Gavin James

“Tender, emotional…no mean talent” Clash
“Heartfelt and utterly sincere pop” The Line of Best Fit

At 22 years old, Gavin James has already won Ireland’s answer to the Mercury (the Choice Music Prize for ‘Song of the Year’) and seen his debut EP (‘Say Hello’) remain on the Irish chart for over 6 months. This rise and development in his home market has gained Gavin sell-out headline dates and wider support tours with the likes of Lianne La Havas, Beth Orton, Kodaline and Marina & The Diamonds.

Gavin’s great grandparents on his mother’s side were both famous Irish Opera singers and had their own albums released in the early 1900’s. He started playing the guitar at the age of eight, gigging around Dublin’s Temple bar and slowly growing in confidence – a rapid rise which is captured in the celebratory tone of ‘Live at Whelans’, and looks set to be replicated worldwide with the release of fleshed-out studio recordings and his debut album next year.