Gaëllou

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It was our privilege to chat to Gaëllou and have her perform live on the Drive Zone today.

Gaëllou is a truly one-of-a-kind, South African singer/songwriter/multi instrumentalist/visual artist. Gaëllou is also the name of her band and new project. The variation of her name originates from her very young years in France, where adding ‘ou’ makes a word a diminutive of the original, much like adding ‘tjie’ in Afrikaans. Her aunt and grandmother called her Gaëllou and it stuck.
Although (fittingly) small in stature Gaëllou’s songs are massive. They tell stories through the music, based on her own experiences and the content of her poetry. Crunchy and thought-provoking her lyrics paint a picture of her life-long struggles with abuse and addiction and deal with them head-on, through discovery, hope and the promise of new beginnings. Her aim is to give a voice and inspiration to others who have suffered similar battles.
Her debut single called “Language of Kindness” can be viewed on YouTube and her music can be sampled and purchased on Bandcamp and for more information check out her Facebook Page.

Backing Gaëllou in her band are well known local musicians, Grant Jackson on electric and acoustic bass, Kathleen Eggers on strings and Derek Craig on percussion and drums. Gaëllou perform powerful acoustic and electric arrangements of their unique ‘folk-rock’ musical sound.