice that makes you sit up and say what? It’s been written she “sounds like an amalgamation of the past 20 years of star female songstresses —minus their worst habits”. Shonk “hasn’t added a single note of insincerity or irony to her dulcimer tones” (noisey). We catch this on-the-rise chanteuse in her late 20’s, and in the early years of what will undoubtedly be the kind of career where we can proudly say we knew her when.
Born in Rhode Island to a blues-man father and a French Canadian mother, Gabrielle grew up in Québec surrounded by music, and started singing herself at a young age. She’s a bachelor degree graduate in jazz vocals, but folk and blues are her true loves. Her talent became widely known following an appearance on Québec’s version of The Voice in 2014.
The song Habit, which received a lot of attention from its launch online last spring, reflects the atmosphere of the debut, self-titled bi-lingual album of her tunes set to be released later this year. Gabrielle is supported by talented musicians and long time friends, which makes for a warm chemistry that transcends the stage. She reveals, through her original material, an evocative, unique and timeless voice on a music loaded with emotion.