Sunday, December 07, 2008

The Young Controller

That's right. Yet another news update, and this time I'm right on it.

If you're on myspace and are indeed befriended with Elyes, you might've noticed that the great Mr. Gabel himself posted a bulletin to his friends on Thursday. This, to those who didn't see it, is what it said:

From: Elyes Gabel
Date: 04 Dec 2008, 15:27
Subject: Change Again

Hi Guys,
Hope you're all well.
I know it seems like I can't half decide what profile page to remain with;
so just to carry on tradition i've opened up a new one for my music-It's called
the young controller and it's on my top friends list on my profile.
Inevitably there's going to be question; so i'll answer as best i can now.
The reason for the change of name is to try and put a bit of distance between
myself as an actor; and a musician- So that they're looked at in their own
I still value your support though; so in turn want to make you aware of the
Right then, have a listen to another rough demo on the young controller
page and see what you think.
It's different.
And add me!


Isn't that nice? So make sure you head over there by
Clicking Here and:
a) Add him to your friends if you're on Myspace
b) Listen to his new song called 'Why should I'!

And that song; It certainly is different. Tell me what you think in the comments, and I might even add a poll! I'd also love to hear your comments on the new name, do you like it and do you think there is any meaning behind there?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Excuses, Apparitions and more excuses

Hello everybody!

A quick note from me after a long day of college. I was just casually going through the tv guide, when I noticed Apparitions is on again tonight.
And I got painfully reminded of my ignorance and lack of posting Gabelfanland news. So I figured it was pretty much now or never, and I opted for the now, simply because I owe it to each and every one of you.
Here's my story. Run if you still can.

I started the Elyes Gabel Board 2 1/2 years ago, with the intention to get together as many fans as I could find. I was sad that there wasn't any kind of appreciation towards this great guy of an actor (and musician nowadays), and I wanted to put an end to that.
I posted and worked on the board and made friends and had fun. We shared our problems and talked about everything Casualty.
I always ment for the EGB to be forever, no matter what. I would even pass it on to a new owner if I had to. I wouldn't stop it.
It went pretty well for those 2 1/2 years, even when Elyes left Casualty I managed to keep up with the little news that came in.
But then came one of the biggest moments of my life; College. Suddenly I was rushed into this whirlwind of crazy schedules and mad assignments and big projects. I had silly hours in college and then there was my saturday job to juggle around aswell.
I'm glad to say I survived the first exams, but now there's even more to worry about. I've got three days of college, work experience, my job on saturday and homework.
And as if I'm not busy enough, I'm attempting another year of NaNoWriMo. You won't be blamed if you call me insane. I pretty much am.
But even my writing had to take a backseat, no matter how determined I was. I just can't work it all out in the same time, and less important things need to wait.

And so my inner fan left Gabelfanland for a while, completely ignoring my responsibilities as your source of Elyes goodies. My sincere apologies.
I don't want to tell you all this just to complain or tell you how sad I am (believe me, I'm not. I'm still a happy person and I love what I'm doing), I just wanted to but everything in perspective. We all know how it goes in life, things start happening and you have to make room for those things to work.

But enough about me now. The most important message of the blabbing above is that I want to try and keep up with everything that comes in, and I will try to post whenever needed. I don't want to promise anything, because I know how that goes ;) But I'll try my hardest!


Now on to the more important things: Elyes Gabel.

The man himself. I truly hope you all realised that Apparitions starring Elyes was on last week on Thursday!! If you didn't, you can still catch it on iPlayer tonight, but I bet you can find it to download somewhere.
If I find the time I might scurry around on the internet and try to find some clips to share with you guys!
The new episode is on tonight at 9.00 pm, but this time without Elyes. I will be back soon with a summary and episode review of the entire thing! Hopefully around sunday, just prod me until I post!

Then there's something else I just found out about: "Dead Set" is Elyes's new project. A short summary:

During a fictional series of Big Brother, a zombie outbreak occurs, but the
house-mates are unaware of the impending doom outside of the Big Brother House.

He plays Danny in the entire five episodes. I'm going to look into it when I'm not as tired as I am now, because I will mess up now.

Boogeyman 3 news is on it's way too, just keep watching this spot!

Friday, September 05, 2008

New Music & Live dates!

I bet it's because I've started college, because I've been so busy I haven't been able to keep up with everything. There's a big stream of Elyes news coming in all of a sudden (well, relatively big, compared to what we're used to; one message per few months).
Anyway, I received this bulletin on myspace:
From: Elyes Gabel

Date: 03 Sep 2008, 01:18

Subject: New Song and Live Dates

Hi guys.

Got another very rough song on here. They're all rough sketch
songs.....Loads of excuses i know.

Also got a couple of live dates in the north this weekend.

Hope you're all well.

Thanks again for the support.


If you check his Myspace Page you'll find the new song. There are also live dates noted on there, both for tomorrow:

Upcoming Shows

6 Sep 2008
Music Hate Racism


6 Sep 2008
Night Club


That's it for today. If I have time some day in the future, I might start working on the lyrics and expand our Elyes fancommunity!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Elyes for a Good Cause!

And yet again, there's news in Gabelfan Land!

First of all, Elyes is part of a group who have recorded a single against knife crime.

A few articles about the project:

Charity song in anti-knife campaign
Aug 26, 2008
Actors and sports stars have come together to record a rap to discourage young people from carrying knives.
The collaboration, UK Flow, is led by Sheffield-based actor and singer Stephen Nicholas, who wrote the track called Don't Carry Knives. Nicholas got the idea for the song after hearing about the many deaths from stabbings across the country.
Joining Nicholas at Yellow Arch studios in central Sheffield were world champion boxer Johnny Nelson and Hollyoaks star Lee Otway.
Girls Aloud and players from the England football and rugby squads have also
given the project their support.

You can find the article Here

The collaboration, under the name UK Flow, includes Casualty actors Luke
Bailey and Elyes Gabel, and is backed by Richard Caborn MP, Girls Aloud and
England football and rugby stars.
You can find the full article Here

Then there's the group's Facebook Page and Myspace Page, both including a picture of Elyes. As said on their Facebook page, the group (I'm not sure if it's in it's entirity, but I would think so) is performing at the Love Music Hate Racism Concert on the 6th of september. They're supporting the Kaiser Chiefs.

Then there's the other thing. Remember our previous speculation about the picture from Waterloo Road's new series? I think I can confirm that it is in fact Elyes on that picture.

Taken from the UK Flow Facebookpage:

ELYES GABEL- Casualty and now Waterloo Road. Elyes is a active campaigner
against Knife Crime.

Isn't that awesome? There's something we can look forward to!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Helloooo Winter, do You feel it?

No really, not really feeling winter just yet. Summer is warm now, shouldn't complain.

So... There's Elyes news again :D I wouldn't have seen this if it hadn't been for Saira, but Elyes posted a new bulletin on Myspace! Check it out:

From: Elyes Gabel
Date: 22 Jul 2008, 12:27
Subject: Rough

Body: Hey Guys and Dolls! I've been busy on other work stuff; but got a bit
tired of waiting to record some stuff proper.....So i just put two simple one
track 'hashes' together. They're untouched and rough as a bag of nails but have
a listen.Hope you're all well.


The new songs can be heard Here

They're really lovely and oh my I didn't see that before but the picture for 'Shame on You' is really creepy O_o

Anyway, go check it out!

Also, really, really really this time, the Elyes Gabel Fan Project will be on it's way. Unless I won't start it untill I go to college and then I'll be too busy. But I'll try my best. At least now we've got more music to talk to him about :)

Any suggestions for the project, please mail me!

Monday, May 26, 2008

It's all getting official in Gabelfan-land

Well, hello. It's been a while, hasn't it? You'd probably be happy to hear that there is actually News in Gabelfan-land. Big news. And a big questionmark raising over our heads as a new picture is revealed...

Straight to the more official news first:
Elyes is officialy staring in Boogeyman 3 as Jeremy. It's in post-production, and set to be released in 2009. This can still change though, as nothing is ever certain in the post-production stage. He is part of the supporting cast.

***Spoilers ahead***

I have found the following info for you from

When college sophomore Sarah Morris witnesses the alleged suicide of her
roommate, it sets into motion a series of horrific events that cause Sarah to
fear the supernatural entity known as The Boogeyman. As she tries to convince
the rest of her dorm that the Boogeyman does exist, the evil force grows
stronger and her friends begin to pay the price. Now Sarah must stop this
ultimate evil before the entire campus falls prey...

And a little info about Elyes's character Jeremy, from :

[ JEREMY ] appears to be 20 years old, OPEN TO ALL ETHNICITIES, a skinny, shaggy haired alterna-rocker, boyfriend to Lindsay. Following Sarah's visit to his dorm room, in which she shares Dr. Allen's theories on the Boogeyman, Jeremy discovers Lukas missing and the bong he was smoking from earlier smashed into pieces. Jeremy quickly becomes another victim to the Boogeyman. SUPPORTING

So that's something to look forward to. Sort of.

Then there's this:

I received an email from Mary-Kate, telling me that pictures from the 4th season of Waterloo Road had leaked out (see above), and that the third person from the left looks a lot like Elyes. Coincidence, or is it really him? That's what we'd like to find out.

Looking closely and zooming in, I'd say it could well be him. There is no official record of his part in Waterloo Road just yet, but as it is being filmed, there probably wouldn't be any anyway.

So what we want is your opinions. Is it Elyes on the picture?

I'll keep you posted on news and updates, and let's hope it is him, and we'll get some Elyesness in a few months :)

That's all from me.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

New Elyes Picture!

This is just awesome. Two updates in two days. This update is more spectacular and better than yesterday's though.

Not only did we get a message, oooh no.

We got a new Elyes picture! It's all black & white and lovely.

I got the picture off his Myspace page

The picture does not belong to me, I didn't take it and I take no credit for it. It is in no way my property. If there is any objection to my posting this image here, I will delete it if asked.

Just so you know :)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Elyes music news in Elyesland!

Yep, it's that time again. There's news!

Well, not news-news. It's not news in the sense that there's is anything actually happening, but it's the pre-news to the upcoming news that will hopefully soon come.
It's a bulletin from Elyes!
I received it this afternoon (just like all those other Elyes-friends on Myspace). And just because I'm so nice, I'm going to post it here for you all non-myspacers to read.

From: Elyes
Date: 17 Mar 2008, 14:08
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Short, but informative, right? That's what I thought anyway. Plus, it's the pre-news what will hopefully lead to more music!

Then there's this:

Rumours. There are rumours floating about that Elyes has a part in Boogeyman 3. We have no confirmation of this and there are no official articles to support this information. So don't get your hopes up just yet.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Renewed EGB

Good day to all :)

Just thought I'd tell all you faithful readers that the EGB has been renewed, and has now been updated. It's got a whole new look and everything!

Next to that, we've also got ourselves a guestbook! Make sure you leave a message and tell me what you think of the blog and the EGB!

In Elyes news:

As we all know, Elyes has a guest role in Apparatitions, which will be broadcast somewhere around March. Apparitions was supposed to be a two-parter, but has now been commisioned by the BBC as a longer series!
There is no word about Elyes becoming a regular, so don't jump to any conclusions, but you never know!

Here's the Press Office release.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

I just want to say that I hope you've all had a great New years Eve, and all have a very happy, healthy, Elyes-filled, awesome New Year! 2008 is set to bring us Apparitions, which should be good, hopefully more music, and I hope that everyone just has a great year :)

The other thing: I'm sort of considering doing a new fanmail project for Elyes. Interested? Visit the EGB!

That's pretty much it, best wishes to all of you!