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Playing Since: 1975
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With a musical history that can be traced back within the family to 1795, it is not surprising that Gavan has such a command of music. From a very early age he showed a natural feel for music, singing at church on Sundays. After being taught classical piano from the age of 8 and flute from age 11, a present of a nylon string guitar from his sister for his 13th birthday opened a whole new world of music.The usual teenage school bands followed and he played his first pro gig at the age of 16. In August 1969 he joined the A.B.C. Melbourne, where he learnt the art of studio recording long before the luxury of multitrack recorders became the norm. After 3 years it was time to work on the other side of the control room and he began playing professionally on a more regular basis, taking whatever gigs were going, expanding his ever growing musical knowledge. Gavan has played with many bands including: The New Dream, Bluestone, and has worked with well known Australian artists including Johnny O'Keefe, Johnny Chester, Alison Durbin, Russell Morris, Yvonne Barrett, Marcie Jones, Max Merritt and Brian Cadd. With a love of classical, folk, jazz, blues and country, influences from artists as diverse as Fats Domino, Herbie Mann, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Lowell George and Ry Cooder, can all be found in his music. Currently working with Andy Cowan, Gavan plays with an amazing taste and good judgement, yet he can rip out a stunning blues or bottleneck guitar solo with consummate ease. Youth In Asia is Gavan's first album as a solo performer, singer and songwriter and features a mini-showcase of his multi-instrumentalist talents.
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