Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Artist To Check Out: Gavin James

Article by karla@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk


Hailing from Dublin, Ireland is 21 year-old Gavin James, a fresh new face taking the singer-songwriter scene by storm. Having spent the last three years honing his performance skills in live residences in Dublin, Gavin James unveiled his debut number 1 EP 'Say Hello' to Ireland through Believe Recordings in November of last year. The title-track of the aforementioned EP recently won the Choice Meteor Awards 'Song of Year Award' for 2012, beating popular names such as The Script, Villagers and Kodaline to the number 1 spot.

With successful sold-out headline shows in Ireland already under his belt, Gavin James has also performed alongside Ingrid Michaelson on her UK tour, and familiar names such as Lewis Watson and Lianne La Havas amongst others. Currently finishing up a tour with Kodaline, and due to support Tom Odell in the summer, we’d say the future’s looking very bright for this this flame-haired songster. Check out his latest acoustic single 'Carolina'. Gavin James makes full of use of his faultless, soft yet sometimes surprisingly gravelly vocals which, combined with his poignantly mature songwriting skills has got us excited for the UK release of his EP, and the debut album which will follow later on in the year.



Gavin James' website

Catch him live:

TUE 02 APR Gavin James, Kodaline, In the Valley Below, HMV Institute, The Temple, Digbeth, UK
WED 03 APR Gavin James, Kodaline, In the Valley Below, Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea, UK
THU 04 APR Gavin James, Kodaline, In the Valley Below, Scala, London, UK
FRI 05 APR Gavin James, The Vaccines, Ellie Goulding, Charli XCX, Trinity Ball,Dublin, Ireland
SAT 20 APR Gavin James, Upstairs at Dolans, Limerick, Ireland
FRI 26 APR Gavin James, Masons Bar & Venue, Londonderry, UK
SAT 27 APR Gavin James, Ryan Keen, Auntie Annie's, Belfast, UK
May 2013
SAT 18 MAY Gavin James, Academy, Dublin, Ireland
FRI 24 MAY Gavin James, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Dry The River, Chapel Club, Dot To Dot Festival 2013, Manchester, UK
SAT 25 MAY, Gavin James, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Dry The River, Chapel Club, Dot To Dot Festival 2013, Bristol, UK
SUN 26 MAY Gavin James, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Dry The River, Chapel Club, Dot To Dot Festival 2013, Nottingham, UK





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