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Thursday 27 October 2016

Gavin James: 'I get so nervous… I get massive stage fright'

Laura Larkin

Published 23/01/2016 | 10:49

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HE has played some of the world's most prestigious venues alongside acts like Sam Smith and Kodaline, but Gavin James has revealed he still suffers stage fright.

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The singer, who counts Ed Sheeran as a fan, is back in town for a sold out stint in The Olympia.

"I get really quiet and I can't think or talk or anything at all," he told the Herald

"I usually just go into hiding in a room, I get so nervous… [I get] massive stage fright.

"It doesn't matter where the gig is or where I'm playing, it's the same nerves. I think it would be weird if I didn't get it."

Following a whirlwind year the 24-year-old returned to his roots earlier this year when he took part in RTE's Other Voices festival in Dingle.

"It was a deadly experience. I love Other Voices, I used to watch it all the time with my dad as a kid, so it was definitely one that I really wanted to do," he said.

Other Voices will air on RTE 2 tonight at 11.15pm.

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