Thursday, 18 November 2010


I'm afraid this is another 'better late then never' blog... mainly cos I've been in the studio working on the next album but also because I lost the lead for my camera and having no photos for my blog is like having a main meal without meat- not complete!!

ANYWAY (sorry vegetarians for that -don't hate me!)

My trip to Tokyo was AMAZING! I went there for a very special show with a brand new non profit organisation 'Tokyo Tomorrow' which is run by some rather exciting Japanese musicians including, our host, Fumio Ito who was actually a mega famous rock singer from the band Kemuri and luckily for us a wonderfully generous and supportive guy- he chose me to go out and perform at his launch party and I am very thankful that he did!

I have wanted to go to Japan for ever...and it didn't dissappoint!
Tokyo girls are colourful, playful and a bit like me on stage so naturally I LOVED it!

The shops were all amazing and everyone put so much time and energy into the way they looked it was very refreshing to see personal style everywhere!

I was there just in time to see Halloween in Tokyo and they had some great costumes- there was Mr & Mrs Santa, Vampires, Fairies, lots of cartoon characters and the cutest kids all dressed up with toy pumpkins!!!

My manager and I found out where they had got all their costumes- 'Tokyu Hands' -the strangest mall in the world...

These are SPEAKERS!! YES!
And these are mushroom and radish costumes!! VERY YES!

Oh and the gig was great- I wore a bespoke piece by the incredible Kumiko Tani made out of recycled products such as crisp packets and a giant butterfly in my hair!

Now my favourite thing to do in Tokyo is KAREOKE!They have small booths with cheap, drink, food and Stevie Wonder & Queen singalongs!
I became rather fond of a few great Japanese sing-a-longs too!

A little birdy tells me we are going back in February and I can't wait!!!

In other news- back in my home town of London we are preparing for the climax of our UK Tour which is going to be a HUGE show at THE TABERNACLE, Notting Hill
Not only am I playing with the whole lot of my lovely animals but also a big brass band and a string quartet, also Hungamunga are DJing and have a craft area to get stuck in AND we have a very special extended Gabberdashery area too!
I hope to see you there and its ALL AGES so bring some kids (discounted tickets)- I have treats for them too!

We got some nice press recently too that I'm posting in case you are interested- its mainly for Gabberdashery and this week we did a Supermarket Sarah wall which I will talk about when its up very soon...
Le Cool - 11th Nov
Time Out - 17th Nov

Making Magazine- Issue 2

 Also I fully suggest you have a gander at this BEAUTIFUL magazine (have a look for yours truly in there!)

And that's it folks!
Love and lots of sushi
Xox Gabyo xoX


  1. Oh my GOD those photos are incredible! Japan is my number 1 place I want to go to and I have all the FRUiTS books which showacase people's eccentric street dresswear. very jealous! Glad it was good fun

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