SINGER-songwriters seem to be ten a penny nowadays – but in among the much-hyped acts there are a few amazing talents working quietly away.
One of them is Gavin Thorpe, a West Country singer-songwriter who knows only too well that a young man with a guitar is no big deal today.
He also knows that being ruggedly good-looking is no longer an advantage – it’s simply necessary in today’s image-conscious industry.
But fortunately, Thorpe is also blessed with a voice that can break hearts from an auditorium away and he knows that lasting success can only come from one thing ... great songs.
Which is why he is gaining a burgeoning reputation, despite not yet being a household name or the hottest chart sensation.
This could all change with a release of his debut single, Out Of Place, which comes out on indie label IRL on November 19.
It will only be available as a download but will provide a tantalising taster for Thorpe’s album, which will come out in February next year.
He will be promoting the single with a UK tour, which started on November 2. It will bring him to Night and Day in Manchester on November 22 and the Barfly in Liverpool on November 29.
For more tour dates or information about Gavin Thorpe, visit www.myspace.com/gavinthorpemusic or www.gavinthorpe.com.