James Patrick Gavin
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A London born multi-instrumentalist, he creates folk music that dances the line between tradition and irreverence.
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Booked for an Encore gig with less than 24 hours’ notice
This act has been working with Encore for over 5 years
Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Folk, Ceilidh, Bluegrass, Country, Irish rock, Folk rock, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, World music, African music
Composer, Songwriter, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching
What do your clients love most about your performances?
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
I have performed in venues all over the world. From the Union Chapel to house concerts in Germany.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Martin Hayes, Cathal Hayden to name a couple.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
In 2018 I launched my debut album in the Union Chapel.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
I can provide some music from a device over the PA. I would add that I am not a professional DJ.
How much time do you need to set up?
Depends If I am using a PA or not. If I'm playing acoustically then I can be ready to go in a couple of minutes. If I am using a PA I would say roughly and hour to setup.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
I am happy to chat through my set and make sure we find what works for your event.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
I can, however this is subject to how much time I have before the date of the performance or event.
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