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Gavin is a tuba, sousaphone and trombone player from Huddersfield. Starting his musical career through Kirklees music school (now Musica Kirklees) alongside performing with Scissett Youth Band and Sellers International Youth Brass Band. Gavin continued his studies of music at the University of Huddersfield, renowned for developing some of the country’s finest young brass players. Majoring in performance and conducting under the tutelage of Philip McCann, Barrie Webb and Shaun Crowther (Grimethorpe, Opera North, Halle Orchestra), Gavin graduated from the University in 2009 and since then has worked as both a professional musician and brass tutor.
Over his time at University and beyond, Gavin has held principal seats (Eb & Bb Bass) at several of the top ranking brass bands in the world, competing and performing at the highest level of brass banding throughout the UK and the world. Taking a step back from traditional brass bands, Gavin has worked as a freelance musician, performing and recording with the likes of Viva Sinfonia, Renegade Brass Band, Backchat Brass, The Beat, Bad Manners, Hot 8 Brass Band, The Apples as well as co-founding his own successful New Orleans jazz band, Deadbeat Brass who regularly perform at UK music venues and festivals.