Nigel Gavin Profile

Gary Steel
4 Feb 2014

Nigel Gavin is probably New Zealand’s most accomplished acoustic guitarist, equally adept at adding his exquisite tones and contours as an accompanist to a wide variety of projects, or composing and improvising his solo work.

Gavin, who recently celebrated his 40th year as a professional musician, was born in Long Island, New York, and is of Jewish-Irish descent.

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Neill Duncan & Nigel Gavin at The Bunker, Devonport, 2000
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Nigel Gavin and the Moog Guitar
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In Prague with The Jews Brothers
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Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin
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Nigel playing a solo set at the Titirangi Festival of Music, 2011
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Nigel Gavin playing the Kingston Flyer in Onewhero.
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Chameleon
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Gitbox Rebellion - Connecticut Yankee
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Nigel Gavin with Trip To The Moon - Tom Ludvigson, Nigel, Jim Langabeer and Trevor Reekie
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Trailer for the concert DVD A Job With the Circus
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Trip To The Moon - Nigel Gavin, Jim Langabeer and Trevor Reekie
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Nigel Gavin demonstrating the Moog Guitar
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Nigel Gavin live in concert, playing the Glissentar
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His favourite musicians include Egberto Gismonti, Keith Jarrett, Captain Beefheart, and Sleepytime Gorilla Museum.