About Gav Brown

About Gav Brown

A regular on the live music scene in Perth, West Australia, Gav Brown has performed his soul-fueled mix of country-rock, folk and pop around Australia, New Zealand, United States of America, Hong Kong and Singapore.  A singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Gavin uses guitar, banjo, piano, harmonica, mandolin, cigar-box guitar and ukulele to craft honest uplifting music that captures the spirit of a traveler. 

Brown has a passion for music which is clear in his songwriting. His influences include George Gershwin, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, James Taylor, Carlos Santana and John Mayer and he has been compared to Tom Waits, The Pogues and Dave Alvin.

Working with the talented producer Charlie Young at Crank Recording, Gav released his debut album 'Sound Circus' in November 2018. The album features a star-studded lineup of musicians including  Kristian Borring, Lee Buddle, Lucky Oceans, Ian Simpson, Genevieve Wilkins, Chris Reeve, Ric Eastman, Ashley Reeve, Roy Martinez, Kaitlyn Keegan, Sheridan New, Daniel New, and Steve Kelly. Road Less Travelled Album was the follow up album released in July 2019.

"I feel blessed to have them playing on the album, they really assisted in bringing the songs to life."

Reviews rolling in for Gav Brown’s “Sound Circus”!

“debut LP Sound Circus showcases its creator’s immense musicality, along with a host of other treats. It’s an album of absorbing warmth and welcome, which seems to radiate most of all from Brown’s cavernous and richly textured voice” 

- Gareth Hipwell Kix Country Network

“The songs featured on Sound Circus are whimsical and tranquil, which makes listening to the album is the ideal opportunity to kick back, relax, and admire a truly talented musician”

-Erika Echternach Alt Media

Gav Brown is absolutely amazing. I think he stole the show tonight with “Greatest Player.”

-Gerry Sorensen WAAY Radio (Ohio, USA)

Gav certainly has his own distinctive style which holds the attention,  "Artist Dream" should prove popular beyond the country music fraternity. Rock fans will certainly pick up on it too. Mainstream listening for me. Certainly a hit debut song

-Tom Robinson, Kingstown Radio, UK

Really like the "Artist Dream" track and the video is good

Stuart Cameron, East Coast FM, UK

"Artist Dream" is Great Alternative country track

Andrew Wallace, Fraser Coast FM, Australia

"Artist Dream" is 10/10 - Great song

Rory Heath, Country Barnyard Radio, UK

"Artist Dream" is very good

Ricky Lee, WCR Radio, UK

Over 2.3 million video views!

All tracks off the Sound Circus album have Australian radio airplay with strong radio rotation in America and Europe.

Peter Pan track from the Sound Circus album spent 7 weeks in the Tasmanian Country Charts entering on 5/1/2019 reaching number 15!

Artist Dream track from the Sound Circus album entered Hotdisc tv Top 40 Charts on 5/5/2019 at number 20 and remained in the charts for 9 weeks reaching number 14 for two weeks. Artist Dream video featured in the  Hotdisc Top 20 TV programme which currently goes out twice a week on Sky TV Channel 376, Freeview & FreeSat in the UK.

The Sound Circus album spent 12 weeks in the Play MPE  Weekly Charts Top 20 for down loads and streams to radio entering on 18/1/2019.

Detailed Background

Gav Brown burst onto the Australian music stage with the release of his debut album in late 2018, whilst building a reputation wowing fans through live gigs in Australia, Singapore, New Zealand and USA. He was born in Perth Western Australia and grew up in Perth and Sydney and is both a composer and artist with a mix of country folk and rock tunes.

Gav started playing music at the age of 8 when his mother gave him a violin. At school he also learned trumpet, piano guitar and drums. He wrote his first song at 20 and was always inspired by songwriters including George Gershwin. Later in life he taught himself the banjo and mandolin. He played and sang at school before taking a break from music as life and work commitment unfolded.

He returned to music after being inspired meeting Diane Warren in 2009. In 2015 his other work eased off and he started actively pursuing song writing and wrote 60 songs and did 60 demo tapes.

In late 2016 he restarted playing live the songs he had written playing numerous open mics developing the songs and his live music craft since then he has played more that 300 shows in venues and festivals in Perth, USA, Singapore, Hong Kong and New Zealand.

In February 2017 Gav teamed up with talented Perth Producer Charlie Young and they embarked with the best talented musicians in Perth to produce 35 tracks. Charlie Young was a producer at the world famous Crank Studio’s and who’s credits include Justin Beiber, Kelly Clarkson and Greenday.

24 videos were recorded with the band, a number have been released to youtube and facebook to date. 2.3 million views of the videos have been seen to date.

Non Music Facts

Sailed in number of sailing national championships. 

Once highest point scorer for UWA rugby club and member of State WA U21 development squad for rugby. Rugby ended after multiple operations on knee and shoulder. Rugby Coach in 2007 for UWA rugby club.

State Masters Champion in rowing in double sculls. Had rib injury at state championships in 2009 which ended competitive sporting endevours. One time lifesaver at North Cott Surf Club.

Future Plans

Write the best songs I can utilising the best musicians and producers, approaching music with an experimental style with mixed genres and taking risks with different musical techniques to create interesting music and sharing it with the world.