The soul superstar is set to play two nights in London in April...

A year ago Gabrielle burst to the top of the UK single charts with 'Rise', the title track from her 'comeback' album. It was a triumphant tale of emotional reconstruction, her personal clarion call for all those who believed, while in the depths of despair, that there was nowhere to go. 'Rise' she commanded. And, boy, did they follow.

In the intervening year, Gabrielle's album went on to sell over a million copies, becoming the most successful British soul album ever. The fact that her music was capable, buoyant, varied and just plain interesting enough to direct focus back to her voice and away from her personal life (which, as the tabloids were quick to report, concerned her former partner's conviction for murder) remains a testament to the south London-born chanteuse's talent as a songwriter and arranger.

Following last year's string of sell-out dates, and her MOBO Award for Best Album and the release of 'Rise''s garage remix set, Gabrielle and her live band return to the stage on the following dates:

London Hammersmith Apollo (April 20 and 21)

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