With a blend of pop, soul and rock music, Abbey Stone has spent her time between New York, Nashville, Los Angeles and Australia writing & recording her own music, as well as performing headline sets across America & Australia, playing venues such as the iconic Bluebird Cafe, Antiques Archaeology in Nashville as well as the Apollo Theatre in New York.
Abbey is doing an interview with the Legendary Bill Pennel with Grubby & Dee Dee playing on 693 Radio, 17th September 2017
Abbey yesterday played for Fender, Positive Grid & Link Audio, was an amazing show
Abbey Stone: Melbourne Guitar Show, Abbey will Play & Demo Equipment & Stage Gear for Link Audio, Fender Australia, Positive Grid Amp’s & Effects. These Bands have been long time supporters of Abbey both on the Road & in the Studio. Dan Corless, Abbey’s FOH will be there to talk about how he uses Positive Grid Effects Live with Abbey.
Three years after releasing and touring with her debut EP ‘Doorways’, Abbey Stone is back with her sophomore release ‘Complete’. Reflecting upon the themes of ‘Complete’, Stone says that this record is “less about someone else, and mostly about me. Coming off the back of ‘Doorways’, I wanted to write a body of work that reflected my personal and musical growth since I released that EP.” Working out of a small home studio in Point Cook, which was set up for the sole purpose of creating this EP (later named ‘Still Here Studio’s, an homage to her debut), Stone spent hours writing, producing and eventually engineering what would later become ‘Complete’. “I have worked in studios before but never this hands on. I wanted to learn about the trivial things that go into creating a record that you might not necessarily even think about as a listener.” ‘Complete’ focuses on the ideals of self-love, confidence and closure; something that Stone describes as “the perfect follow up to ‘Doorways, because in that EP, I was writing about my longing for someone else, and now I am saying “well, it wasn’t meant to be and I am so much better for it.” ‘Complete’ out July 1st.
Flash Announcement: Abbey Stone to open for Brian Cadd & The Bootleg Family
Friday 31st March 2017 @ “Doncaster Shopping Town”
Saturday 1st April 2017 @ “York On Lilydale”
No upcoming shows scheduled
DOORWAYS Liner Notes:
When I was little I used to play with Barbies, toys, dolls, the equaliser of my mum’s giant Technics stereo and, to her dismay, her cd collection (I used to put the CD’s in the wrong cases when I was finished. Sorry, mum). I used to read the liner notes and try to imagine the artist writing them (probably sitting at their kitchen table in their pyjamas). They all thanked their family and friends, a few thanked God, and some would acknowledge people with inside-joke nicknames. Now I’m sitting here at my kitchen table, in my pyjamas (actually), writing my own liner notes. Now I get to thank the people that I got to work with and made funny nicknames for (hey ‘Stara’!). Being a solo artist means that there is a lot going on behind me that doesn’t often catch the light. Without the following people I wouldn’t have been able to sit here in my pyjamas and write my own liner notes for my first EP. So here goes!
Mum – I could write a library of words about how incredible you are. But now that I’m thinking about it, I don’t think there actually are any words to describe that. You have put all of yourself into making my life as special as it is. I hope I can do the same. You’re my partner. I love you.
Baba – There are no two souls on this earth more connected than us, baba. Thank you for teaching me the words to “You Are My Sunshine”. Thank you for constantly making sure i’m not hungry and thank you for always telling me to “pjevaj dobro”. I love you more.
Alan – your dedication, persistence, patience and passion are qualities that define you. Thank you for turning your life into an Abbey Stone themed circus. I think you and I are the freak show. I look forward to hearing you say “hang on” for many more years! Thanks for everything Al, really.
Keka, Teca and Eva – Thanks for always believing in me and taking me seriously. Thanks for never saying I should consider a more stable career choice, thanks for always understanding my ideas and supporting them. I love you so much. Michelle & Bec – Thank you for coming to every one of my shows and supporting me the way you have. I could never thank you enough. I love you both! Annie, Zarli, Olga, Andrew, Rosey, Elena – Thanks for letting me play you my songs first and always giving me your honest opinion. Thanks for coming to my shows, buying my music and posting my my links! But mostly, thank you for making sure I always stay the girl who just wants to quote “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” all the time. Love you losers.
Special Thanks: Mark Moffatt for turning my little heartbreak songs into my very own sass anthems and introducing me to the real Nashville. Can’t wait to work with you again Mark!. All at The Wick, Dan Corless, Glenn Scott, Marcus Hansen) – I recorded demos for every one of the songs on this record at the Wick. Thank you for providing a haven of creativity for artists like and unlike myself. Thank you for letting me dress you guys up as hipsters that one time. And also, Chuck Norris said to tell you that he died! But he’s fine now… Irwin Thomas for showing me how to be a local in New York and giving me some of the best advice I’ve ever received. You are seriously one of the coolest people I have ever met. Charlie and Henri Musselwhite for welcoming me so warmly. It’s nothing but an honour to have you on my track Charlie. We’ll go snorkelling again Henri and it will be better next time haha. To everyone at Rusty Shed – Alan Satalich, Nicole Satalich, Logan Davies, Lliam Hewitt, Jack Forbes; a special thanks to you all for not thinking I was a flight risk when I said “I want the video to look like a mix between Skins and Miley Cyrus’ new video.” I can’t wait to continue working with you guys! To my girl Mashara Wachjudy for photographing the artwork for this record. “A romancer of art, be it blunt, coarse or fine, she is one who finds beauty in more than the lines”. Remember?
A very special thanks to: Fender, (Aust): Margaret, David & Graeme, Wick Rehearsals, WebGate – John Miller, Sebastian Chase and the Groovemerchants, William Satalich, Virgin Australia, Gavin Wood, Nui Te Koha, Christie Eliezer, Geoff Howard, Stevan Amey & Lynne Randell.
Thanks to YOU for buying this EP – seriously, you probably work really hard and you spent your hard earned cash on my stories. Thank you, thank you, thank you. And lastly (I’ve always wanted to do this), thank you to those who inspired these songs. You’ve heard them now…and I’m still here. Abbey.
Abbey’s Instagram: @_abbeyliveshere
Abbey Stone would like to thank the following Music Industry Specialists
for their never ending support.
Australia’s foremost agency for booking and touring of contemporary recording artists.
Booking Agent: Frank Stivala.
Phone: 613 9699 9555
Abbey Stone is officially endorsed
by Fender Guitars Australia.
KAWAI Australia – Abbey Stone is officially endorsed by KAWAI Australia.
Webgate IT – Supply all Abbey Stones & ASMgents Servers & IT solutions.
Bikes4Life – Abbey Stone is an Ambassador for Bikes4Life. Bikes4Life supports local disadvantaged and disengaged youth through workshops and bike donations.