Gavin Mikhail
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Gavin Mikhail

Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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"Close Your Eyes and Open Your Mind"

"Like normal people do" certainly hits your heart with his emotional melodies and depth that it’s impossible not to love Gavin’s songs.

Close your eyes and open your mind, Gavin’s music will invite you to a journey into the inner space of your heart and soul.”
- Kaj Roth (

"Top Notch Tunes"

“His voice is crystal clear with a shimmering brilliant edge of rawness; … but it has a distinguished hoarse blur around the edge over a remarkable warm mid range. It is timid, it is vibrant, with enough depth and diversity to uplift any of his hook laden tunes. You guessed it; his music is a one of a kind blend of rock, pop and classical with pompous injections and an undying drive propelling some top notch tunes.” - Edwin van Hoof - Hardrock Haven

"Anthem of Poetic Sensitivity"

“Gavin has a radio friendly voice and his music could best be described as thoughtful, piano driven pop in the tradition of Elton John and Billy Joel. His disc begins with an anthem of poetic sensitivity called “Brave” that is accessible and well produced. It possesses a dramatic quality that would be perfect soundtrack music for Grey’s Anatomy. Slamming eighth note keyboard and guitar work permeates the dynamic power pop of “More,” a song that offers a memorable chorus and lyrical deliberation about personal freedom.”

“Sight Unseen”…reminded me of the earlier work of Tori Amos, demonstrating the songwriter has knack for writing a strong melodic chorus.”
- Phillip Hardy - Sound The Sirens


Gavin Mikhail’s CD, Like Normal People Do, is a great pop album. It has excellent, powerful lyrics, nice tasteful piano, and a wonderful, unique voice telling us his innermost feelings. .. "Like Normal People Do” is such a great CD in both the music and production areas that I believe we will be hearing more from this artist in years to come." - - Denise Squier –


Like Normal People Do - (c) 2006
My Personal Beauty Needs - (c) 2003
Like Normal People Do (Japanese Release) - (c) 2007




"I am not a rockstar. I am not a rockstar. I am NOT a rockstar... They say the first step toward overcoming a problem is admitting you have one. And, if not being a rockstar can be considered a problem (as I've been told by many in my industry)... well then... I'm here to admit it. I am not a rockstar, I have never BEEN a rockstar, nor do I ever PLAN on being a rockstar. I don't party 'til dawn, trash hotel rooms or demand "where IS my deli tray?" upon entering a dressing room. I don't wear dark sunglasses in an already dark restaurant, have absolutely no tattoos, and try my damndest when meeting new people never to act (as my wife aptly puts it) too-cool-for-school. (oh yeah, I'm married... and, I have a kid... VERY un-rockstar-like... :)"

(The previous is an excerpt from Gavin Mikhail's self-written biography "The Anti-Rockstar" which can be found in entirety at

With over 160,000 fans, 1.6 million profile views, and almost 3.5 million plays on MySpace, sales in excess of 10,000 cd's and 45,000 downloads internationally, and an extensive resume of songs featured in film and television, Gavin Mikhail is a shining example of the modern-day independent artist. At the heart of his appeal is a lyrical honesty and devotion to his fans seldom found in today's mainstream musical landscape. Plainly put... he cares. And his fans love him for it. As testament to this artist-fan connection, in November 2007, out of 1,700 artists entered in the SSL/Eventful/Tunecore 'Lay It Down And Mix It Up In The UK' Contest, Gavin took first place, winning by a margin of over 13,000 votes. All told, 22,000 fans voted for him, more than doubling the number of votes cast for the second place finisher. Having won, Gavin traveled to Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios in December to begin work on his third studio album (due for release in Spring 2009). Like his previous two offerings 'My Personal Beauty Needs' (2003) and 'Like Normal People Do' (2006), the album is sure to please fans and critics alike, showcasing his poignant lyrics, true musicianship, and further setting him apart from other artists in the ever-burgeoning piano-rock genre. Talented, down-to-earth, and with songs that touch the soul, Gavin is truly one to watch in 2008.

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