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Gavin was born in Kent, England and moved to Perth Australia in 1981. He studied classical guitar with Perth virtuoso Stephan Bulmer and Colin Reeves. He then went on to complete a certificate and associate degree in jazz and contemporary music at the Perth Conservatorium of Music. He then formed the guitar band Urban Gypsies with Glenn Rogers. They released the widely acclaimed debut CD Gypsy Fever. They went on to support the Buena Vista Social Club, Cassandra Wilson, Demis Roussos and many others.

In 2003 Gavin Libotte moved to Sydney to continue with the widely respected jazz / Latin guitar duo Urban Gypsies with Simon Phillips. Together they recorded the album Sauvage, an instrumental guitar world music album, released through MGM and promoted through SBS, local media, the ABC and receiving a 3/4 star review in The Sydney Morning Herald.

In 2008 Gavin collaborated with European-based guitarist Gordon Tan for a third, more mature album titled Beautiful Catastrophe. Gavin has been lucky enough to never have to work a ‘real job’, preferring to play with acclaimed Musicians at concerts and festivals and simply make beautiful music together! This list includes cellist Anatoli Torjinski and guitarist Dieter Kleemann, who has become a legend in the Sydney scene over a 30-year career. Gavin continues to play and teach around Sydney, and is collaborating on a new Urban Gypsies instrumental album in 2011.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is the exclusive name of their wedding ensemble which includes beautiful female vocals. Their style of smooth, jazzy and light music really adds that touch of sophistication to any wedding. Their wedding ensemble can be up to 6 musicians of your choice including guitar plus cello, female vocals, light percussion, bass and a second guitarist. 
For bookings please contact Tim Densley at Absolute Infinity on 1800 811-981 or info@absoluteinfinity.com.au
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