Wednesday, June 8, 2016

A Word Of Explanation

First off... don't pay any attention to the blog posting dates on this blog, they are without meaning.

This blog is a discography for musician Gavin John Baker. As well as various solo releases he has made music with the following bands: Billy Mahonie, Jet Johnson, Glider, Meets Guitar, The Baker Boys, The Durells, The Smith and Baker Band, Von Block, Radio 9, Sightseers, Höglin Baker and Enslave The Zombie

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 October 2016

Höglin Baker play an Album Release Concert
Saturday 5th November 10pm
Opsahlgården Christians Kjeller, Kongsberg
Facebook event

October 2016

Our debut album Once Upon is now available as a physical CD and to stream and download.

Follow this link to stream and download on iTunes / Spotify / Tidal / Amazon / Klicktrack

Once Upon Phonofile link

Or buy it direct from Big Pink Records

The CD version comes in a card sleeve and costs 100kr + postage.
Postage within Norway (where we live) is 20kr. Other countries will be a cheap as humanly possible.If you would like to buy a copy please contact us via or by email:
We will let you know how much the postage will be and the best way to make payment. We can receive payment via vipps, paypal, via a norwegian bank account or via an english bank account.

Tunes from the album can be heard at the Höglin Baker soundcloud page.

August 2016

Höglin Baker now have a website:
They also have a youtube channel now: Höglin Baker youtube
And a facebook and soundcloud page.

May 2016

Gavin John Baker is featured on a new CD and download compilation from Unlabel entitled Undefined. A twenty-four track compilation celebrating 20 years of the label. The tune With A Nod from the album It Took A Thousand Years To Make... is featured. Congratulations Unlabel!


February 2016

A new release by Gavin John Baker on Rotations entitled Tiger Smile is out now.
Twelve tunes of acoustic guitar and vocal.

Available as a bandcamp download now: Tiger Smile

January 2016

A new release by Gavin John Baker on Rotations entitled White Stone Trail is out now.
Ten tunes of acoustic guitar and vocal.

Available as a bandcamp download now: White Stone Trail

December 2015

Gavin and his 6 year old son Albert Baker have formed a metal band named Enslave The Zombie.
Albert Baker plays drums and sings and Gavin Baker on guitar and bass.
The duo released a debut EP in December 2015 entitled Death Moon via their bandcamp site.
Enslave The Zombie Death Moon EP bandcamp

November 2014

The new album by The Baker Boys is on Unlabel and entitled Another Fine Mess: 15 tunes of american old timey and norwegian and english folk music.

Available as a bandcamp download now: Another Fine Mess
And as physical CD: Another Fine Mess

There are eleven albums up on Gavin John Baker's  Bandcamp. The three Bunkland records and some other self released albums, including the unreleased unfinished Von Block album.

Tiger Smile new album of acoustic songs recorded 2015.
White Stone Trail new album of acoustic songs recorded 2015.
Propeller first album of the Bunkland trilogy, originally released in 2010.
Persuasion second album of the Bunkland trilogy, released 2012.
Single Note Theory third allbum of the Bunkland trilogy, released 2012.
Von Block, the unfinished album, recorded between 2009 and 2011.
Modes, a selection of acoustic demos recorded for Billy Mahonie in 2009.
Ten Years Dead, an collection of songs recorded between 2009 and 2011.
The Durells, an album recorded in 2007 but never released in it's full form.
Outs, an album of alternate takes recorded at the time of the Dirge/Misry double album.
Mineralism, a collection of out takes recorded during the sessions for the trilogy of albums for Bunkland.
Tunes For R.W., a set of unreleased tunes and demos recorded between 2007 and 2010.

Unlabel  have released a number of Gavin John Baker and related albums on bandcamp and have the following included in their cannon:

Undefined compilation including a track by Gavin John Baker released 2016.
The Same Sky released 2015.
It's Out There Somewhere released 2014.
Another Fine Mess by The Baker Boys released 2014. 
Durations originally released in 2010.
Dirge/Misry originally released in 2011.
It Took A Thousand Years To Make And A Fucking Short Time To Break originally released in 2012.
The Grinder And The Curse  originally released in 2012.
Great Snakes by The Smith and Baker Band   originally released 2009.
The 23rd Project - 01 - January 2012 compilation including a track by Von Block.

Unlabel is retrospectively posting their back catalogue on bandcamp and at some stage this should include Billy Mahonie's Exhale On Mare Street, The Baker Boys' Driftwood Boats, Glider's Some Letters and Meets Guitar's The River Turns To Home.


The Discography

This blog is a discography for all the music Gavin Baker has released since 1998. Pretty much most of the music can be found on Grooveshark but you'll have to search for it yourself. Where a producer has been involved in the recording I have included their names, otherwise the music has been produced by the musicians involved. I have also included pictures of the record covers when I have found them.

please email me here if you have a question or something:

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Bands

Billy Mahonie

Billy Mahonie, instrumental rock band, consisted of Gavin Baker (guitar), Hywell Dinsdale (bass, guitar), Kevin Penney (bass), Howard Monk (drums) from 1997 and 2001. Between 2002 and 2004 Dinsdale and Penney were replaced by Anthony Barratt (guitar) and Duncan Brown (bass). From 2005 to 2010 the band was Baker and Monk in the studio and the original line up for live shows.
Billy Mahonie soundcloud
Billy Mahonie discography
Billy Mahonie facebook
Billy Mahonie youtube
Billy Mahonie twitter
Billy Mahonie myspace
Billy Mahonie wikipedia

Jet Johnson

Jet Johnson, indie folky pop outfit, has been Caroline Nesbø (vocal, guitar, bass) and Gavin Baker (guitar) joined by numerous members over the years: Howard Monk (drums), Kevin Penney (bass), Hywell Dinsdale (drums), Ian Scanlon (bass, vocal), Kevin Smith (drums), Guri Hummelsund (bass), Anthony Barratt (bass, drums), Charles Wilson (drums), Tore Skjulstad Bryhni (bass, vocal), Øyvind Glamo (drums) and Karl Fredrik Alnes (drums).
Jet Johnson soundcloud
Jet Johnson discography
Jet Johnson myspace


Glider played laid back instrumental post rock and were made up of Gavin Baker (guitar, bass) and Pascal Asselin (drums).
Glider soundcloud
Glider discography
Glider myspace

Meets Guitar

Meets Guitar was Gavin Baker (vocal, guitar, bass) in solo guise playing alternative country rock music with help from Caroline Nesbø (bass, vocal), and at various times: Kevin Smith (drums), Howard Monk (drums), Tom Cullinan (drums).
Meets Guitar soundcloud
Meets Guitar discography
Meets Guitar mypace

The Baker Boys

The Baker Boys is a traditional folk and old timey music duo featuring Dave Baker (mandolin, vocal) and Gavin Baker (guitar) with assistance from Caroline Nesbø (vocal).
The Baker Boys soundcloud
The Baker Boys discography
The Baker Boys myspace

The Durells

The Durells was a minimal noise and electronica project with Gavin Baker on his own.
The Durells soundcloud
The Durells discography
The Durells myspace

The Smith And Baker Band

The Smith and Baker Band is an instrumental rock duo comprising of Gavin Baker (guitar, bass) and Kevin Smith (drums).
The Smith and Baker Band soundcloud
The Smith and Baker Band discography
The Smith And Baker Band facebook
The Smith and Baker Band myspace

Gavin John Baker

In the last couple of years Gavin Baker has released a number of solo albums. A mix of solo acoustic guitar and acoustic drone music.
Gavin John Baker bandcamp
Gavin John Baker soundcloud
Gavin John Baker twitter
Gavin John Baker facebook
Gavin John Baker discography
Gavin John Baker myspace

Von Block

Von Block, a quirky heavy rock band, consisting of Gavin Baker (guitar), Ole Jørgen Bardal (saxophone), Jørgen Thorbjørnsen (bass) and Tom Byermoen (drums).
Von Block soundcloud
Von Block discography
Von Block myspace

Radio 9

Between November 2011 and June 2013 Gavin Baker was a member of Radio 9, a krautrock band based once in London but now in Oslo. The band has had lots of members over the years, the one constant party being Leon Muraglia (guitar, bass, vocal). The line up at this point was Leon, Christian Næss (drums, vocals, lap top) and Gavin Baker (bass, guitar).
Radio 9 site
Radio 9 bandcamp
Radio 9 soundcloud
Radio 9 twitter
Radio 9 facebook
Radio 9 myspace
Radio 9 selected discography


In April 2013 Gavin formed Sightseers with Vegard Eggum (guitar, vocal) and Christian Børke (drums, keyboards etc) both of the band Meadows & Io. The band play dirty bluesy krautrock and are currently working on an album.
Sightseers live footage
Sightseers discography

Höglin Baker

Formed in 2015 this is a country and newgrass duo comprising of Gavin Baker (guitar, vocal) and Stefan Höglin (banjo). They have recorded some demos (hear them on soundcloud), played a few concerts and are working on a debut album.
Höglin Baker facebook
Höglin Baker soundcloud
Höglin Baker youtube

Enslave The Zombie

Formed in late 2015, Enslave The Zombie is a metal band consisting of Albert Baker (drums, vocals) and Gavin Baker (guitar, bass). They released an EP via their bandcamp page in December 2015.
Enslave The Zombie bandcamp