In addition to being a musician Gavin Shane DeGraw is also a singer and a song-writer. Born in 1977, DeGraw was raised up in the Catskills. He discovered his talent as a singer and musician at the age of eight when he started to sing and play the piano respectively. DeGraw gathered a lot of fans when he began to play in Manhattan Clubs with local musicians Lenny Revell and Andrew West. He released his debut album Chariot in 2003 and has been on the high road to success since then.
The break-through album sold over one million copies and was certified as platinum. The album featured three hit singles such as "Chariot", "Follow Through" and "I Don't Want To Be" amongst other songs. The famous TV series One Tree Hill featured the soundtrack "I Don't Want To Be" as its theme song. The same song has also been played by numerous emerging artists in different seasons of Canadian Idol, Australian Idol and American Idol.
DeGraw released his second album in 2008 by the title Gavin DeGraw. The album topped the ‘Digital Sales Chart’ and ranked at number seven on the ‘Billboard’s Top 200’ album chart. The hit singles of the album included "In Love With A Girl" and "We Belong Together". The latter single "We Belong Together" was certified with the “gold” status. He released his third album in 2009 under the title Free. Some hit singles of the album included "Stay", "Dancing Shoes" and "Glass". The album depicts recorded versions of DeGraw’s live favorites. The fourth album titled Sweeter was released in 2011. The hit single from the album “Not Over You” made its way to the top of Adult Pop Songs. This album included songs that were co-written with artists such as Ron Aniello, Butch Walker, Eric Rosse and more.
Sweeter was the first album to be released under RCA Records whereas the first three albums were released under J Records. DeGraw released his fifth album Make A Move in 2013. He has been nominated for the Billboard Music Award for the category ‘Top Soundtrack Single of the Year’, Radio Music Award for the category ‘Song of the Year/Mainstream Top 40 Radio’ and two Grammy Awards for the categories ‘Producer of the Year Non Classical’ and ‘Best Song Written for Visual Media’.
Kevin Kinder writes in TunedIn that a good concert is highlighted with the fact when the musician hits the first chord, multiple cameras and phones go up in the air and remain there for the entire concert to capture those amazing moments. Gavin DeGraw’s performance is considered as one that is described as above. According to the review in UWEEKLY, Justin Mcintosh describes “DeGraw knows how to excite a crowd”. He is witnessed playing piano on the stage at one moment and singing to the crowd in the front row in another and in the next moment, he is found flaunting his skills as a guitarist. Justin further says that DeGraw’s songs blend in together one after the other. One of DeGraw’s fans described his performance in one word that is “Quality”. She explains further that usually artists sound different on stage than on the radio but Gavin’s sound is real even on the stage. As far as the performance is concerned, she said “Gavin sounds amazing live, and he puts on a great show!”
Another fan Chareen describes that DeGraw never fails to satisfy his audience, he delivers non-stop heart-stopping performances. Whether it’s a teen or an adult, DeGraw has a grip on the audience and knows how to draw them in. Experience the joy of watching your favorite artist perform live at Effingham Performance Center. Gavin DeGraw is known to be such artist who satisfies the cravings of joyful music by providing a concert full of entertainment. All the music lovers out there, purchase Gavin DeGraw tickets and satisfy your appetite for good music. Don’t miss out the opportunity to capture some cherishing moments with your friends and family.