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Gavin Osborn’s plan for his second record was to make an upbeat album, filled with positive songs to perk us all up in these troubled times. But the plan failed, and ‘Meeting Your Heroes’ is essentially about love, heartbreak and nostalgia. Which is far better. Featuring a collection of live favourites including ‘Charlie’s 18th Birthday’‘, ‘Sweet Bedford’ and ‘FM2030’, the story of the famous cryogenically-frozen futurist.

Previously, Gavin has written for and performed on BBC Radio 4 and Resonance FM. He has done gigs with poet-songwriter-comedian John Hegley, toured with Tellison and Encyclopedia, toured Australia and ended 2008 at a sold out Hammersmith Apollo alongside Jarvis Cocker, Malcolm Middleton and comedians Stewart Lee, Ricky Gervais and Robin Ince. This year, Gavin will be touring the UK, performing three new story shows with the award-winning Daniel Kitson in Regents Park, doing a run of shows at the Edinburgh Festival and will return to the Latitude Festival.

Influenced by everyone from Loudon Wainwright III to R. Kelly, Gavin has written this press release himself and, much as with online status updates, is a little uncomfortable talking about himself in the third person. If you bought ‘In The Twee Small Hours’ (his first record) you’ll know what to expect. If you didn’t, this is going to blow your tiny minds


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  • jayneburgess3

    Thank you for your amazing music , love that I have discovered this man!

    31 Jul 2012 Reply
  • brontethebrian

    Best discovery on here so far.

    7 Nov 2011 Reply
  • ToManyAhOnThe

    This guy is just amazing. I could listen to him for hours unfortunately i also tend to get quit emotional over his lyrics so i have to limit myself. Damn.

    12 Apr 2010 Reply
  • BeenInsane

    Thank you John Oliver! I'd have never known about Gavin was it not for him.

    23 Aug 2009 Reply
  • cockbeard

    Well chuffed that Charlies Birthday is on this, I lost my cassette and absolutely adored that track, now to find a credit card to order it with

    27 May 2009 Reply
  • Jonty

    Absolutely loved the album launch gig last night, had a stupid grin all the way through. To quote the girlfriend: "My face hurts from smiling".

    15 May 2009 Reply
  • janegravity

    FM 2030 and the R Kelly song (There's An Awful Lot Wrong With A Little Bump n Grind) are on the album which is out 18/05/09 -

    15 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Charles91

    i saw him at the school for gifted children as well, very good! when can we listen to FM 2030 on here!?

    18 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Nicsi

    I saw him at the School For Gifted Children. Good stuff.

    18 Sep 2008 Reply
  • young_millard

    Saw him at Innocent! Pure genius - but where oh where is the song about R kelly!!!!

    4 Aug 2008 Reply
  • coxy

    I witnessed Gavin Osborn at The Common Place in Leeds with Encyclopedia and Tellison. It was a bit good.

    20 Jul 2007 Reply
  • Jonty

    Saw him at the Daniel Kitson gig in london a few weeks back - bought the album and have been listening to it solidly since!

    25 Jun 2007 Reply

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