Full name: Louise Gabrielle Bobb.
Born: May 16 1970 in Hackney, north London.
Star sign: Taurus.
Parents: Her mother was born in Dominica in the Caribbean and came to Britain when she was 13. She had Gabrielle at 17.
Previous jobs: Started her career singing for free in Londonís West End clubs.
Lives: South London.
Love life: Gabrielle stayed away from the music industry for a few years to have a baby - Jordan. The father of her son, Tony Antoniou, left her on the day he was born and went on to kill and decapitate his stepfather, returning to her doorstep claiming he was on the run. He was convicted of the crime in late 1996.
Trivia: Gabrielle has a bad squint, which is why she usually wears an eye patch.