Gavin Harrison, moved to take up the drums around the age of 6, became known as a London-based session musician in the late 1980s when he recorded successful albums with artists such as Sam Brown, Black, Gail Ann Dorsey and Tom Robinson. While networking Gavin met local guitarist Jakko Jakszyk, and together formed the critically acclaimed Dizrhythmia project with legendary bassist Danny Thompson and Indian percussionist Pandit Dinesh. From 1990 on, Gavin started to gain interest in the Italian music scene as he worked along side King Crimson bassist Tony Levin with one of Italy’s biggest artists, Claudio Baglioni in 1992.
In 2007, Gavin Harrison began a long-term collaboration with singer and bassist 05Ric, and together released Drop, Circles and The Man Who Sold Himself in 2007, 2009 and 2012, respectively.
In 2008, Gavin was invited by King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp to join the band. As of 2017, the line-up consists of: Gavin Harrison (drums), Bill Rieflin (drums, keyboards), Jeremy Stacey (drums, keyboards), Pat Mastelotto (drums), Tony Levin (bass), Mel Collins (sax, flute), Jakko Jakszyk (guitars, vocals), and Robert Fripp (guitars).
In 2017, Harrison was a guest on the The Pineapple Thief’s album Your Wilderness and its subsequent tours.
Gavin Harrison is known by drummers everywhere for his inventive and musical playing style, and his use of “rhythmic illusions” (shifting the beat).
Richard: “Unbelievable drummer, miserable bastard.”