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Gilson Lavis Celebrity Portraits Â
NEWS 2017:Â Â Â
NEW YORK â€“
British drummer and artist Gilson Lavis will present his first ever New York
City art exhibition 'Gilson Lavis In Tune With The Portraits' atÂ Salomon Arts
Gallery in Tribeca from Sept 15th - Oct. 5th.Â
Best known currently as the versatile drummer with Jools
Hollandâ€™s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and the original drummer for the British
band Squeeze, Gilson Lavis is now shining the spotlight on his second career as
an artist, after enjoying acclaim as one of the most sought after drummers in
the UK over the last 40 years.
started the Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra over 20 years ago, with
longtime friend and former Squeeze band mate Holland, who, of course, has
become an institution in the UK hosting BBC Televisionâ€™s Later With Jools
Holland over the last 25 years. The orchestra performs throughout Europe and
the U.K on a regular basis.
known for his unusual portraits of music legends and performers, much of his
inspiration as an artist came out of genuine respect for many of the talented
people he has admired, known and played with over the years, which reads like a whoâ€™s who of popular music.Â
Lavis was a founding member and original drummer
in the group Squeeze, along with pianist Holland. Squeeze achieved huge success
all though the 1980s, and Gilson later went on to perform live or record with
the likes of Bryan Ferry, Eric Clapton, Smokey Robinson, Cher, Paul McCartney,
Barry White, BB King, Robert Plant and Amy Winehouse.