About Jim Gaven

Armed with the goal of helping others, Jim Gaven's mission is to write songs that make you think of a good time in your life, make you feel good about yourself, and most of all, put a smile on your face. The upbeat singer/songwriter from Hamilton, NJ wants to make a positive difference in the world and truly believes that music has the ability to do that. With a gigantic repertoire of over 300 original songs consisting of 8 solo albums and countless cover songs ranging from 60’/70‘s classics to alternative 90‘s to modern day pop music to add to his live performance (over 500 performances in 10 years), it’s no wonder why he’s been asked to collaborate with recording artists Postmark Twain, Mouth of Wilson in an effort to increase awareness about local singer/songwriters. After starting his own music publishing company in April of 2011, Key of Awesome Music (BMI), he has already secured placements on the Weather Channel, E! Network, TNT, The Women’s Network, Style Network, Bravo, Discovery Health Channel, and in European department stores for his music as well as signed 3 other artists to the catalog. Not only that, but Jim has recently been nominated for 2 JAM Awards (Jersey Acoustic Music) for the year 2012: Top Live Male Act and Top Indie/Pop/Rock Act. He’s earned Employee of the Year honors for 2012 at the Arc Mercer (non-profit who supports and empowers with developmental disabilities to realize their goals), and recently sang the National Anthem at a professional soccer game (August 31st, 2013). Quoted as saying, 'I want to inspire you to do great things as I have been inspired. The fact that you can create something out of nothing and have it last forever is amazing to me.' This is a true testament to the everlasting impact we can all have on each other, and Jim hopes to bring that kind of attitude to the forefront through song. Compared to the likes of the Goo Goo Dolls, John Mayer, Switchfoot, Matt Nathanson, Dashboard Confessional, and Matchbox 20, his unique blend of acoustic pop/rock singer/songwriter story lines and melodies is both endearing and heartwarming. For more information on Jim and to hear more of his music, feel free to head to his Official Website at www.wix.com/jimgaven/music or contact him via email at gavenjam@yahoo.com.