born on 27/6/1951 in Bedford, East of England, United Kingdom
Gilson Lavis (born David Leslie Gilson Lavis, 27 June 1951, Bedford, England) was the drummer for Squeeze from 1976 until 1992. More recently, he has been drumming for Jools Holland's Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.
Before joining Squeeze, he had already built up a substantial amount of experience, having toured with Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Dolly Parton. He was working in a brickyard when he noticed the advertisement in Melody Maker for Squeeze.
Lavis now tours around the United Kingdom with his long term musical partner, Holland.
Gilson Lavis is also a portrait artist having had several exhibitions in London and the home counties.
- The Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. JoolsHolland.com.
- Gilson: A Speckled Career. Squeezefan.com.
- Official website
- [Gilson Lavis at All Music Guide Gilson Lavis] at Allmusic
- Gilson Lavis at the Internet Movie Database
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|Former members: Paul Gunn Harry Kakoulli Jools Holland Gilson Lavis John Bentley Paul Carrack Don Snow Chris Holland Keith Wilkinson Andy Metcalfe Matt Irving Pete Thomas Kevin Wilkinson Ashley Soan Hilaire Penda Chris Braide|
|Management and Producers: Miles Copeland III John Cale John Wood Roger Bechirian Elvis Costello Dave Edmunds Nick Lowe Phil McDonald Laurie Latham Eric "ET" Thorngren Steve Forward Tony Berg Peter Smith|
|EPs: Packet of Three|
|Studio Albums: U.K. Squeeze Cool for Cats Argybargy East Side Story Sweets from a Stranger Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti Babylon and On Frank Play Some Fantastic Place Ridiculous Domino|
|Singles: See here|