“Work Hard, Connect with People, Have Fun, Repeat”
— Josh Gabbard, aka: Gatsby
In Louisville, Kentucky, Gatsby’s grandmother held a residency as a big band singer at the historic nightclub, The Rathskeller. It also happened to be the same spot F. Scott Fitzgerald drew inspiration from and wrote his famed novel. It seemed so integral to his hometown and family history, it wasn’t something that could go unnoticed: so when choosing a name for his own artist project, Gatsby just felt right.
Having spent the past 6 years sharpening his craft of storytelling, producing and songwriting for an array of artists, labels and publishers, his journey has led him to his own path as Gatsby. Surrounded by instruments and music as a child, he finds inspiration from everything. From the R&B sounds of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Nat King Cole to such pop and hip-hop artists as Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Lauryn Hill and more, Gabbard has found his own voice soulfully in-between, and he’s ready to share it.
Gatsby prides himself on being authentic while inviting a very real perspective on life, relationships and love.
"I think most of Nashville can see the growth of Pop music happening in this city. I love LA and will still be there are a lot for my career, but I'm excited to be a part of the journey and on the ground floor in Nashville." -- Gatsby