Friday, December 9, 2016

A Word Of Explanation

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, Columbian Hi-Rise, The Durells, The Smith and Baker Band, Von Block, Radio 9, Sightseers, Höglin Baker and Enslave The Zombie.

There are around 60 albums up on Gavin John Baker's  Bandcamp page. This includes music by most the bands Gavin has been involved with. Unlabel also have a number of Gavin John Baker and related albums on their bandcamp page.
Gavin John Baker bandcamp
Gavin John Baker itunes
Gavin John Baker spotify
Gavin John Baker soundcloud
Gavin John Baker twitter
Gavin John Baker facebook
Gavin John Baker discography
Gavin John Baker this is my jam
Gavin John Baker instagram

Billy Mahonie, Sightseers, Jet Johnson, Höglin Baker & Enslave The Zombie all now have their own bandcamp pages:
Billy Mahonie bandcamp
Sightseers bandcamp
Jet Johnson bandcamp
Höglin Baker bandcamp
Enslave The Zombie bandcamp

Enslave The Zombie also now has a facebook page and is on instagram

June 2022

New solo album out 13th June. Last Light. 10 tunes of pop and mildly folky pop.
Accompanied by Albert Baker on drums and Caroline Nesbø Baker singing.

May 2022

Sightseers release their debut album on Big Pink Records.
Vinyl and download. 
8 Tunes of post punk - new wave.
Sightseers on facebook
Sightseers on instagram

February 2022

The Enslave The Zombie live band album is out now as a limited CD and download.
The Live band consists of Albert Baker (guitar, drums), Gavin Baker (guitar), Erik Solis (bass) and Kenneth Bæver Bjerke (drums, guitar).
Recorded in summer 2021 by ourselves and mastered by Jon Hamilton.
Released on Dave Briggs' Folk Archive label.
8 tunes of rock/prog/math/metal instrumental goodness: Surf Rock Chicken, James Bunghole, Electric Foetus, Captain Crimson, Dumbass, Squirmy Wormy, Six Fire Six & Darkbone.
Available exclusivly from bandcamp for the first couple of weeks:
Then out on all digital platforms in March.

Gavin in collaboration with son Albert has released an album of synthy gnarly rost rock entitled You Can Choose. 
It comes under The Enslave The Zombie moniker and was recorded with the help of other son Bo, who adds some synth.
The album has six tunes: Crustacean Walk, Ghengis Grumble, Creakus, Gene's Modern Telepathy, Last Man At World's End & Trans Clam.
It was recorded in spring and summer 2021. 
It is available as a download from the Enslave The Zombie bandcamp
Or itunes and spotify and most other digital platforms.

January 2022

Second tune lifted from Enslave The Zombie (live band) forthcoming Album. 
James Bunghole, a spy anthem, recorded in the summer of 2021 at the Big Pink rehearsal room in Kongsberg, Norway.
The single is available as a download from the Enslave The Zombie bandcamp
Or itunes and spotify and all other digital platforms, I think.

November 2021

Debut single from the Enslave The Zombie live band is out now. 
Surf Rock Chicken is taken from the debut album due out start of February 2022 on Folk Archive Records.
The live band consists of Albert Baker (guitar/drums), Gavin Baker (guitar), Erik Solis (bass) and Kenneth Bjerke (drums/guitar)
The single is available as a download from the Enslave The Zombie bandcamp
Or itunes and also spotify
There's also a video on youtube.

October 2021

New album from Gavin John Baker and Christian Børke. 
Planet Hopper on Folk Archive Records: 6 tunes of krautrock. 
Download and limited CD release:
Download and CD  from Folk Archive Records
Download from my bandcamp

March 2021

New album from Enslave The Zombie. Music from the film Oberdob. The film is one horse-man's story of revenge. Music written and played by Albert Baker and Gavin Baker. Fourteen songs, instrumental rock mostly.

November 2020

New album available 13th November. All Good Things. Ten songs recorded between 2015 and 2018. The album started life as the Höglin Baker third album but became a solo record by Gavin John Baker after Höglin Baker dissolved. Released on Folk Archive Records

It's available as a download from my bandcamp and Dave Briggs' bandcamp and spotify and itunes
Also available as a limited cdr from Folk Archive in London and from myself in Kongsberg, Norway.

April 2020

New album released now. Recorded last year with David CW Briggs. This time a long kind of double album length album entitled Sunshine Recorded featuring 13 tunes. Released now on Dave's Folk Archive Records. Limited CDr copies available from myself in Kongsberg and Dave in London.
Check it out here:
My bandcamp
Dave's bandcamp

February 2020

Single release. One track, in edited form from a new album recorded in collabaration with David CW Briggs. Singing Today on Folk Archive Records. Available at the following places: my bandcamp, Dave's bandcamp, iTunes and Spotify. The new album, Sunshine Recorder is due around easter time.

January 2020

New album by Enslave The Zombie is out now entitled Zarzoz. 14 tunes of avant rock, punk and electronica. Out on Rotations Records.
The album is available from the Enslave The Zombie bandcamp page.
Also spotify and itunes.

Also a new EP by Höglin Baker, Disaster at the Gunpowder Mill is out now. Five tracks, mostly electric folk and country rock instead of the acoustic folk of the previous two albums. A full length electric album to follow in 2020.
Available via bandcamp here and Höglin Baker's bandcamp. Also via spotify and iTunes.

April 2019

I have a new album out on Folk Archive Records. It comes as a limited CD and a download via bandcamp. The album is named Songs For My Wife and has 11 songs.
The cover is a self portrait painted by unknown Danish artist Jørgen Schrøder
The album is available from Dave Brigg's Folk Archive Records
And from my bandcamp page.
Digital release via Big Pink Records of Norway on spotify and itunes.

December 2018

My album Silent Spring gets a double CD release today via Folk Archive Records.
It has ten instrumental tracks. And can be bought and heard here:
Silent Spring on Folk Archive Records
And on itunes and spotify.

November 2018

New album by Enslave The Zombie. Down In Mercy Bottom. 22 tracks. 4 covers. Recorded in summer and autumn 2018. Available as a download from the Enslave The Zombie bandcamp.
And digital places like spotify and itunes.

October 2018

New album by me and David CW Briggs Out now: Escargot To Go. Ten tunes of medium psychedelic folk pop loveliness. Out now via my bandcamp or Dave's bandcamp.
Also here: Escargot To Go on spotify
And here: Escargot To Go on itunes
But it's best to buy the physical CD for when the world goes under and the internet dies.
Limited edition CD available from my bandcamp or Dave's bandcamp At a very reasonable price.

October 2018

My album Night In The Open is now available on streaming and other digital platforms via Big Pink Records:
on Spotify
on iTunes
on Klicktrack
Also still available as a CD from Folk Archive Records
And download or CD from the Folk Archive Bandcamp


A couple of other projects are getting finished: a new solo album named Songs For My Wife ; an album with the post punk band I play in: Sightseers ; a new electric Höglin Baker album ; and a new album by Enslave The Zombie where I join my 9 year old son to make some rock noise. After all this I'm going to have a rest.

May 2018

New full length album out now by Enslave The Zombie.
Grungey sludgy heavy rock. Drums and vocals by my 9 year old son Albert & guitars mainly by me. Very proud of this one. Try some enslaved zombie in your life.

Also a new solo album entitled Silent Spring is out now. 10 tunes of instrumental music.

March 2018 

New EP released by Höglin Baker: The Werewolf.
The title track is taken from Höglin Baker's Old Timey Mix plus three tunes from the same sessions: Kari Pers Polska, The Time Has Passed and Hippies And Cops. Dave Baker (vocal, mandolin), Gavin Baker (vocal, guitar), Stefan Höglin (5-string banjo).

Available as a free (or pay as much/little as you want) download:

Any money from downloads will go to a rhinoceros charity:

Also, as of march 2018, currently working on a new Enslave The Zombie full length album and a new solo album of instrumental rock music entitled 'Rats' or 'Silent Spring'.

February 2018

New album out now on Folk Archive Records. Night In The Open has ten songs. It's a folk pop record. Limited edition CDr available from:
Also available digitally from bandcamp:

Recorded in autumn 2017 with the help of Kenneth Bjæver Bjerke, Svein Olav Eriksen and David CW Briggs. Songs are: Summer Layabout, Night Spent In The Open, Eggcup, Traitor's Gate, Steady From The Wreck, Clay Man, Hiding Under Leaves, The Lights Go On, Fortune and Reading The Runes. Folk Archive Records FA026

January 2018

Höglin Baker's covers album is out now. Höglin Baker's Old Timey Mix.
Out for download on Big Pink Records.

Big Pink Records Shop:
Höglin Baker's bandcamp:
Listen on spotify:
Contact me directly to get a hold of a handmade CDr version plus bonus songs.

12 songs: The Werewolf, The Battle Of The Somme, The Roving Gambler. Reiselått Etter Gamle Kleven, Gum Tree Canoe, Steam Powered Aereo Plane, Linda-Kia, Battleship Of Maine, The Hills Of Greenmore, Leaning On The Everlasting Arms, Don't let Your Deal Go Down, Shady Grove.
Dave Baker (vocal, mandolin), Gavin Baker (vocal, guitar), Stefan Höglin (5-string banjo).

November 2017

Billy Mahonie are reuniting for a 20th anniversary concert on November 18th in London. We are playing at Mirth Marvel And Maud in Walthamstow at a special event celebrating the publication of the post rock book by Fearless by Jeanette Leech published by Jawbone Press.

The gig entitled Fearless is part of the The End festival. A week and two days of superb music shows all across London from 16th November to 24th including David Thomas Broughton, McAlmont and Butler, Hawk and loads more.

The bill for the Fearless evening includes: Black Peaches + RM Hubbert + Land Observations + Billy Mahonie + Ilk + Kompromat + Jeanette Leach + David Callahan (Moonshake/The Wolfhounds) + I-Ality HiFi Djs + Right Hand Left Hand.

Doors are at 5.00pm. First live music at 5.30pm. BM stage time 9.00pm 

October 2017

Gavin John Baker's new album Rise With The Sun is now out as CD with on  Reverb Worship.
Also available digitally on Big Pink Records Klicktrack Spotify iTunes Bandcamp

September 2017

Three tunes from Höglin Baker's forthcoming album entitled Höglin Baker's Old Timey Mixture are now available via Höglin Baker's new bandcamp page.  The album is a covers album of old timey, folk and country music. Due for an autumn release.

The album has 15 tracks performed by Dave Baker, Stefan Höglin and Gavin Baker. The track listing is: The Werewolf, The Battle Of The Somme, The Roving Gamble, Reiselått Etter Gamle Kleve, Battleship Of Maine, Linda-Kia, Don't Let Your Deal Go Down, The Time Has Passed, Kari Pers Polska, The Hills Of Greenmore, Gumtree Canoe, Leaning On The Everlasting Arms, Steam-Powered Aereoplane, Hippies And Cops, Shady Grove.

August 2017

Out now a new album recorded in collaboration with David CW Briggs.
A Meal For Two out now on Reverb Worship as a CD and digitally on Spotify, iTunes, Klicktrack and direct from Big Pink Records.
It's also available via Gavin John Baker bandcamp & David CW Briggs bandcamp now.

It includes 12 slices of alt-folk slightly psychedelic pop and rock. Drums by my son Albert Baker.
Three videos from the album are up on youtube: Stung By A Bee, Have You Decided Who I Am To Be & Who Knows Where The Times Goes can be heard and seen here:

Soem reviews:
Bliss Aquamarine
The Sunday Experience

July 2017

Gavin John Baker's new album Rise With The Sun is released digitally on July 28th 2017 on Big Pink Records.
Listen and download here: Big Pink Records Klicktrack Spotify iTunes Bandcamp
The album will get a physical release on CD on Reverb Worship in September 2017.

June 2017

Höglin Baker have finished a new album entitled Old Timey Mixture. An album of 15 cover versions of our favourite artists. Due for release in the autumn 2017. Recorded in 2016 and 2017. More details soon.

May 2017

New EP by Enslave The Zombie entitled Pumpkinhead is now available.
Six tunes of heavy rock and dumb ass metal.
Out now via Enslave The Zombie bandcamp
And on spotify.

October 2016

The Höglin Baker 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 Record

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 and on spotify.

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

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Bands

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 bandcamp
The Baker Boys soundcloud
The Baker Boys discography
The Baker Boys myspace

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 bandcamp
Billy Mahonie spotify
Billy Mahonie itunes
Billy Mahonie soundcloud
Billy Mahonie discography
Billy Mahonie facebook
Billy Mahonie youtube
Billy Mahonie twitter
Billy Mahonie myspace
Billy Mahonie wikipedia

Columbian Hi-Rise

Gavin played with Columbian Hi-Rise between 1996 and 1998. The band were Neil Childs (guitar, vocal), Gavin Baker (guitar), Jon Foster (bass, piano), Tom Graham (drums). They self released an album in 1998.
Colmbian Hi-Rise bandcamp
Columbian Hi-Rise itunes
Columbian Hi-Rise spotify
Columbian Hi-Rise discography


The Durells

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

Enslave The Zombie

Formed in late 2015, Enslave The Zombie is a metal & techno/electronica band consisting of Albert Baker (ipad, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, stylophone,& vocals) sometimes assisted by Gavin Baker (guitar, bass). They have released several eps and albums via their bandcamp page.
In 2022 Albert and Gavin were joined by Erik Solis and Kenneth Bæver Berke on bass and drums. They released and album in 2022.
Enslave The Zombie bandcamp
Enslave The Zombie spotify
Enslave The Zombie itunes
Enslave The Zombie soundcloud 1
Enslave The Zombie soundcloud 2
Enslave The Zombie partial discography

Gavin John Baker

In the last seven 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 spotify
Gavin John Baker itunes
Gavin John Baker soundcloud
Gavin John Baker twitter
Gavin John Baker facebook
Gavin John Baker discography
Gavin John Baker myspace
Gavin John Baker & David CW Briggs spotify
Gavin John Baker & David CW Briggs itunes


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

Höglin Baker

Formed in 2015 this is a country and newgrass duo comprising of Gavin Baker (guitar, vocal) and Stefan Höglin (banjo). They released a debut album accompanied by Dave Baker (mandolin) in October 2016.
Höglin Baker website
Höglin Baker at Big Pink Records
Höglin baker spotify
Höglin Baker itunes
Höglin Baker bandcamp
Högln Baker discography
Höglin Baker facebook
Höglin Baker soundcloud
Höglin Baker youtube

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 bandcamp
Jet Johnson spotify
Jet Johnson itunes
Jet Johnson soundcloud
Jet Johnson discography
Jet Johnson 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 bandcamp
Meets Guitar spotify
Meets Guitar itunes
Meets Guitar soundcloud
Meets Guitar discography
Meets Guitar mypace

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 partial discography


Gavin plays bass in Sightseers with Vegard Eggum (guitar, vocal) of  As The Tired Trains Cross Europe and Meadows & Io and Christian Børke (drums, keyboards etc) also from Meadows & Io. The band play new wave / post punk and released an album in 2022.
Sightseers at Big Pink Records
Sightseers discography

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 bandcamp
The Smith And Baker Band spotify
The Smith And Baker Band itunes
The Smith and Baker Band soundcloud
The Smith and Baker Band discography
The Smith And Baker Band facebook
The Smith and Baker Band 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 bandcamp
Von Block soundcloud
Von Block discography
Von Block myspace