FKN Exclusive – Gavin Turek

FKN Exclusive – Gavin Turek

Every week we love to introduce you to some new talented individuals. Well today to we’ve got a talented singer from the Los Angeles, CA by the name of Gavin Turek. Check out this FKN Exclusive with Gavin Turek and see how she started out in the industry. Also check out her latest music video!!

Artist Name: Gavin Turek
City/State: Los Angeles, CA
Website: https://soundcloud.com/gavinturek/sets/the-break-up-tape-ep

So tell us a little bit about yourself?

Well, simply put, I’m a LA native who just really wants to sing and dance all the time. Because it makes me happy and hopefully it makes other people happy too.

What inspired you to start singing?

I grew up in a musical household; me and my sisters used to harmonize everytime we were in the car for more than 5 minutes. My mom sings, my dad plays piano. I think the first time I intentionally grabbed a mic and started singing was after listening to my mom practice for hours in our house. She had an stereo system, mic and amp set up in her room. I was 4 or 5 and I thought, “now, it’s my turn” and I took the mic and sang the song she’d been practicing from top to bottom. I memorized the whole song without her knowing. I think she was pretty surprised.

Were there any hard challenges you had to face in the industry?

I think anyone in the industry, no matter how successful, would be lying if they said they no longer faced challenges. Truth is, there were and still are many difficult challenges I face every single day, especially as an independent artist. In a practical sense, continuing to fund your creative endeavors is probably the most challenging, but staying focused and motivated amidst rejection and disappointment is a much tougher beast. I can’t even count the number of times I have wanted to just give up when things don’t work out the way I thought they should. But I continue to trust; trust the process, trust God, trust that things will work out the way they are supposed to. I am very optimistic about my future 🙂

What ways have you found was the best way to promote yourself?

Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are life savors for artists these days. I try to stay active as possible on those because I want people to feel like they’re on this crazy journey with me. I also think it’s really important to constantly release fresh new content. Support from blogs doesn’t hurt either 😉

What would be your most memorable moment while singing?

Probably when I was doing a residency at an LA venue called the Bootleg. The last night of the residency it was so packed people could barely move. I was freaking out and thought, “these people can’t be here to see me!” The fact that I looked out to an audience of smiling faces and bodies dancing to my music was just magic. That’s my goal for every show is to get people a bit more comfortable in their own skin.

Are there any goals that you would like to achieve?

Yes! I want to perform my music around the world as long as I am physically able and have the opportunity to release multiple albums. Long lastly music careers are few and far between, so I guess my main goal is longevity.

What can we expect from you in the future?

Lots of shows! I’ll be in NYC first week of November and doing a west coast run the first week of December. Lots of new music! I’m releasing my next (re)mixtape project in November which is a homage to Giorgio Moroder. Right now, I’m in the studio working on my album which will hopefully come out early next year! And more collaborations with Tokimonsta, Com Truise, Goldroom, and Paper Diamond for sure.

What do you think of FKN Famous?

I’ve always been a fan of blogs that highlight multiple aspects of entertainment (fashion, music, events) so naturally FKN Famous is pretty dope. I also love that you all support up and coming talent as well! I really appreciate the love!!!

Any last shout outs?

Nope, just thank YOU FKN Famous for being awesome and supportive!

Photo credits to: http://www.tigertigerstudio.com/



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