ABOUT GAVIN JAMES
Gavin James released his eagerly-anticipated debut album, ‘Bitter Pill’ on March 11th 2016 - having already gone Top 5, been certified Platinum and winner of Choice Music Prize’s ‘Song of the Year’ in his native Ireland in 2013 and 2016. Following a sold-out London show at Koko, support across Spotify (Spotlight Artists for 2016), Radio 1, Beats 1 and Radio X, Gavin has also confirmed details of an extensive UK, European tour, US tour and Australian dates, featuring Shepherd's Bush Empire on October 7th 2016. With over 90 million total streams on Spotify already, Gavin James is building a strong following.
Life is always a bit of a blur for Gavin James. He's lost count of how many gigs he played, couldn’t say how many countries he visited and hasn’t a clue how few days off he got. The highlights, however, he will never forget. Seeing the live album he’d recorded at his local pub Whelan’s for next to nothing take off across the world was one. Supporting friend and fan Ed Sheeran for two nights at his hometown’s huge Croke Park (75,000), spending the summer supporting Sam Smith in the States and opening for Taylor Swift in Hyde Park were others. There was, too, the extraordinary success of ‘The Book of Love’, James’ haunting version of the Magnetic Fields classic which saw him invited on Dancing With The Stars, The Late Show…with James Corden (twice) and most recently Jimmy Kimmel Live, BBC One Show, The National Lottery and C'est A Vous.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS & ACCOLADES
- Irelands Choice Music Prize Award Winner for ‘Song Of The Year’ in 2013 and 2016.
- Breaking Artist Award 2016 - Music Business Worldwide
- Hotpress - One To Watch - "the fresh-faced soul machine possesses the power to hush a room purely with the sound of his voice”
- Metro - "Gavin James is heading for big things in 2017. Now is the time to get your eyes on him."
- Irish Examiner - "Global stardom awaits Gavin James"