Passport Approved Top 10:

1) GAVIN JAMES "Remember Me" (Believe Records, Ireland)
2) VILLAINETTES - "Diamonds" (Unsigned, Australia)
3) POWERS - "Touch The World" (Unsigned, N. America)
4) TRAVIS CAUDLE - "Somewhat Grey" (Spring Blue Records, Australia)
5) DINOSAUR PILE-UP - "Derail" (So Recordings, UK)
6) PAOLO NUTINI - "Let Me Down Easy" (Atlantic, UK)
7) JUNGLE - "Time"(XL Recording, UK)
8) TALISCO - "Glory" (Roy Music, France)
9) BUFFALO SUNN - "By Your Side" (Reekus Records, UK)
10) THE PIERCES - "Believe In Me" (Polydor, UK)

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Artist Of The Week
GAVIN JAMES

Twenty two year old Dubliner singer songwriter, Gavin James kicked off 2014 with two No.1 EP’s in Ireland followed by winning the Irish Choice Music Prize Award for “Song Of The Year.” His rise and development in his home market, has gained him sell-out headline dates across Ireland and support tours with acts such as Marina & the Diamonds, Ingrid Michaelson, Kodaline, Lianne La Havas and in March of this year with James Blunt on his sold-out stadium tour across Europe. Gavin’s talent comes from his mother’s side of the family. His great, grandparents were both famous Irish opera singers and had their own album released in the early 1900’s. Gavin began to play guitar at age eight. After leaving school, James gigged around Dublin's Temple Bar and quickly began getting himself heard. While working on his live technique, his confidence was growing also, which led to early support from A&R Worldwide back in 2012 and he ultimately signed his U.K. record deal and a few weeks ago publishing with Good Soldier Songs.