Gavyn Bailey

Gavyn Bailey

Gavyn Bailey is 15 at this writing.

"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."

-February 14, 2012 in Live Reviews by Angelo Florendo

Gavyn's is a compelling story because it speaks to the sustaining and inspirational power of music. As a CBS article mentioned: "Even before Gavyn could formulate words music was medicine."

Gavyn responds to some of our queries

Gavyn Bailey

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?
1. Blessed.
2. Exciting.
3. Humbling.
4. Creating.
5. Medical.
6. Musical.

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.

Gavyn Bailey

There's lots more to hear from Gavyn Bailey. Here's his website: gavynbaileymusic.