Gavin sings the blues at sunset
Highly respected Geraldton singer and multi-instrumentalist, Gavin Carvill will be starring as Frank Sinatra for the Sunset Music Series’ tribute to the late performer on Friday, April 20 at the Queen’s Park Amphitheatre.
Having plenty of experience in the music world travelling, performing solo, performing in bands and in duets, Mr Carvill will be great entertainment singing some of Sinatra’s songs.
Mr Carvill said that as a kid his interest with music was just the usual exploring that kids do, nothing too serious.
“However, my main interest was with drums, I’d be at home banging on the paint tins just messing around and singing,” he said.
At 17, Mr Carvill started travelling for the first time, touring in the North of Western Australia where he performed with various Geraldton rock bands and musicians.
He performed in Kalgoorlie and Karratha, working in bars in Kalgoorlie with four different bands a night, and with other musicians to learn and practise new music styles.
To pursue and further his career, Mr Carvill moved to New Zealand for four years where he joined a local band from the South Island called Invercargill.
“Playing with Invercargill enabled me to see New Zealand and experience a different culture, I was lucky to experience and be part of a touring Road Show with Golden Guitar winners from Australia and New Zealand,” he said.
On returning to Australia he stayed in Perth for a short time and joined a funk group called Maximum Groove.
These days Mr Carvill records at home and mostly performs solo as well at Christmas functions, weddings and other social occasions.
Well-known local musician, Mia Royce, asked him to perform at her wedding, after which they became good friends and started to gig together at the Freemason’s Hotel where they became the duo Sugar & Spice.
Mr Carvill said that he has sung Frank Sinatra songs before and they are always fun to perform and he looks forward to singing some of Ol’ Blue Eyes numbers.
“Sinatra is fun to sing, especially with live musicians, Sinatra had huge productions, he would have a large brass, twenty sax etc. whereas we will have a smaller investment, a more thinned down version, unique and interesting,” he said.
Performing with Mr Carvill at the Sunset Music Series’ will be local pianist Josh Crothers and bassist Chris Budhan, as well as Perth-based saxophonist Cheryl Durongpisitkul and drummer Tayla Valenti.
The Sunset Music Series’ is designed to offer Geraldton a slice of something different, slick and cool in a relaxing setting.
Tickets can be purchased from the Queen’s Park Theatre Box Office or online at www.queensparktheatre.com.au
CONTACT: Manager Cultural Arts and Heritage, Chris Budhan on 9956 6634 or email@example.com