Gavin DeGraw Explains Breakfast Club Inspiration
... way! I can't believe it!'" For DeGraw, the whole experience of hearing "Follow Through" that day was "very ironic," as The Breakfast Club soundtrack, he explained, was his very first tape, given to him one Christmas. "It was really fortuitous that it would be the song that was on the first tape that I ever had as a kid, [and that] it would be played after that song. Pretty amazing, really. That's so crazy." more on this story Radio.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Radio.com/CBS Local - Excerpted here with permission. Gavin DeGraw
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Gavin DeGraw Looks Back and To The Future
... that they can say, 'That's real. I'm not embarrassed to like that. I feel like that is legitimate.'" It also didn't hurt that the song became One Tree Hill's theme song. "By there being the affiliation with the show, with something affiliated with TV that fortunately became a bit of a phenomenon at the time, it really just helped me get my foot in the door in order to get another opportunity to follow it up at some point." more on this story Radio.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Radio.com/CBS Local - Excerpted here with permission. Gavin DeGraw
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Gavin DeGraw set to "Make a Move" across Europe and North America
... Singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw
will hit a handful of radio station holiday concerts before the end of the year, after which he'll return to the road for headlining legs in both Europe and North America behind his new album, "Make a Move." The New York native tackles seven major markets next month, beginning Dec. 4 in San Diego and extending through a Dec. 15 show in Huntington, NY. DeGraw will head to Europe in late February for an international run that features a dozen dates through mid-March. The North American leg kicks off immediately afterward, beginning with a March 24 performance in Birmingham, AL. That portion of the outing is currently slated to visit 28 North American cities across the continent, wrapping up May 7 in Tulsa, OK. Gavin DeGraw
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Gavin DeGraw (February 4, 1977)
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Gavin Degraw was born in New York in 1977. His father was a prison guard and his mother was a botox specialist. Degraw mentions his parents in his breakout hit "I Don't Want To Be
," when he sings that he don't need to be anything other than "a prison guard's son" and "a specialist's son."
After growing up in upstate New York, Gavin attended the nearby Ithaca College, where he went on a music scholarship. He lasted just one semester there before enrolling at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he left after a year. He returned home and eventually moved to New York City, where he had a lot more success making music than studying it. He became a popular club singer and eventually got a publishing deal with Warner-Chappell.
Degraw signed with J Records in 2002, which was the label run by Clive Davis. His first album Chariot, released in 2003, was his most successful, selling over a million copies. He released two more albums on J before moving to RCA for his 2011 album Sweeter.
In 2004, Gavin Degraw made his TV debut on Last Call with Carson Daly. Since then, he has toured with many successful artists, including Barenaked Ladies, Maroon 5, and Jason Mraz.
Gavin Degraw's brother Joey is also a musician. The brothers opened their own music venue in New York City's Lower East Side in 2007 called The National Underground.
Gavin Degraw recorded his third album Free in just two weeks. Brooklyn producer Camus Celli recorded the album which included the single "Stay."
Gavin Degraw's song "We Belong Together" was featured in the 2006 movie Tristan & Isolde. Additionally, his breakout hit "I Don't Want To Be" was the theme song for the popular TV show One Tree Hill.
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