Gavin DeGraw Biography
Upon his arrival in New York in 1998, Gavin DeGraw was anointed by Time Out magazine as of one the city’s best-kept musical secrets. Today, DeGraw is no longer a mystery to the masses, as Chariot, his J Records debut album, reveals to the world a compelling young musician whose wholesome disposition and honest lyrics equate with success.
At 25, DeGraw exudes a charismatic presence, performing at such venues as New York’s Irving Plaza, Joe’s Pub and Wilson’s. Accompanying himself on piano and guitar, DeGraw sings soulfully about life’s love and heartache.
DeGraw grew up in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York, inspired musically by his parents. While spending his teenage years performing in various cover bands (at the urging of his older brother), DeGraw attempted his first efforts at songwriting.
After attending Ithaca College on a music scholarship for one semester and Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music for one year, DeGraw decided to pursue an unregimented music career in New York. Upon relocatiing, he discovered a lifestyle and creative environment that would help to ignite his career.
“I kept having small successes,” DeGraw recalls in a recent interview. “Things like applause from small audiences, or people saying they’d heard about me. Those tiny bits of recognition were fuel for me to continue, and made me feel like I was on the right track.” Currently on tour through August, DeGraw is a precious secret soon to be discovered on a nationwide scale.
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Touches my soul | Reviewer: Tammie | 8/6/11
The world has know idea what they are missing if they have not heard Gavin's Heart and Soul songs!!!! he has written songs that touch your soul to the core. I wish every man had Gavins heart the world would br a more soulful place. love you Gavin all men should aspire to have a heart like yours.
good | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/15/06
Gavin Degraw is an amazing singer and his lyrics havbe meanings especially the song I don't want to be.
LOVE IT | Reviewer: LACHANDRA WILLIAMS | 1/11/06
I LOVE YOUR SONG. I UNDERSTAND AND FEEL THE WORDS IN THIS SONG.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.AND I HOPE YOU MAKE ANOTHER GREAT SONG LIKE THAT CAUSE IF YOU DO I'M GOIN TO GET THAT CD. EVERY TIME ONE TREE HILL COME I TURN UP THE TV SO I CAN HEAR THAT PART OF YOUR SONG.
Simply the best | Reviewer: Chelsea | 8/4/05
Gavin DeGraw is simply the best singer that has been since the beatles. Although his fan base is slowly but surely growing, he deserves so much more
then what he receives. He truly has a gift music, beyond anything today's generation has ever seen. He is destined to be a super star. And he will not fall short of anything less. His vocals would appear to be a gift from the gods. His range is above and beyond all mortals. If there truly is a son of a god on earth like Hercules in Roman times Gavin is our generations Hercules.
Gavin DeGraw has hit land and is here to stay for a very long time.
Oh yeah! | Reviewer: Jessi | 7/1/05
Gavin Degraw is wonderful!!! I love this guy. I don't know anybody who couldn't love his music. It's touching.
Amazing | Reviewer: Jess | 2/6/05
Gavin DeGraw is quite simply amazing. I first heard of him through his song "I Don't Want To Be" being used as the theme tune to "One Tree Hill". After some investigating, I ordered his album on Import (as I'm from the UK, and it's not out here yet), and as well as the standard "Chariot" CD, I also got the "Stripped" CD too. The version of "More Than Anyone" on the stripped CD makes me melt. I've had the album for months now and I don't think I'll ever get bored of it. Go buy it, and fall in love with the talent that is Gavin Degraw!
awesome | Reviewer: anon. | 1/15/05
i love gavin degraw so much! i can't believe it's taken me this long to find out about him! his music is so great, and it gets me in a good mood whenever i listen to it.
This guy is wonderfully amazing! | Reviewer: Jessica | 10/26/04
I used a free CD coupon to get Gavin Degraw's Chariot CD after hearing "I don't wanna be" on VH1. I liked the song, and thought what the heck, it might be interesting to listen to. Man, was I surprised!! Never did I imagine that I would get hooked to every single song on that CD. I've had it in my car for a full two months now and I NEVER get tired of listening to the songs. It's rare to find a musician that keeps you this interested. I highly recommend everything from Gavin you can get your hands on. He is wonderful, and the more you listen to his sings, the more there is to love! I am very grateful for Gavin!
Mr Koolness | Reviewer: Annabelle | 8/6/04
Okay... Gavin DeGraw.... what can i say? three words... one kool dude.
i luv!!! keep doing what ur doing man, it's working!
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