Gavan Waldby has travelled the road of many musical adventures. From Big Band guitar player to performing in his musical comedy duo “Chalk and Cheese” there is not many things he hasn’t done. 5years ago he realised his calling. “I wanted something tangible to show for all the musical skills I had developed over a lifetime. In that moment I realised what I wanted to do when I grew up. Lol ! To write and record my own music. Well, that was a good idea. I have now had over 390,000 streams on Spotify and over 2500 followers who love my music. Combine that with 11,000 streams on Youtube and 45,000 streams on Apple I am truly blessed to have so many fans. That makes me very happy.” On June 23 Waldby is releasing song number 10. Entitled “Distance” it takes listeners on an introspective journey, inviting them to contemplate the complexities of a loved one who has shut you out. With haunting melodies and poignant lyrics, co-written with his sister Catherine Waldby, the song skilfully captures the raw emotion and struggle that arise when someone we cherish won’t return our love, cuts us dead, or simply drifts away.
With soulful vocals from Waldby, and Catherine singing backup, this song is heartfelt storytelling and features some outstanding guitar and drum production. Waldby delivers a powerful and relatable message. The profound sense of longing and vulnerability expressed in “Distance” strikes a chord with anyone who have experienced emotional unavailability.