Gavin Turek

United States

It’s impossible not to become infatuated with Gavin Turek. According to NPR, the LA native will entertain you one way or another whether through her live performance or her music which seamlessly blends 70s funk inspired R&B, with poignant, honest lyrics. It’s easy to draw comparisons anywhere from Tina Turner to Beyoncé but really, Gavin is her own force to be reckoned with. Performing always came natural: she grew up with a father who played piano and tagging alongside her mother, who toured coffeeshops singing gospel. Growing up in Los Angeles, Gavin obsessively studied two things: music (the likes of Donna Summer, Prince, Lauryn Hill, Diana Ross. Michael Jackson) and all forms of dance. Originally aspiring to be a professional dancer, Gavin spent years training and traveling abroad, before eventually returning to singing and songwriting as her main medium of expression. Even the most apathetic concert goer leaves her shows revitalized and inspired. Two special artists in particular became champions early on for Gavin. Brainfeeder genius TOKiMONSTA has been a longtime friend and collaborator. Early on in both their careers, she asked Gavin to contribute vocals to her productions, which lead to the fan favorite track “Darkest Dim" and a mini-album, "You're Invited." Mayer Hawthorne was next, not only inviting Gavin to open his sold out tours but recruiting her as the female counterpart in his retro funk act, Tuxedo with producer Jake Uno. In 2017, Gavin released her first proper EP “Good Look for You” via her own label Madame Gold Records. The EP garnered attention and praise from Stereogum, Nylon, Okayplayer, NPR, KCRW, Billboard, etc. all of which highlighted her songwriting chops and simultaneously retro yet modern sound. She followed up with a string of undeniable singles, including pop favorite, "WHITNEY" and a stunning visual produced by Lena Waithe to funk anthem, "2AM." You may have heard her music stitched into the fabric of Netflix’s Dear White People or HBO’s High Maintenance, as a musical guest on Conan, or seen her on-tour in Japan, UK, China, France and across the states supporting artists like Hayley Kiyoko or Tuxedo. Her highly anticipated debut album, produced by Childish Gambino collaborator, Chris Hartz, drops this summer on her label, Madame Gold Records.