Artists – Gavin Blackie
GAVIN BLACKIE and I have been writing together and following the release an EP of songs entitled ‘Gonna Party’, we are mow working on his debut album “Laid Bare”.
Our songwriting collaboration consists of Gavin writing lyrics and a melody line and then coming to the studio where I write the music for the songs. Gav usually provides reference tracks with ideas for the music and it’s my job to interpret these whilst still keeping an original feel for the tracks.
He initially approached me after winning Edinburgh’s Got Talent back in 2010. In the competition he was singing covers of course, but following his win he strongly felt he needed to establish himself with his own original material. It’s been great fun writing together and Gavin has a superb voice, this collection of songs is the start of a writing formula we hope to expand upon in future.
Gavin has toured with Britain’s Got Talent winner Jai McDowell and has also gigged around Scotland prior to coming in to the studio to record the album which is due for release in 2015