Hughie Gavin

Hughie is a vocalist, songwriter and vocal coach based in Margate Kent. He signed to Downtown Music Publishing in 2016 and works extensively in Europe with international artists such as Sonny Alven, Julian Jordan, Hardwell, SODY, Ellie Golding, Third Party, Dusk till Dawn and Laidback Luke. His unique voice makes him in demand as a featured vocalist. As a performer and writer his work has been released by major labels worldwide racking up over 30 million of streams in the last year alone.


Hughie also goes under the artist name JAKL. He was voted one of Glastonbury's emerging artists in 2015 Immediately securing national radio support from BBC R1’s Huw Stephens, XFM, BBC Introducing and BBC 6 Music. He was born into a musical family, his father is internationally acclaimed opera singer Julian Gavin. He first studied music under his grandmother, composer Val Gavin and was later classically trained as a choral scholar at the London Oratory School. He studied at University College London.


Due to writing, recording and performance commitments lessons are only available on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Recent Work

Writing / Composition
SODY / I Don't Know You Anymore
Sony / Relentless Records
Omphalos / Umut Gundaz
Margate Film Festival
To Feel Good / Swim Deep
Veins/ Third Party
Release Records

News / Blog

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Studio 3, The Printworks,

Union Row, Margate, Kent, CT9 1PP 

Tel: 07527968517

Email: margatevocalstudio@gmail.com