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Gavin Richardson - drums, percussion, vocals
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D.O.B: 14 March 1974 | Birthplace: Amersham, Buckinghamshire | Star Sign: Pisces | Eyes: Blue | Hair: Brown | Qualifications: BA (Hons) Imagemaking & Design, HND Graphic Design, Art & Design Foundation Certificate, 3 A levels & 10 GCSEs |Interests: photography, Italian restaurants, painting, cinema-going, pub-going, songwriting, football, cricket, golf, snooker, going to concerts...


Yamaha Stage Custom

5 piece Yamaha Stage Custom drumkit (22" bass/ 16" floor tom/ 13" and 12" tom toms/ 5.5" x 14" snare) - raven black finish

Sabian Pro Series cymbals (20" ride/ 18" chinese/ 16" studio crash/ 16" crash/ 14" hihats/ 10" splash)

Vic Firth 5AA drumsticks


Musicians: The Cure, Depeche Mode, Garbage, David Bowie, Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2, Queen, Massive Attack, Sting, Led Zeppelin, Moby

Music: Barber's Adaggio For Strings, "A Cidade e os Campos" (Madradeus), "Love Is Blindness" (U2), "Never Enough"/ "Secrets" (The Cure), "Exit Music" (Radiohead), "Everloving" (Moby), "Rebel Yell" (Billy Idol), "Enjoy The Silence" (Depeche Mode)

Own Music: "Lies & Unconsciousness", "It Could Be You", "Let It Go"

Films: Star Wars trilogy, Goodfellas, You Only Live Twice, Withnail & I, The Shawshank Redemption, The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Gladiator, Eyes Wide Shut, Koyanisquaatsi

Actors & Actresses: Jack Nicholson, Christopher Walken, Sean Connery, Patrick Stewart, Stephen Fry, Julianne Moore, Natalie Portman, Claire Danes, Sophie Marceau, Heather Graham

Artists: Francis Bacon, Henri Matisse, Anton Corbijn

Places: New York, The Highlands of Scotland, Barcelona, London


Currently rehearsing and gigging with Simon in his new project, Colvex.

Over past few months, Gavin has been working solidly on re-designing and re-launching The Secrets website. On the musical side of things, he has written around half a dozen songs which he describes as "to varying degrees of completion, although I'm not entirely sure what I want to do with them yet!"

UPDATE (April 2003): You can now check out the first fruits of Gav's solo project at:

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