Gavin Becker in NYC

The up-and-coming music scene is full of uncharted potential. In a place like New York City, you never know what you’re going to come across. For this reason, I was incredibly excited when I received an invitation to attend a concert at New York’s famed Webster Hall. This particular afternoon was full of screaming girls, and high-quality acoustics, but more than that, the energy in the venue could only be described as unparalleled.

The subject of this Saturday afternoon show? 17-year-old Philadelphia native, Gavin Becker. There’s a chance you don’t recognize his name but in the near future, I have no doubt that you will recognize his sound.

Gavin’s career began three years ago when he created a YouTube account and filled it with popular covers. Over the years, he has performed in countless concerts, many of them part of incredibly successful tours. On February 20th, it was clear why Gavin has been asked to perform with so many artists. He has a sound that many would strive for and a very clear passion for his craft.

With VIP Platinum passes, a few lucky fangirls were given the opportunity to enter the venue early for a pre-show hangout and access to soundcheck. There were laughs, smiles, and hugs filling the venue. Shortly after, multiple attendees entered the venue, ready for a meet and greet with Gavin and his opening acts. Although excitement flowed through the air, the real excitement began once Gavin took the stage.

His set included covers of some of today’s hottest songs, such as “Cake By The Ocean,” “Four Five Seconds,” “Pompeii,” “Sorry,” and “Love Yourself.” He also performed originals “Last December,” “Scars,” and his newest single, “Until You Were Gone,” a song that has been stuck in my head for days. A quick YouTube search led me to a video of Gavin performing “Until You Were Gone” for the first time on Saturday so check it out below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.



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