"Gavyn Bailey is not a fabricated product. He has a story that inspires his music. Gavyn was born with kidney failure and needed a transplant when he was 3. A decade later, he is en route to fulfill his dream of becoming a singer and open a charity for kids with the same condition he confronted. But you wouldn’t guess any of that from his stage presence."
Gavyn's is a compelling story because it speaks to the sustaining and inspirational power of music. As aCBS articlementioned: "Even before Gavyn could formulate words music was medicine."
At night you dream of?
Inspiring others with my music. It's all I want to do.
A event that changed you was?
Having a kidney transplant. It makes me look at life from a positive prospective and I have grown up to be a much stronger person.
What role does music play in helping you feel better?
Music is definitely a way for me to escape with whatever it may be that I'm going through. That's my way of coping with certain things. I just write from my heart.
What inspired you to start playing music?
I've always done music. Ever since I was like two or three. My mom told me I used to put on shows for the kids on the hospital floor after I had my kidney transplant. I just want to make a difference in people's lives because it could just take one song to connect with someone on a level they needed to be connected on and even save someone's life.
Your life in six words?
Your favorite possession is?
My Luna ukulele named Eunice :)
Tell me a little about why you like your Luna?
I don't just like my Luna I LOVE her. She has given me the opportunity to make music that I wasn't able to create before. The sound is so pure and the designs are beautiful and different from anything else out there. I will never get a ukulele from ANY other brand but Luna :)
It looks like there are a number of charities and causes you support. Can you take a moment to tell us about the things you support and why?
Yes! I support Champions Against Bullying which is an anti-bullying organization which promotes the toll that bullying has on people and how to prevent it. I support this cause because I was bullied quite a bit in middle school so it's close to my heart.
I also support The Painted Turtle which is a camp for kids with chronic illnesses which I went to when I was younger and I want to do everything I can to give back to them for what they have done for me.
If you could give a gift to the world, what would it be?
Happiness, because I feel that everyone deserves to be happy which is why I try and put a positive twist on my songs. Also, I want to be able to inspire others to find themselves and be comfortable with who they turn out to be.