The Thekla Archives: 2016

Gavin James, DHP Presents: Gavin James

  • Monday 3rd October 2016


Gavin James

Irelands Choice Music Prize Award Winner for ‘Song Of The Year’ in 2013 and 2016. 

Hotpress - One To Watch - "the fresh-faced soul machine possesses the power to hush a room purely with the sound of his voice” - "Stand out voice, that falsetto just dazzles. One to watch, for sure” - "His voice is absolutely astounding”

Gavin James has announced details of his eagerly-anticipated debut album, ‘Bitter Pill’ released on March 11th - 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 Scala, support across Spotify (Spotlight Artists for 2016), Radio 1, Beats 1 and Radio X, Gavin has also confirmed details of an extensive UK and European tour, featuring KOKO on April 12th.

2015 was a bit of a blur for Gavin James. He 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.


The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7:30pm
Ages 14+

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