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Wednesday 14 November 2018

Chart-topper Ed Sheeran tips Irish singer-songwriter Gavin James for success

Chart-topper Ed has tipped Irish singer-songwriter for success (Photo: Twitter/GavinJames)
Chart-topper Ed has tipped Irish singer-songwriter for success (Photo: Twitter/GavinJames)

Anita McSorley

Chart-topper Ed Sheeran has tipped Irish singer-songwriter Gavin James for success, telling record labels they’re missing out by not signing the Dublin talent.

This morning, the A Team singer tweeted his support for 21-year-old Gavin, telling his 10.3 million followers, “Record labels, if you ignore Gavin James, you are losing out.”

The two red-headed musicians were spotted hanging out in July following Ed Sheeran’s surprise gig in Dublin.

Ed, 23, treated fans to a two-hour long acoustic set at Doyles Pub, playing the last 30 minutes standing on a table in the middle of the room.

Gavin began playing guitar when he was eight years old and started gigging in Temple Bar after he finished secondary school.

He rose to fame in November 2012 when his debut EP ‘Say Hello’ soared to the top of the Irish iTunes chart.

The title track also won Song of the Year at the Meteor Choice Awards in 2012.

In the past, Gavin has opened up gigs for Kodaline, James Blunt and Ryan Sheridan.

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