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United Kingdom

Gav Gates

Boy Jumps Ship


With MEINL since:



December 27, 1987

Place of birth:

South Shields, UK

Currently living in:

Newcastle, UK

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Byzance Traditional Medium Crash 20"

Drumming since:

Age 18

Car that you currently drive:

Ford Fiesta Zetec

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Boxing, Hanging out with the boys and going out for a drink

Favorite Food:

Pepperoni Pizza

Favorite Drink:

Jack Daniels and Coke


Didn't really have a teacher but the guy thats helped me the most is Paul 'Wez' Westgate

Highlight of your career so far:

It sounds corny but being in a band with three of my best friends and headlining and selling out our hometown show was amazing. That was a good night.

Drumming strengths:

Hitting Hard!!

Drumming means to me:

Everything!! Its my main way of expressing myself, it's the only thing that can totally clear my mind and I don't think about anything but what I'm playing.

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Be yourself, find your own style and never give up.

How would you describe yourself:

I'm always full of energy, I'm bit of a joker and I'm very passionate about whatever I do.

When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:

I gave it my best shot!!