Gavin Chappell-Bates


Gavin Chappell-Bates is an acoustic folk-rock singer-songwriter from East Anglia. Gavin’s second album, ‘The Last One’, which was crowd-funded, was released on 23rd March 2018. It features the singles ‘Lovely Day’ and ‘Bad Faith / Good Faith’. It was 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. 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. In 2017 he played 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).