Gamba “Leave the Boy Behind”

“Leave The Boy Behind” is the featured single by Gamba

Gamba is a musical project that began in late 2014. At its core is lead singer Tessa S, the primary songwriter, and her four piece band, including permanent members Joe Simich and Kim Thair. After a year and a half of writing, rehearsing and playing tiny open mics in Perth, Gamba recorded their first five track release with the help of WAM Award winning producer Matt Gio. Taking the various musical influences of Fleetwood Mac, Corrine Bailey Rae, Oasis and countless others, they molded their first EP – a sonic artwork of love, loss, resentment, discontentment and rebirth.

Their debut single, “Leave The Boy Behind” was rewritten and produced many times before it ended up at Rada Studios in early 2016. Inspired by an awkward and painful separation and written on a tear-stained afternoon, it morphed into an upbeat celebration harking back to pop and funk records of childhood. It applauds irresponsibility and immaturity in its pure harmonised escapism.

“‘Leave The Boy Behind’ revels in the frustration of not letting go of someone, despite the consequences or personal ramifications, and celebrates the weakness of toxic attraction,” says songwriter Tessa on the creation of the track.

“Leave The Boy Behind” was recorded at Rada Studios, Western Australia, engineered and produced by Matt Gio, and mastered by King Willy Sound.

With a stream of shows with local outfits Soulin’ Wild, Afro Chameleon and The Desert Sonnes planned and a music video to be released at the end of the year, 2017 looks to be a promising year for the fledgling project.

For Fans Of:

Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks | Lianne La Havas | The Preatures

Upcoming Shows:

Sun April 23rd – 459 @ Rosemount, Perth WA
Fri May 5th – The Carine , Duncraig WA
Sun May 28th – Caves House, Yallingup WA

“Leave The Boy Behind” by GAMBA will be released 28th of April 2017