Gabby La La
Gabby La La
|Birth name||Gabby Lang|
|Also known as||Gabby La La|
|Born||May 23, 1979|
Petaluma, California, United States
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, musician|
|Instruments||Vocals, sitar, accordion, ukulele, guitar, piano, theremin, omnichord|
|Labels||Prawn Song Records|
|Associated acts||J Boogie's Dubtronic Science|
dAKAH Symphonic Hip Hop Orchestra
Les Claypool's Frog Brigade
Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains
Les Claypool & His Fancy Band
Gabby La La (born Gabriel Lang on May 23, 1979) is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist (including sitar, ukulele, accordion, theremin and toy piano), signed to Prawn Song Records. Her music is self described as "fun, unique, crazy (and) kooky". La La's debut album, Be Careful What You Wish For..., is a collaboration with Les Claypool that though "peculiar... reveals gems of pop merriment."
La La sings with a high pitched voice "like art singer Dagmar Krause on helium". She plays the electric guitar, ukulele, toy piano, sitar, theremin and accordion. She plays the sitar, which she is classically trained on, like she's playing a guitar. She also tap dances. She has been compared to Björk, Hello Kitty and Yoko Ono. Her live band occasionally consists of Les Claypool on bass. She generally wears brightly colored wigs when she performs. La La has been called Claypool's protege and she performs in his Fancy Band. She has performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno with Snoop Dogg. La La has performed with Jane Wiedlin and The Coup. She has taught young girls how to play rock music through music classes at the Phoenix Theater. La La has been reviewed and featured in the SFist, Metroactive and The Aquarian Weekly. She has been a solo performer at Bonnaroo.
|2005||Be Careful What You Wish For...|
|2011||I Know You Know I Know|
- As writer, arranger, and/or performer
- 2004 The Big Eyeball in the Sky by Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains (CD; Prawn Song)
- 2005 True & Livin' by Zion I (CD, 2×LP; LiveUp)
- 2006 Of Whales and Woe by Les Claypool (CD, LP 180 gr.; Prawn Song)
- 2007 Turn My Teeth Up! by Baby Elephant (CD; Godforsaken Music)
- Prestianni, Sam (July 20, 2005). Gabby La La Be Careful What You Wish For.... SFweekly. Retrieved on June 18, 2011.
- Beck, Henry Cabot. "Gabby La La". Phoenix NewTimes. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- O'rrific, Claire. "Les Claypool Presents Gabby La La: Hello Kitty Meets Yoko Ono (and it's Good)". SFist. Gothamist. Archived from the original on 29 May 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- Gearing, Brian. "Be Careful What You Wish For – Gabby La La". Jam Bands. Relix Media Group. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- Moore, James. "Recordings Galore". Iowa Source. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- Rothman, Robin. "Bonnaroo Kicks Out The Jams Thanks To Dave Matthews, John Mayer — And Bo Bice". MTV News. Viacom. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- Koczan, JJ. "Gabby La La". The Aquarian Weekly. Arts Weekly, Inc. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- Barrymore, Cindy. "Les Claypool: Fancy". Ink 19. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- Wiedlin, Jane. "Gabby La La". Jane Wiedlin. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- "Review: The Coup's 'Sorry to Bother You'". The California Report. KQED. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- Johansen, Jackie. "Let There Be Rock". Metroactive. Metro Newspapers. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- The Big Eyeball in the Sky at Discogs
- True & Livin' at Discogs
- Of Whales and Woe at Discogs
- Turn My Teeth Up! at Discogs