"Gurr sings with a husky sensuality, delivering her lyrics with both urgency and warmth...." - Marke Andrews, Vancouver Sun
This roots/rock singer-songwriter has been turning heads for years with her blend of roots/blues/pop. Her warm and sultry voice, intelligent lyrics, memorable melodies and savvy personality add up to pretty much everything you want to see on a stage. Babe’s songwriting has recently received accolades, taking the win for the Sonic Bids Nashville Song Contest and garnering honourable mention for three self-penned tunes in the acclaimed Billboard World Song Contest “…putting her in the elite group of songwriters internationally” as contest director Mark Furnas said.
Babe’s much anticipated album titled “SideDish” takes this unique artist in a new direction, exploring world music fused with her own unique roots style and writing – Ethno-Roots. Italian, Spanish, Middle-Eastern, Brazilian and New Orleans influences are the backdrop of the musical landscape of Babe’s 8 self-penned tunes as well as 2 cover songs sung in Italian, that she has made truly her own….this CD promises to transport the audience and listener to another place and time!
Babe’s previous release, Chocolate Lilly, garnered rave reviews in Canada and the US and her music has been compared to the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, John Hiatt and Sheryl Crow while she still retains her own unique sound and style. Her most recent recognition was being selected as a finalist for two self-penned tunes in the "Great American Song Contest".
Babe has headlined at numerous festivals including Toronto’s Harbourfont Music Series, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Pacific National Exhibition, Victoria Folkfest, First Night, Mission Folk Music Festival, Vancouver Island MusicFest, Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Music Festival, Filberg Festival and Islands Folk Festival. Her tunes have been licensed for various shows including the U.S. FOX series Higher Ground which has brought her music to audiences worldwide. Babe appeared on the television show Big Sound, playing an avant-garde lounge singer and has been a guest on many national shows such as Canada AM and The Jim Byrnes Show.
Playing some of the most popular and prestigious concert halls in Canada spanning from Vancouver Island to the Maritimes and U.S. dates in New York and Seattle, Babe Gurr’s name is becoming familiar to many more fans each day, people who appreciate finely crafted songs performed with sincerity.
"Gurr lights up her songs with an engaing presence and a sandy and sultry voice you won't forget. It's a stunningly beautiful and poignant musical experience. Babe Gurr is the sort of talent who doesn't come along that often, and her star is on the rise. It's only a metter of time before Babe Gurr's star rizes above the Canadian content rule and she becomes a truly International artist..." - Wildy's World Review