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Gavin Castleton / Bio

At fourteen he began studying jazz with David Azarian. At fifteen he formed his first band, "Subgenius," and played his first live show (a friend's birthday party). Shortly thereafter he and some friends formed "futurock" band Gruvis Malt, and from 1995 to 2004 they toured the US and released nine recordings (one with Warner subsidiary Lakeshore Records, and the other eight independently). When Gruvis Malt stopped touring in 2004, Gavin embarked on a solo career, releasing four full-length records, three EPs, and touring the US several times in just three years.

Somewhere in there he founded action-adventure rock trio Ebu Gogo with Justin Abene and Brendan Bell (also of Gruvis Malt) and doubled his itinerary with shows to support the two full-length Ebu Gogo albums self-released in 2007 and 2008. He has produced a handful of records by other artists, made numerous guest appearances on records both foreign and domestic (he recently debuted in the UK with his collaboration with IK7 recording artist Stateless, the 7" inch “Window 23/Great White Whale”), and tinkered with various remixes (most recently, Myspace recording artist Meiko).

He's won Best Electronica/DJ Act three years in a row in the Providence Phoenix, where he lived until late 2008 when he relocated to Portland, OR. In February of 2009, LA-based indie label Five One Inc. released Gavin's newest opus, Home. The single "Coffeelocks" enjoyed regular rotation on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, as well as several features web-wide. Gavin is currently on tour to get the word out about his newest LP, Won Over Frequency.

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Gavin Castleton
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Electronica / Prog-Hop / Neo-Folk

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Portland, OR