Her live performances are passionate, intense and sexual. Many consider Abbe May to be one of Australia’s most versatile and dynamic vocalists. Her catalogue of songs about love and lust would almost be romantic if it weren’t for the vitriol.
Abbe May spent her late teens and early twenties performing in Australia's most notorious rock venues and busted up studios, touring relentlessly in unreliable tour vans in various solo and band incarnations. With sly humour, Abbe graduated from her critically acclaimed early explorations of rock and blues to become a guitar-slinging, beat-driven, iconic performer with an atmospheric cocktail of sexy, indie riff-rock, gospel, soul and electronica.
Abbe is one of the strong women of the Australian music industry with much respect across radio, blogs and venues around the country. She is an ARIA, WAM, AIR, AMP winning and nominated artist, the hand-picked guitarist for Peter Garrett's Alter Egos and a champion of the LGBTQIA+ community. A constantly evolving artist, she has performed at a myriad of summer music festivals including Big Day Out, Meredith, and Pyramid, and supported Neneh Cherry, The Black Keys, Midnight Oil, The Motels, Art V's Science, Tim Rogers, Adalita, Magic Dirt, Emiliana Torrini, Killing Heidi, You Am I, Peter Garrett, Bob Log III, Kim Salmon, Dave Graney and Claire Moore.
Abbe has had huge success with Design Desire in 2012, and Kiss My Apocalypse in 2013. Associated singles "Mammalian Locomotion", "Taurus Chorus", "Design Desire", "Karmageddon", and "T.R.O.U.B.L.E" were huge hits after all being added to high rotation on Triple J. Her Like A Version of Ginuwine's "Pony" is still widely considered a classic. Several of her songs have been used in worldwide marketing campaigns for Jagermeister as well as featuring in HBO's Entourage and Jane Campion's Top Of The Lake.
Abbe is known as a phenomenal singer, songwriter and guitarist, a poetic, insightful, hard-hitting lyricist, performer and visual artist who harnesses and openly expresses her sexuality without shame. She spent the past four years creating her fifth studio album FRUIT, which was released on February 2, 2018, and it is her most succinct and powerful declaration of identity yet. A melodic, upbeat and soulful collection of songs made to honour the lives of those who don't quite know how to stand in line.