Gavin was raised in a musically gifted family, but it wasn't until his teens that he found his passion in composing music.
At the age of 19, he began to create his own sound, recording demos in his Akron apartment. A couple years later, Gavin moved to Cleveland and met Brett Weir, an outstanding northeast Ohio drummer. Brett took a liking to Gavin's striking music and together with Andrew Cushman, older brother and guitarist, they formed Gavin the Third.
In 2010, Gavin met producer Jim Wirt (Incubus, Fiona Apple, Alien Ant Farm, Jack's Mannequin). During 2011-2012, Jim began producing/recording Gavin's songs at Crushtone studios in Cleveland, Ohio. Gavin the Third's music revitalizes rock and stands amongst the giants, exceptionally. It weaves introspective compositions of personal struggle with hard hitting Alt/Rock, tapping directly into the vein of Deftones, Nine Inch Nails, and Queens of the Stone Age.