Since signing to Atlantic Records and Universal Publishing in 2001, Bristol singer-songwriter Gavin Thorpe has written and recorded 5 albums, as well as performing, recording and co-writing with other artists. Today XS Noize is pleased to exclusively premiere Gavin Thorpe performing ‘From Now On’ – Live from The Distillery. Gavin also took the time to answer the following questions.
You will release the ‘Talk Club EP’ October 30th, 2020. When did you start writing the songs and what song means most to you?
I started writing ‘Soul to Save’ when I started attending the Talk Club meets up. Hearing men open up and baring their souls to each other was so powerful to witness. I wrote ‘From Now On’ at the start of lockdown about appreciating what you’ve got and spending time with loved ones and thinking of those who are no longer with us. ‘Run Away’ was written further into lockdown when I was hearing a lot of friends talking about getting away from it all and escaping.
Proceeds from your new EP will go to Talk Club which is the fastest-growing men’s mental fitness movement in the UK. What can you tell me about what Talk Club do and what inspired you to set it up?
What Talk Club do is providing a space for men to not only talk but to also listen to each other without any judgment or rescuing. At Talk club, we simply ask How are you? Out of ten? A simple question that has started many open and honest conversations and has also saved lives.
Do you plan to tour next year when safe to do so?
Yes, I CANNOT wait to tour next year and connect with my audience again. I hope that day comes soon because we all need it and especially the crew who work hard behind the scenes.
Watch Gavin Thorpe perform ‘From Now On’ – Live from The Distillery – BELOW:
Another single, ‘Run Away’, along with the the ‘Talk Club EP’, which features the aforementioned ‘Soul To Save’, will be released on October 30th 2020. All profits from the EP will go towards Talk Club, continuing to help raise awareness for the Mental fitness movement.
‘From Now On’ is available now via Distiller Records. Stream/Download it here.