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Gavin DeGraw

Gavin live in 2013
Background information
Birth name Gavin Shane DeGraw
Born (1977-02-04) February 4, 1977 (age 39)
South Fallsburg, New York, U.S.
Genres

Blue-eyed soul
pop rock
rock

Occupation(s)

Musician
singer
songwriter

Instruments

Vocals
piano
keyboards
guitar

Years active 2002–present
Labels

J
RCA

Website gavindegraw.com

So if I was dating somebody now and the relationship didn't work out, I'd take that as failing.
Gavin DeGraw
When I was a kid I got busted for throwing a rock through a car window and egging a house on halloween.
Gavin DeGraw
I live in a bus and go from place to place and sometimes feel very detached from what's going on.
Gavin DeGraw
I could tell it was a popular move as a writer to walk down the bass lines while you were writing a song.
Gavin DeGraw
Women are the first to jump on what is fashionable.
I'm very competitive, and my ego couldn't handle that lack of success.
Gavin DeGraw
So yeah, I play the piano for most of the show, but I like rock and roll.
I may never get my own action figure, but at least I think what I'm doing is really legitimate musically.
Gavin DeGraw
I happen to be a guy who also plays the piano and sings, so people automatically associate me with Billy Joel.
Gavin DeGraw
There's always some amount of gradual, slow burning destruction over the course of partying.
Gavin DeGraw
I'm like a junkie for writing.
Playing in front of people is a lot different from playing in your room.
I miss that sensation of a small achievement feeling like a really big deal.
Gavin DeGraw
You can be a singer, and you can be a guitar player, but putting them together is another animal.
Gavin DeGraw
The early Billy Joel stuff I fell in love with, like Glass Houses, is a real rock record.
Gavin DeGraw
I guess I'm happy that I'm getting the attention. Otherwise, I'd just be playing in a local bar in front of my family members, and I'm sure they'd get sick of that in no time.
Gavin DeGraw
You can be a singer, and you can be a guitar player, but putting them together is another animal.
Gavin DeGraw
So I try not to have any actual expectations for myself for any level of success or failure.
Gavin DeGraw
I don't want to see Superman replaced with Superboy.
When my grandfather died, I started adopting some of his accents, to sort of remind myself of him. A homage. He was a war hero, and he was really great with his hands.
Gavin DeGraw
I can do a gig without an instrument.
I don't take my clothes off in my videos.
I don't want to be anything other than what I've been trying to be lately.
Gavin DeGraw
I love to play music.
I think listening to real classic soul material made me learn how to feel music that's sung.
Gavin DeGraw
But I've never considered myself any kind of heartthrob. It sounds painful.
Gavin DeGraw
I like to do the splits onstage.
My dad didn't want me to play guitar. He played piano, so I chose that. And I ended up loving it.
Gavin DeGraw
I was introduced to country music around a campfire on a farm.
It's not my goal to be a famous actor.
So when you start touring, women are definitely going to check you out first.
Gavin DeGraw
When people put that sort of pressure on you, you're worried that people won't want to receive you.
Gavin DeGraw
I don't really take a step back too often to see what's going on.
We have a George Foreman grill on the bus.
I took a lot of time to open myself up to taking chances musically.