The Thekla Archives: 2017

Gavin James, DHP Presents: Gavin James

  • Friday 7th April 2017
  • Supported by: James TW, Freya Ridings
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 c...ount 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 7:00pm
Ages 14+

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