Chewing the Fat
London born multi-instrumentalist James Patrick Gavin creates folk music that dances the line between tradition and irreverence, London and Ireland, groove and grace. Known for previous work with TEYR, The Rad Orchestra and Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra, his debut solo album CHEWING THE FAT was released in February 2018 to wide acclaim. Described as “magnificent” by FolkRadioUK, the record contained a wealth of new and old material that weaved together three generations of his own Irish family.
The new album CHEWING THE FAT blends folk tunes, songs, spoken word and field recordings in an ode to roots and identity. It’s a unique sonic world that both showcases his instrumental skill, compositional prowess and his broad talent for collaboration. The nationwide album launch tour was kicked off in London with a sell-out 11-piece show at the Union Chapel.
“The sound of today’s London Irish” Mark Radcliffe
“A heartfelt debut, Gavin plays beautifully” EDS Magazine
“Excellent” Living Tradition
Published on 26 April 2019