Abbe’s hometown party
Bunbury’s own Abbe May is anticipating her return to the Prince of Wales Hotel will be a night to remember, as she is set to kick off New Year celebrations early beside The Southern River Bank and The Tommyhawks on the Plug Into 2019 tour.
“I think we all have a lot of catharsis to go through, because a year is a long time,” May said.
“A lot of stuff can go down in that time and I think New Year’s Eve and the days leading up to it can be a really good chance to take stock and let go of a bit of steam that has pent up throughout the year.”
And what a year it has been for the singing and songwriter superstar, having released her latest record Fruit – a five-year labour of love created after a terrifying near-death experience.
After producing well-recognised albums Kiss My Apocalypse and Design Desire, May had a seizure on tour that forced her to stop everything.
May continued to write while she took time off, which shaped the album as a story of recovery.
This year she has returned to the stage with a new sound, shifting from the rock’n’roll, blues and electronic mix of her previous works to a more soulful, R’n’B vibe.
“I have people singing the lyrics in the front rows and it has been especially wonderful hearing from audience members what the record means to them,” she said.
Tickets to the December 29 show are available at coolperthnights.oztix.com.au.
Abbe May will lead into the new year with a show at the Prince of Wales Hotel on December 29.