As the ambassador for Jam 4 Awareness, Abbey sings the Australian National Anthem for the NRL for the Newcastle Knights game.
Abbey is named "Songwriter of the Year" for this national competition!
Abbey also wins Pop song of the year
Rock song of the year
Youth song of the year
"The Parramatta Prize" category
Abbey wins "Schoolies" (under 18's) category, as well as achieving top 5 in the singer/songwriter category and is nominated for artist of the year!
Abbey is selected as the JAM 4 Awareness junior ambassador!
This project raises awareness of social issues to young people, using music as a medium to communicate. It is supported by some of Australia's highest profile artists, including Delta Goodrem, Missy Higgins, Diesel and Ian Moss.
Abbey comes in at 2nd place, competing against young bands across NSW.
Abbey Is a finalist with five of her songs across 3 categories up for awards.
Young Abbey eyes singing career
August 18, 2015 1:33pm
Lawrence Machado - Rouse Hill Times
ABBEY Gardner is set for national and international stardom if she continues her remarkable success.
Just 16, the Kellyville local has already won two Tamworth songwriting contests, recorded more than 40 of her own songs and sings confidently at regular gigs around The Hills and Sydney.
She is just back from the US where she won a gold and four silvers medals as a member of the Kellyville High School team at the World Championships of Performing Arts.
Now the guitarist and piano player is aiming to conquer the radio waves with the planned release of her first EP at the end of the year.
“I am inspired with what I listen and see around me,” Abbey said.
“My favourite artist is Ed Sheeran and I was thrilled to be at his last Sydney concert.
“I am in the middle of recording my first EP which hopefully I can release at the end of the year.
“Most of what I sing and play is pop and alternative music.”
Abbey has been singing since she was little and begun composing after learning the guitar.
Her mum Loretta said her career began to take off after she began learning under singer/song writer Luke Robinson.
“Abbey but has been lucky to have a great music teacher like Luke,” Loretta Gardner said.
Abbey said her biggest thrill to date is winning the medals at the World Championships of Performing Arts.
“That was an amazing experience and winning those medals was extra special for me and the team,” Abbey said.
“Our school did very well at this championships and in addition to singing I also performed in the acting category.”
abbey’s most recent local competition was the Mounties Got Talent where she was a finalist.
“I didn’t win but it was a really good experience as I also had good feedback from the judges,” Abbey said.