Gavin Turek

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I’ve known Gavin for years now and she is one of the most positive, inspiring beings to grace this world. Her hair is something that all women dream about, and her spirituality is rock-hard with love as its foundation. On top of all of this, she is hands-down one of the most interesting artist in LA’s music scene. One of her shows will leave you dancing with magical vibes for days to come. Meet this beautiful soul as you’re going to start hearing about her everywhere if you haven’t already—Gavin Turek.

WHEN DID YOU START SINGING

I was about six, and wanted to sing because that’s what my mom did.

WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION FOR YOUR SONGS

Everywhere! People watching, past relationships, heartbreak, frustration, books, travelling…I’m a sponge. 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR MIXED CULTURAL BACKGROUNDS AND HOW THEY SHAPE YOU AS AN ARTIST

My mom is African American and my dad is Czech. It’s easy to be insecure as a bi-cultural child and although I’ve grown to absolutely love my heritage and myself, the teasing and innate confusion from looking different than my peers definitely made me a wonderfully complex young woman; with a lot to think and write about. I love my parents and their backgrounds are fascinating and beautiful to me. I’m so happy I now know that.

IN MY PURSE RIGHT NOW

Lots of junk. I’m not even gonna act.

A NORMAL BREAKFAST FOR ME IS

Oatmeal and 2 eggs

THREE BEAUTY PRODUCTS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

Physicians Formula BB Cream, bronzer, tinted chapstick.

MY “BEFORE A SHOW” RITUAL IS

I typically stretch for 15 min and then jump/run around and move as much as possible to get my body warm until I hit the stage. I also eat a protein bar, down coconut water, and pray with my mom.

FAVORITE BEAUTY DRINK

Apple, carrot, lemon, ginger, kale juice made by me 

LIFE-CHANGING BOOKS

The Bible, The God of Small Things, The Alchemist

I STAY IN SHAPE BY

I try to workout 5 days a week—usually at the gym—but I love running around this dirt track near my house. I feel best when I’m lifting lightweights followed by some type of cardio for 30 min.

photo by the ever so talented TIGER TIGER duo.