We had the good fortune of connecting with Gavin Heaney and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Gavin, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Taking risk is the moment when you commit to your idea and decide to make it real. It is the moment of liftoff when the wheels leave the ground. It is always uncertain and it requires faith in your vision and determination to see it realized. Every time I commit to recording a song, I am taking this risk. Before I even hit record, I’ve already spent many hours crafting and building my vision. It is only through committing to recording that I can bring the song to life, and there is no guarantee I will succeed. I have to have enough faith and determination to see it through to the other side, no matter how many obstacles arise. Committing to an entire album is an even bigger risk because it usually requires years of follow through. As in surfing, sometimes you don’t know you can make a wave until you risk it and commit to seeing it through. The result can be the biggest thrill of your life and the greatest reward. When your insane gamble pays off, you feel like the only person on earth who’s truly alive. It’s rare air.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Self made independent music creator

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
El Porto, Manhattan Beach

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
All those who went for it

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