Latest News

GAVIN JAMES ANNOUNCES HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM BITTER PILL

Gavin James ‘Bitter Pill’
The Debut album released Friday November 20th

Gavin James Album 140915

Produced by Fraser T Smith (Adele/Lily Allen/Britney Spears), Cameron Blackwood (Florence & the Machine) and recorded in L.A. and London and features the massive hits ‘Say Hello’, ‘The Book of Love’, ‘For You’ and the current single ‘Bitter Pill’.

‘Bitter Pill’ will be released in 2 formats, a standard single studio album, a double CD featuring a 13 track live album as well as digital download

Standard album + Signed Card pre-order link here
Deluxe album + Signed Card pre-order link here
iTunes Standard album pre-order link here
iTunes Deluxe album pre-order link here

Gavin James has spent the summer supporting Sam Smith around America, before opening for 2 x Ed Sheeran Croke Park shows in Dublin in front of 164,000 people and Taylor Swift in Hyde Park. A European and American headline tour is now on sale for later this year, featuring London’s Scala on December 8 and a four-night SELL OUT return run at Dublin’s Whelan’s from December 21-23.

Biography:
On his way to becoming one of 2016’s international crossover-stories, Gavin James was born in Ashington, a suburb on the northside of Dublin. The 23-year-old son of a postman, music was arguably in James’ blood: his great grandparents were both famous Irish Opera singers and had their own albums released in the early 1900s (they had to turn down an invitation to perform in London owing to their families, and the political conditions of the time). Having started out playing Jimi Hendrix covers in the garden shed, Gavin then drew the short straw when he was chosen as the singer of his teenage band, and learnt his subsequent solo craft the hard way. Inspired by local heroes like Damien Rice and classic, grafting Soul artists such as Sam Cooke, he would play Dublin’s pubs virtually 7 nights a week during college, in a marathon of 3-hour shows.

Growing in confidence, Gavin James’ own material then began to draw an impassioned following: his first ever single won Ireland’s answer to the Mercury (the Choice Prize for ‘Song Of The Year’), stayed on the charts for over 6 months and culminated with 2014’s #1-charting, ‘Live at Whelans’ album: a venue he used to sneak inside when underage, but returned to as a rapturously-received headliner. That night, he happened to perform an impulsive cover of The Magnetic Fields’ ‘The Book Of Love’, accelerating Gavin’s word-of-mouth success story (the track has since become a platinum-selling hit around Europe, with upwards of 6 million plays on Spotify).

With his first piece of recorded material – ‘For You’ – reaching number 1 in Ireland and going top 10 on iTunes in the US, Canada and Holland, Gavin James has inched closer to the spotlight with an appearance on ‘The Late Late Show With James Corden’. Continuing with ‘22’, lifted from sessions from his debut album, Gavin James looks poised to become the next great voice to shine a light back on the Dublin suburbs (and beyond).

• Gavin is the only artist to sell out Dublin’s Olympia Theatre and Amsterdam’s Paradiso without having released an album
• In 2015, Gavin has toured the U.S.A. with Kodaline, Tori Kelly and Sam Smith
• In 2013 Gavin won the Choice Music Prize ‘Song of the Year’ for ‘Say Hello’

‘Bitter Pill’ standard CD track listing

Bitter Pill
For You
Nervous
Remember Me
Coming Home
22
I Don’t Know Why
Ghost
Hole in My Shoe
Say Hello
Two Hearts
Till the Sun Comes Up
The Book of Love

‘Bitter Pill’ 2CD set track listing

CD1
Bitter Pill
For You
Nervous
Remember Me
Coming Home
22
I Don’t Know Why
Ghost
Hole in My Heart
Say Hello
Two Hearts
Till the Sun Comes Up
The Book of Love

CD2
For You (Live)
Nervous (Live)
I Don’t Know Why (Live)
Coming Home (Live)
Till the Sun Comes Up (Live)
Hole in my Heart (Live)
22 (Live)
Great Escape (Live)
Ghost (Live)
Say Hello (Live)
Two Hearts (Live)
The Book of Love (Live)
Bitter Pill (Live)

Gavin will go back out embarking on a completely SOLD OUT Irish tour in December.

Live dates

14 December – Whelans, Ireland – SOLD OUT
16 December – Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Ireland
17 December – Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Ireland – SOLD OUT
18 December – Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick, Ireland
20 December – Roisin Dubh, Galway – SOLD OUT
21 December – Whelan’s, Dublin, Ireland – Matinee – All Ages
21 December – Whelan’s, Dublin, Ireland – SOLD OUT
22 December – Whelan’s, Dublin, Ireland – SOLD OUT
23 December – Whelan’s, Dublin, Ireland – SOLD OUT

www.gavinjamesmusic.com // twitter.com/gavinjames // facebook.com/gavinjamesmusic

Tags: , , , ,

Our Partners

Atlantic Records
Warner Brothers Music
Fueled by Ramen
Reprise Records
None Such
Electra
Asylum
679
ADA
WCJ
Parlophone Records
FFRR

Join our Newsletter

You are subscribing to updates of Artists and Labels of the Warner Music Ireland Newsletter.

Thank you for signing up.
Signup error! Please check your details.

By submitting my information, I agree to receive personalized updates and marketing messages from Warner Music Ireland, based on my information, interests, activities, website visits and device data and in accordance with the Privacy Policy. I understand that I can opt-out at any time by emailing privacypolicy@wmg.com