Award-winning Irish singer-songwriter Gavin James has recently released the title track to his platinum selling and Top 5 debut album Bitter Pill through GS Believe/Capitol Records. Mixed by Years & Years and Clean Bandit collaborator Mark Ralph, the single has already accrued over five million streams on Spotify, topped the Irish airplay charts and won James – aged only 24 – the Irish Choice Music Prize for Song Of The Year.
With support across Spotify (Spotlight Artist for 2016), Radio 1, Beats 1 and Radio X, and following four sold-out London shows to date including a night at KOKO earlier this year, Gavin will headline at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on October 7. Meanwhile, back in his homeland Gavin has just played a sold out night at the 5000 capacity Marquee in Cork and will play three Irish arena dates in Dublin later this year.
These headline shows – Gavin’s biggest to date – are supplemented by further UK and European dates as well as festival slots at the likes of Barn On The Farm, Electric Picnic and V (full list of dates below).
These last few months have been a blur for Gavin James. The son of a Dublin postman, Gavin has lost count of how many gigs he has played, couldn’t say how many countries he’s visited and hasn’t a clue how few days off he got. The highlights so far, 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 (an audience of 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 Late Show…with James Corden (twice), Jimmy Kimmel Live and most recently this year, The One Show, ITV’s The Weekend and BBC National Lottery.
Forthcoming live dates:
20 August – V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire
21 August – V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford
2 October – The Haunt, Brighton
3 October – Bristol, Thekla
4 October – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
6 October – Reading, Sub 89
7 October – Shepherds Bush Empire
8 October – Exeter, Cavern
11 October – Birmingham, Glee Club
12 October – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
14 October – Manchester, Gorilla
16 October – Sheffield, Plug
17 October – Sunderland, Independent
19 October – Dundee, Beat Generator
20 October – Glasgow, Oran Mor
Tickets are available via https://www.musicglue.com/gavinjames/tickets/