|Birth name||David Leslie Gilson Lavis|
|Born||27 June 1951|
|Genres||New wave, power pop|
|Associated acts||Squeeze, Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra|
Gilson Lavis (/
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 Jools Holland, his long-term musical partner.
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