Under leadership from GCap Media, all the commercial radio stations joined together to cover this major music event in July 2005. The industry had never arranged an event on this scale and all staff from the group put them selves forward for different roles. As Gavin was working for GCap presenting on Southern FM
at the time, but living in London, he put himself forward to work on the event from the programme's network centre - Capital Radio at Leicester Square.
Gavin managed and operated the studio which recorded presenter reports from 9 international Live 8
concerts. He was also the contact for the commercial radio stations across the country for any programming issues.