About Gav Brown

About Gav Brown

With his soulful mix of country-rock, folk and pop, singer/songwriter Gavin Brown has performed around Australia, New Zealand, USA, Hong Kong and Singapore. 

A regular on the live music scene in his hometown Perth, Western Australia, Gav is a skilled multi-instrumentalist playing guitar, banjo, piano, harmonica, mandolin, cigar-box guitar and ukulele to craft music capturing the spirit of a traveller.

Gav’s passion for song has deep roots in the music of 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.

His debut album Sound Circus was released in November 2018, produced by the talented Charlie Young at Crank Recording. 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. 

"I feel blessed to have them playing on the album, they really assisted in bringing the songs to life,” Gav said. “Playing, singing and recording with these incredibly talented musicians was a real highlight in my music journey."

Gav’s second album, Road Less Travelled was released in July 2019. With over 2.3 million views on his videos, he is planning more recordings and performances around the world. Subscribe to Gav’s newsletter to stay up to date with gigs, tours and recordings.

Key Facts

Road Less Travelled Album - Released July 2019

  • 7 Weeks in Plaympe Weekly Top 20 Charts, for downloads and streams to Radio
  • #1's in Adult Contemporary, Rock, Triple A and Australian Playpme Top 20 Weekly Charts.
  • RailRoad Track Single 3 weeks #1 in Hotdisc Top 40 UK Charts
  • Nashville Track #17 in Tasmanian Country Charts
  • All tracks from Road Less Travelled Album have been played on radio in America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. 
  • Video views of videos from Road Less Travelled 760k with most views coming from Australia, Canada, England and Malaysia.

Sound Sound Circus Album - Released November 2018

  • 12 Weeks in Plaympe Weekly Top 20 Charts, for downloads and streams to Radio
  • #1's in Adult Contemporary, Rock, Triple A and Australian Playpme Top 20 Weekly Charts.
  • Artist Dream Track reaches #14 in Hotdisc Top 40 UK Charts
  • Peter Pan Track reaches #15 in Tasmanian Country Charts
  • Album Re-entered Plaympe charts 8 Sept in Adult Contemporary Streams Weekly top 20 following release of Road Less Travelled Album.
  • All tracks from Sound Circus have been played on radio in America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. 

Reviews "Road Less Travelled"

"It’s awesome stuff. I began to play the album on Thursday and will continue to promote.

"There are some amazingly technically perfect songs like “Nashville” and “Railroad Track.” I chose, however, “I’m in the Mood for Love” to lead off with as it has the same underlying audiological draw for me as “Greatest Player.”  Looking back- there is not a song left we don’t play off the first album, but “Player” still rocks the house, and draws the most requests, closely follow by a couple of other cuts.  You sound more relaxed and certain of your incredible talent on this latest work. Having said that- the same characteristic vocals and same smoking hot lead and sax are working their magic here, just as on the first release.  From a strictly radio standpoint- give me 50 albums a month like this and I’ll be quite satisfied, indeed."

-Gerry Sorensen WAAY Radio (Ohio, USA)

"Railroad Track is fine single"

- Graham McCleod, Black Diamond FM

"Railroad Track - Superb"

-Lucian Knapen, Radio Ariane Belgium

"Great Music"

- Peter Hills, Radio Waves France

"Railroad Track - Outstanding"

- Myriam Perdaens, Cool FM Belgium

"Railroad Track - Excellent"

- Erik Topholm, Country Kanalan Germany

"Railroad Track - Really Catchy"

- Stewart Fenwick, Celtic Music Radio UK

" Railroad Track is a worthy number 1"

-Rene Hoffman, Country Music Radio, Switzerland

"Railroad Track is uplifting, foot tapping song and performance from Gav. Certainly wide appealing material and should rocket up the charts".

- Tom Robertson, Kingstown Radio UK

"Railroad Track is Class"

- Joe Bartolo, One Radio Malta

"Gav is a fabulous act with high quality material."

David Miller, Country Overdrive Radio, New Zealand

"Very Great Performance, Excellent Music"

- Etienne Berthels, Terre Franche, Belgium

"Railroad Track - Great Song"

Rory Heath, Country Barnyard Radio UK

"RailRoad Track - An excellent done train song"

Kurt Gabriel, ECMA Radio Austria

"Railroad Track is great single, video and fine overall production"

Stuart Cameron, East Coast FM UK

Reviews “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

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, Hong Kong, 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.