Gavin Chappell-Bates is a European acoustic folk-rock singer-songwriter from Cambridge, England.
Gavin’s music has featured on Tom Robinson’s show on BBC 6 Music and Janice Long’s show on BBC Radio 2. He regularly appears on BBC Introducing, as well as other local and national stations. He has been nominated for Best Male Solo Artist for the last three years at the NMG Awards and has a growing fan base in France where numerous fan sites have popped up.
Gavin is currently recording his second album, the first single from which – ‘Lovely Day’ – will be released on Friday 18th August 2017. It is being recorded at Half-Ton Studios and features a variety of musicians including Booga from Ezio, Paul Richards of Fred’s House and Neil Bruce from Bouquet of Dead Crows.
In 2017 he will be playing a number of festivals including Cambridge’s Big Weekend, Strawberry Fair, Homegrown and Subterranean at Cambridge Corn Exchange.
Gavin set off on his first ever tour in September 2014 and has gigged relentlessly since. His shows vary for every performance; from live looping, to playing with a band, to stripped down performances with an acoustic guitar, harmonica and stomp box. He has performed at The Rescue Rooms (Nottingham), Hoxton Bar and Sebright Arms (London), The Hunter Club (Bury St. Edmunds), Norwich Arts Centre and The Portland Arms (Cambridge).