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Yes Gabriel Gets Lost in Winter With "Deep in February" (premiere)

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Theatre/film composer Gaby Alter prepares his first EP as Yes Gabriel and meditates on what may actually be the cruelest month in "Deep February".

Yes Gabriel's "Deep in February" is culled from the debut EP by veteran musical theatre composer Gaby Alter. The song is a celebration/lament on those latter days of winter when unanswered emails, the malaise of long nights and the promise/broken promises of an early spring hover thick in the air. Set atop a meditative and gripping musical setting, it's an excellent about the shortest month and, maybe, no matter what T.S. Eliot said, the cruelest.

Alter will self-release Yes Gabriel's EP on 19 April. The recording featuring him on most instruments with help from guitarists Sean McArdle and Alec Berlin (Green Day's Broadway musical American Idiot).

Alter's resume in theatre, film and TV is extensive with songs and soundtracks written for PBS, NPR and a host of independent films. Additionally, his credits include a range of musicals which have been produced over 50 times. His 2019 musical, Nobody Loves You, written with Tony Award-winner Itamar Moses, was a Critics' Pick in the New York Times and Timeout New York.

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