After seeing Gavin Turek live in Paris opening for The Avalanches and thinking she was clearly a lot more entertaining than The Avalanches despite the fact she didn’t have a full band supporting her show that day, granted it was 4th of July, Gavin gave all that she had to the french audience in attendance. A 45 minute show that took everyone by storm and ended in a disco-dancefest of sorts. It was very pleasing to watch, very entertaining and the crowd embraced Gavin Turek from the first few notes. Born in Los Angeles, Gavin could be easily mistaken for a modern take on Tina Turner stage-side, and a contemporary Diana Ross studio side.
She studied music and dance profusely and it clearly stands out in her live performance. She garnered some crucial attention from 2015 with her mini-album release “You’re Invited” who she collaborated on with TOKiMONSTA from Brainfeeder. Mayer Hawthorne saw the potential for brilliance and added Gavin Turek to his funk act Tuxedo with producer Jake Uno. Her art really shines on her single “On the Line” (produced by Chris Hartz of Passion Pit) and released last May (listen further down).
Gavin created her own label imprint Madame Gold Records and released her “Good Look For You” EP. She currently is touring the last leg of of a busy year with the Good Look for You tour in support of the EP and her latest single “Birdie Bees”:
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When I wrote Birdie Bees, I was thinking about how deeply rooted our prejudices are. Whether you consider yourself a “good person” or not, we are socialized to view and treat poor people a certain way, black people a certain way, mentally disabled people a certain way, and the list goes on. It’s scary. We all know the pangs of being completely misunderstood or unseen. Yet, we so easily base our interactions off of our stigmas and preconceived notions. This is my way of reminding myself and others to look deeper, listen more, and most importantly to continue loving yourself and moving forward in spite of social pain. Again, my producer Chris Hartz, gave me the perfect musical landscape to grieve and also offer some hope.