By Deborah Allard
The Herald News
Fall River has the infamous Lizzie Borden and famous chef Emeril Lagasse to call its own, and may soon be claiming a rock star among its famous citizens.
Gabbie Rae Trial, often called “the little girl with the big voice” is moving with her parents to Los Angeles, where she’ll get her true shot at launching a national singing career.
Trial, 13, was born in Fall River. She’s been singing professionally for half her life.
Trial was recently signed to Burke Stone Entertainment and has gained the interest of some big names in L.A.
“I’ll be starting a new adventure,” Trial said.
Trial spent the week in Somerset visiting with her grandparents Stan “Stas” and Annie Golembewski. For the past several years, she’s lived in Atlanta and previously in Myrtle Beach.
Wearing a black fedora, ripped jeans and an animal print scarf, Trial looked the part of a young teen singer. Her manager has compared her to “Pink.”
“I don’t like to be compared to other artists,” Trial said. “I want to be compared to me.”
Since the age of 7, Trial has worked full-time. She has performed with Famous Amos of Whitesnake, Ronnie James Dio, among others, and was featured on The Tyra Banks Show as “One of the Most Talented Kids in the Country” under age 10.
As Trial goes from little girl to tween and teen, her voice has matured, too. To hear the girl sing, it’s easy to mistake her mature voice for that of a 25 year old.
Trial, who sings everything from pop to jazz and show tunes to country, has been focusing her time on pop as of late. Some of her songs were released on a CD (nearly sold out). She has a song available on iTunes and many on YouTube.
Trial recently wrote “Don’t Look Down,” a sort of pop/country tune, as part of her anti-bullying campaign. She attended the Atlanta screening of “Bully,” now playing in theaters.
To Trial, bullying is something to be taken very seriously. She said she often witnessed kids with special needs being bullied at her school and stood up for them, making her a target.
“I’m a victim of bullying myself,” Trial said. “They get bullied more and they can’t stand up for themselves.”
Her anti-bullying campaign and song is intended especially for children with special needs. She said she is working with others to get the “Bully” movie into all schools.
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