Artist Spotlight: Gavin M. Cox
By Mark Bowyer
Thinking about people in the UK might often conjure up images of uptight, reserved, and orderly ladies and gentlemen who are prim and proper and run their lives just so. Not for the British Gavin M. Cox—or at least not judging by the photos on his Web site—this Christian artist enjoys the laid back beach atmosphere, unbuttoned shirt, and barefooted bliss of relaxation.
With over 150 songs available, Cox has remained a busy songwriter for many years. And being featured on different British TV and radio programs is a plus for him. However, what really sets him apart from other Christian artists in his genre is his versatility and overall quality. One moment his music has elements of Steven Curtis Chapman, then the next it sounds like something that Nickel Creek could have sung. Songs like “Love Lift Me Higher,” “Hold On to Love,” and “Love is the Reason Why,” all make love the ultimate goal in life. While songs like “Leap of Faith,” and “Hear My Cry,” are songs about God and to God.
Cox’s Facebook page, along with having two videos available to watch, state that he is, ”an artist trying to get some exposure…” well he surely has—independent or not. With contemporary influences and a more easy going Christian sound, Gavin M. Cox is poised to bring his music across the pond for a mainstream American audience…that is, if we are up for another “British Invasion.” Listening to this open and honest songwriter makes me confident that we could share a spot of tea anytime.
To learn more about this artist, visit http://www.myspace.com/gavinmcox