Karen Leatham joins Gabrielles Wish

19 Sep 2004
Karen Leatham, former bassist in Wonky Alice (band featuring also former Gabrielles Wish producer Yves Altana) and The Fall has joined Gabrielles Wish as keyboardist and second bassist.
She says 'I am honoured to be playing in one of my favourite bands, when driving to practise I feel like I can't wait to get playing.'

Live debut at In The City for the reformed Gabrielles Wish!

24 Aug 2004
Gabrielles Wish have reformed with the line-up which recorded the excellent album Portal, featuring Bo Walsh at the drums, and will play at the show case of the important music convention In The City in Manchester.
19 SEPTEMBER 2004 - Sunday
Venue: Bier Keller 
Address: 77 Piccadilly - Tel: 0161 236 1807 - Fax: 0161 236 0368 - E Mail: enquiries@bierkeller.co.uk - Site: http://www.bierkeller.co.uk 

The first performance of the band in 16 months is a great event while we wait to hear the results of the new recordings which are taking place in these very days. 
In The City was founded in 1992 by the former Factory Records boss Tony Wilson and has launched careers of some of the most important bands of the last decade, like Placebo, Coldplay, Muse and Royksopp and saw performances of established artists from Roxy Music to Badly Drawn Boy. 
In The City site: http://www.inthecity.co.uk

Marie Luce Giordani R.I.P.

16 Jun 2004
Gabrielles Wish would like to express their sadness at the death of Marie Luce Giordani, who died of cancer aged 38 on May 16th.
Marie Luce was a photographer from Corsica who came to Manchester and worked for the City Life Magazine and the Manchester Evening News GO Magazine. 
She was a friend to the band and took many of the early photographs of the band, like the one on the right. She will be missed by us all.

Gabrielles Wish reform!

15 Jun 2004
Gabrielles Wish after a year out from making music have reformed with plans for touring and making a new album. 
The band have been rehearsing at Butterfly Music with former drummer Bo Walsh.

Portal change name to Veto

02 Apr 2004
Veto is the new name of Portal, the new band formed by Paul Ryan and Darren Moran, former guitarist and bassist in Gabrielles Wish. They decided for a name change after discovering there were already some bands around with the previous name.
Veto played their live debut at the Kraftwerk Tribute night at the Roadhouse in Manchester, on March 28 (still billed as Portal). They played Expo 2000, Numbers and Computer World.
More gigs will follow in May and June.

Tsuji Giri album coming soon

23 Mar 2004
Tsuji Giri (with former Gabrielles Wish drummer Phil Consi) will play this Friday, 26th March, with Distophia and Naked Lounge, at the legendary Dry Bar, in Oldham Street in Manchester. Possibly on stage at 9.30 PM. 
The band has just recorded their debut album (to be released later in the year), produced by former Nirvana producer Steve Albini.

Robert Corless' new project

01 Mar 2004
Robert Corless, former Gabrielles Wish singer, is starting a new project with Bo Walsh, former drummer and member of Nylon Pylon (who have just split up) and Karen Leatham, former bassist of Wonky Alice (and in The Fall in 1999), which included Gabrielles Wish producer Yves Altana.

Portal, the new project of Paul Ryan and Darren Moran

28 Feb 2004
Portal is the new project of Paul Ryan and Darren Moran, formerly guitarist and bassist in Gabrielles Wish. They'll play at the Kraftwerk Tribute night at the Manchester Roadhouse, Sunday 28 March 2004, from 6 to 11 PM. Advance tickets are £5.
Hedzjellmo will also play, though former Gabrielles Wish drummer Nick Harris has temporarily quit the band (who have found a new drummer anyway) to concentrate on keyboards and might rejoin soon.

Yves Altana's Recognized

13 Jan 2004
Yves Altana, producer of Gabrielles Wish's Portal and former member of Wonky Alice and Invincible, has now a project called Recognized. Check his site Alchemized.