About Gavin Libotte
Gavin was born in Kent, England and moved to Perth Australia in 1981. He studied classical guitar with Perth virtuoso Stephan Bulmer and Colin Reeves. He then went on to complete a certificate and associate degree in jazz and contemporary music at the Perth Conservatorium of Music.
He then formed the guitar band Urban Gypsies with Glenn Rogers. They released the widely acclaimed debut CD Gypsy Fever.
They went on to support the Buena Vista Social Club, Cassandra Wilson, Demis Roussos and many others.
In 2003 Gavin Libotte moved to Sydney to continue with the widely respected jazz / Latin guitar duo Urban Gypsies with Simon Phillips. Together they recorded the album Sauvage, an instrumental guitar world music album, released through MGM and promoted through SBS, local media, the ABC and receiving a 3/4 star review in The Sydney Morning Herald.
Gavin then collaborated with Gordon Tan and recorded a third CD Beautiful Catastrophe also promoted on ABC Radio. Gavin Has worked with many other acclaimed musicians including Dieter Kleemann, Arrebato Ensemble, Jonathan Zwartz, James Hauptman, Abel Cross, Hannah James and many more. He is currently working with jazz guitarist Charlie Meadows.
Gavin also works with singer Niyati Parikh ( Breakfast at Tiffany's ) playing jazz pop groove and lounge music at weddings and corporate events.
He has also recently written and recorded two original albums of guitar works incorporating Jazz, Classical and contemporary styles of music.
Gavin is currently performing and teaching in and around Sydney.