There are two artists with this name. One is a singer / songwriter based in America, the other was part of Australian hip-hop act Syringe Stick-Up Mama. Growing up in Los Angeles with two working parents, Gavin Heaney carried a house key with him to let himself in after school. The hours he spent alone were absorbed watching TV, especially classic music videos on MTV. A deep longing to be a rock star ensued and he taught himself to play every instrument he could get his hands on.