During this period he formed a band with fellow student Jonathan Quinlan, called Techno-Logical, who performed a few gigs in the period of 1996 - 1997. During 1997 Gavin was approached by a rival 'techno' band called Touch-Tone (Rob Barret on vocals, Simon Osbaldeston on synths) who wanted to join forces with Techno-Logical. The band's name changed to Techno-Tone and they wrote new material for a debut unreleased album. There was a few gigs with the band Techno-Tone including the official College Summer Barbecue.
During the later part of 1997, Simon Osbaldeston left the college and the band collapsed. Gavin went off on his own under the pseudonym 'DJ Storm' where he performed all of his own material ‘live’ at many gigs held at the college. His most famous creations during this period was a progressive-house song called ‘Progressive Beauty’ which was featured on the released album ‘Lark Life’ , and a trip-hop piece known as ‘Inside Your Dreams’. Around Summer 1999, Gavin had left college and had amassed nearly 200+ original songs, many of which were never heard by anyone else, but may reappear in the future. He wrote a remix for an american artist called Tryce of her track ‘There’s A Shadow’ which was for the UK Future Music competition, however due to a computer failure, the track was not received in time but was given rave reviews by independent reviewers. In the year 2001, Gavin was in demand again, and was asked to produce the music for a UK Governmental CD-ROM called ‘Choices 4 Progress’ given to every school leaver. This interactive CD-ROM was designed to help school leavers with help and advice for the future on subjects such as housing, sex, religion, finance and employment.
Around 21 tracks were produced for the Choices 4 Progress CD-ROM and still feature on this product. However due to the constraints of the CD-ROM many tracks had to be re-written to be 30 second loops. In 2002, Gavin was asked to join a band called ‘Zenith’ by his former college buddy, Pete O’Toole. Gavin agreed and provided the keyboards and synth sounds for the Indie/Rock band Zenith. Zenith played many high-brow gigs across the UK including the Peace One Day Festival, were finalists in the UK Battle Of The Bands, held at the Mean Fiddler, London, and are still going strong to this day. During the period of 2004 and 2005, Gavin wrote the soundtrack to a website’s own RPG storyline, Neo-Manhattan (www.magickalkingdom.com).
Using his love for film scores and artists such as Craig Armstrong, Christophe Beck, Rob D, Rob Dougan, Hybrid etc he returned to his favourite style of music to create. He received a great number of praise for many tracks such as ‘Chan Vs Scythe’ both on the website and various other websites. In April 2006, Gavin purchased a whole new ‘studio’ to produce his tracks on using virtual instruments this time as opposed to hardware where his loyalties had previously lied. The quality of the VST instruments have allowed greater depth and realism for his scoring and as of present Gavin is writing a whole new batch of tracks for the Neo-Manhattan score, the follow-up Neo-Dubai which is a more ambitious project than the last, utilising new production techniques and Ethnic instruments from around the middle-east, and finally his own tracks. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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