gavin bradley

gavin bradley

BandEDMSinger/Songwriter

Beatmaker to the likes of Dido, Nelly Furtado and Esthero, Gavin Bradley has emerged as a heavyweight singer-songwriter in his own right. Described by one fan as 'achingly beautiful', his debut release 'Deep Freeze' is a pop album with both jazz and electronic tinges.

Biography


Gavin Bradley is a singer/producer/songwriter hailing from Ottawa, Canada who has reinvented the love song. In a warm, deep vocal tone that blends Chet Baker with Depeche Mode, Gavin pours his heart out with honesty, beauty and emotion over a backdrop of moody piano & electro beats delivering songs that are at once original and classic. With a background in classical piano as well as a career as a remixer, Gavin writes, produces, and performs his own material, reaching out to anyone who has ever experienced the questioning and reawakening that relationships bring.

At 18 he moved to downtown Toronto to DJ and work in studios, and ended up working with a lot of great people. Along the way he did remixes for Tori Amos, Thomas Dolby and Esthero under the name Gavo scoring a Billboard Dance Hot Plate for his remix of Nelly Furtado's "I'm Like A Bird" and a Best RnB Juno for work on Jacksoul's “Sleepless” album. Most recently Gavin has also been busy collaborating on production work with renowned LA writer-producer Rick Nowels (Madonna, Dido) doing tracks for Nelly Furtado and Alex Band (The Calling). He is also collaborating with another LA writer-producer, Holly Knight (Tina Turner, Pat Benatar) on music for the 2006 World Cup Album, The Donnas and new Virgin Records recording artist Alaina Beaton. If that isn't enough Gavin has just started work on tracks for Dido, Joss Stone & Britney Spears establishing this immensely talented producer on a worldwide level.

Righteous, his house music production company with DJ Dwayne Minard also just completed collaborating with New York house singer MJ White. The second single "Love Is Love" was released on UK label Refunkt Records. Remixes of "In The Way" off of Gavin’s record "Deep Freeze" have also been released on Delecto Recordings. Both singles are currently charting on the UK/ European house charts. Other work includes collaborating with Canada's top techno DJ “Deko-Ze” for Hi- Bias Records.

Gavin Bradley’s full-length debut CD "Deep Freeze" as a singer/songwriter is the first official release on renowned producer/ artist James Bryan's imprint label UMI Entertainment. Recorded with Bryans' guidance over several sessions, James also lends his advanced musicianship & production skills to several of the tracks on the CD. The result is a magical landscape of well-crafted love songs combining atmospheric pop with jazz influences. "Deep Freeze” is the kind of CD that you could just as easily put on at a sexy dinner party as you could listen to privately on headphones.

From the uplifting dance track "In The Way", the reflective & captivating "Secret Life" to the sweet tripped out vibe of "Good Friend" “Deep Freeze” was released to rave reviews in both the mainstream & gay press. With Fab Magazine hyping Gavin as an artist with Grammy potential, and predicting that he has a potential #1 hit on his hands with “Deep Freeze” Gavin Bradley is already leaving an impressive mark on the musical landscape of 2006 and whether it’s in your living room, on the dance floor or at a live venue near you… there’s a sure bet you will be hearing a lot more from this multi- talented young artist real soon. …

Info: www.gavinbradley.com or www.righteousremix.com

UMI ENTERTAINMENT Contact

James Bryan - CEO
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Andrea Caldwell- Marketing & Publicity
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Lyrics

Games

Written By: Gavin Bradley

You know that I noticed you held my hand too long
And the sweetness told me that I’m not wrong
If you say it first it means you want it more, and I win the game
But I’m not even keeping score

I don’t know how to play those games
And I’m not about to go and learn now
I don’t want to know how to play your games

If you’re trying to heat me up with all this holding out
It leaves me cold
What’s that about
If I return your call and I don’t let it hang
That just means I wanted to be close to you again

I don’t know how to play those games
And I’m not about to go and learn now
I don’t want to know how to play your games

Very late at night you give yourself openly
Then you think it’s alright when you hurt me
You’re hurting me

I don’t know how to play those games
And I’m not about to go and learn now
I don’t want to know how to play your games

Love Song 1968

Written By: Gavin Bradley

How long ago did I lose you
I still can't believe it
Whatever I try
I see the scenes played out in my mind and wonder why
I need to shut it off and rest
Cause I can't take this loneliness
Should I go back out there and try
Or put it out of my head

I don't know
See, I don't know
But they say that love
Love comes looking for you
When you give up searching for someone new
But I don't know because I
I have been waiting for so long
If this doesn't break me
Will it make me strong

I was so sure this time that we would fit together
Well it wasn't to be
So I guess I can't trust my heart to lead me
Hope sets me up and knocks me down
And here I am for another round
And you know I'm too tired to cry
I've never been bitter

And no one knows
See, no one knows
But they say that love
Love comes looking for you
When you give up searching for someone new
But I don't know because I
I have been waiting for so long
If this doesn't break me
Will it make me strong

I don't know and no one knows
But they say that love
Love comes looking for you
Only when you give up searching
Only when you give up pushing, now But I don't know because I
I have been waiting for so long
I have been waiting
If this doesn't break me
Will it make me strong

Until

Written By: Gavin Bradley

I'll be thinking of what you said
Even of the smallest things
You're distracted when you're with him
Now do you see the trouble this brings
You'll be with me on the phone
Weeknights, from your bed
And you know you will curse yourself tomorrow
When your eyes are dry and red

This is how it's gonna be
Until you're next to me
Until you're next to me

I’ll imagine how your skin feels
The skin along the curve of your cheek
Whatever kind of picture I give myself to fall asleep
Your breathing will get deeper when you see me on the street
Can we forget the consequences
You know it's wrong for us to meet

This is how it's gonna be
Until you're next to me
Until you're next to me

You'll be finding out what I like
And all about the places I've been
All the things you want to show me
Can you show me things that I have never seen
Could it be that this is it
You search until you find
And now you have to find the moment to say you're leaving him behind

This is how it's gonna be
Until you're next to me
Until you're next to me

Discography

'Deep Freeze' - LP

Set List

1 set, 50 minutes, original material

'Until'
'Games'
'Love Song 1968'
'Secret Life'
'Good Friend'
'Wild Things Run'
'I Wonder Where You Are'
'Mix Tape'
'In The Way'