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September 16, 2009 — Goa Chillout Zone volume 2's success in India reported in the Herald (see clipping).

Setember 10, 2009 Gavin reaches semi-finals in the 2009 UK Songwriting Contest with six songs...

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Gavin Atkins

Gavin is a Sydney based songwriter, poet and storyteller. His songs are created from a beautiful blend of poetic lyrics and a warm, emotive vocal style entwined with finger-picked acoustic guitar.

His first solo album, A Lover's Odyssey, embellishes a contemporary folk/rock style with an emotive story that tells of Gavin's 27-year journey in search of true love through the eyes of Odysseus.

Whilst working on the Lost Boys project, he has released the single Be There, which is currently playing on Jango internet radio station.

Album or Book?

Described by Cliff Goldmacher (Music Producer, New York and Nashville) as...

“... well-written, tastefully produced and [the music] complements the book/story beautifully”

A Lover's Odyssey is pretty unusual for the work of an independent artist. Cliff's remark is attested by the fact that 10 of the 12 tracks from Lover's Odyssey reached the semifinals of the 2008 UK Songwriting Contest. But perhaps the most unusual point of this album is the fact that it was released not just as a CD but as a book.

As a beautiful casebound 100 page poetic love story, each chapter concludes with a song from the CD (included). It is adorned by a colour section that provides a gallery of the Greek gods from Homer's The Odyssey, the story which bears many similarities to Gavin's own journey through life and so inspired him.

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