VIP Scrapbook: Gabriel Tajeu Performs at the Shelby County Arts Council


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to VIP! 

What did you do for Valentine’s Day? Well, the VIP attended Gabriel Tajeu’s concert at the Shelby County Arts Council in Columbiana, Alabama, and it was loads of fun! I had such a fabulous time dancing the night away to Gabriel’s music that I just had to share it with y’all on this VIP Scrapbook blog! Yay!

The VIP with Gabriel Tajeu and band before their show at SCAC.  (From left to right) Mark Lanter, Gabriel Tajeu, Abby Hathorn, and Matt Slocum.
The VIP with Gabriel Tajeu and band before their show at SCAC.
(From left to right) Mark Lanter, Gabriel Tajeu, Abby Hathorn, and Matt Slocum.

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To see more pictures from the concert, please visit the VIP Facebook page here

Check out the VIP’s interview with Gabriel Tajeu here.

Also, check out Gabriel Tajeu’s latest music video “Darling Please” from his album Finding My Way.

P.S. The VIP really…really…really…loves this song *wink*

Connect with R&B singer Gabriel Tajeu!





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Purchase Gabriel’s album “Finding My Way”!




Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


Gabriel Tajeu “Finding My Way” First Solo Album Release


With heartfelt lyrics and a smooth R&B sound, Gabriel Tajeu’s album “Finding My Way” will be a timeless playlist for all music lovers.  His tunes are perfect for lounging by the pool or driving down the interstate.  There is no way to resist the desire to hum along.

Finding My Way is a Pop, R&B style—the lyrics are real, honest, and exciting, ” says Gabriel as we chatted at his album release party. “There were no corners cut creating this album—all live instruments and incredible musicians.”


When and how did you become interested in music?

“I grew up around music—grew up taking piano lessons which later transitioned into playing the clarinet and saxophone. I did not sing in high school, but I went to a small art college and they had an acapella choir there. So, I told my friends I’d give it a shot, I tried out, and they told me I could sing—I started to believe them after a little while. I began to play guitar soon after that.”

Who or what inspires your music?

“My inspiration comes from my own life, relationships I have had, and just growing up in general. As far as the music underneath it, I can’t really say. I just grew up listening to a lot of different styles of music artists–who have influenced me today”

What is your favorite song from the Finding My Way album?

“I would have to say Weight of the World, which is inspired by the situations I have been through. My early 20s were not a fun time—just growing up and trying to find my place in the world and figuring out what I wanted to do with my life. Basically, Weight of the World was a letter to myself.”

When and where are you looking to start touring?

“Probably in the fall or spring. We will be touring regionally to places like Atlanta, Nashville, and D.C.”


Prior to the launch of his solo career, Gabriel was the lead vocalist for Bonus Round, a very popular band based in Birmingham, Alabama.

From finding his place in the world to releasing his incredible solo album Finding My Way, Gabriel Tajeu is a shining star in the music industry. Tajeu has true passion for his work that reflects with each song on the album. Experience what all the rage is about by purchasing Gabriel’s album on Amazon or iTunes.

Buy on iTunes here.

Buy on Amazon here.


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn