Songbroker Welcomes gavin Burgess
Songbroker is pleased to welcome the music of Gavin Burgess to the roster.
Gavin Burgess is a songwriter/composer, multi-instrumentalist, and studio engineer/producer who has journeyed through the musical landscape, drawing on diverse influences across multiple genres, encompassing (but not limited to) Lo-Fi Indie Pop, Jazz-Grunge, Progressive Rock, and even Baroque Counterpoint.
Gavin cut his teeth as bassist in Whanganui band Top Secret, who performed throughout the North Island in the early 90s and recorded a small collection of original material.
In ’94 he assembled the first line-up of The Gavin Burgess Band (AKA The G B Band). The song ‘When Alice Dances’ was released on 1998’s ‘Muster – Whanganui Compilation’.
In 1999 Gavin relocated to Wellington, where he performed as a solo artist, set up the Gavland record label and studio, and studied composition under Clive Cockburn.
In 2004 he released the retrospective CD ‘Demos N Jams’ and the EP ‘Sasquatch Sessions’.
A single and an EP produced with Daemon Drink were released in 2010 and another retrospective, 'The Mother Back To Strong Down' was released in 2012.
In 2012 The Gavin Burgess band briefly reunited, with the line-up of Burgess, Simon Shaw, Messent, and Rogerson, performed a handful of gigs, and recorded ‘The Girl On Hospital Hill’ (included on the album The Mother Back To Strong Down). The band expects to work on new material and perform again in late 2018.
In 2014 Gavin released the EP, ‘The Only Constant’, playing most of the instruments himself, and guesting drummer Neville Messent, and the Elios String Quartet.
May 2018 saw the release of the single ‘I Digress’ by Gavin’s side act ‘300 Llamas’. Also released in May 2018, the first single from Gavin's next solo album ‘In Which Aktaeon Is Torn Asunder b/w (You Won’t Bring Me) Down/Celebration’ heralded the album 'Sophia's Child' - scheduled for release at the end of the year.
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