965 TIC is excited to announce Gavin DeGraw as the next performer in the legendary Acoustic Cafe series! Gavin will perform an intimate acoustic show just for fans on 965 TIC next Tuesday May 24th. Remember, just like all our Acoustic Cafes, you can’t buy tickets to this show, so keep reading to find out how you can win tickets!
And while you’re here, why not read up on some Gavin history?…
Gavin DeGraw (born February 4, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter from South Fallsburg, New York. Gavin began singing and playing piano at the age of eight and attended Berklee College of Music during the same year as artist [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]John Mayer[/lastfm].
In 2001, Gavin released his first album independently named Gavin Live.
In 2003, his first major studio album was released, entitled Chariot, on July 22nd. He released Chariot Stripped a year later, an album with the same songs, but the instruments brought down to a minimum. His first single, “I Don’t Want To Be,” was released on December 14th 2004 and was the theme tune to the hit TV drama One Tree Hill. It peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at #10, the Billboard Pop 100 at #3, #6 in Norway and #38 in the UK, making it his only UK top 40 hit. It has been certified 2x Platinum, selling over 2 million copies. The second single, “Chariot,” was released on March 1st 2005 and made it to #1 on the Italian Airplay chart. It also did quite well in the US, hitting #30 on the Billboard Hot 100. The third single was “Follow Through” and it was released on November 17th 2005. It was used on several TV shows, including Scrubs, and was used on the Carte D’or, an ice cream company.
Gavin’s second album, the self-titled Gavin DeGraw, was released on May 6th 2008. It debuted and peaked on the US Billboard 200 at #7, selling 66,000 copies in it’s first week.
His third album, Free, was released less than a year after Gavin DeGraw, on March 31st 2009, and was made in less than two weeks. It entered the Billboard 200 at #19, selling 29,000 copies. The first single, Stay, was released on March 11th 2009, through the internet.
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