DE143 Justin Gambino | It’s Justin Time For Justin Gambino!

Justin Gambino (born May 18, 1986) is a songwriter, performer and recording artist from Houston, TX.

Gambino was born in Brazoria County, Texas, in the city of Lake Jackson. Residing there for ten years before moving to Angleton, TX. Gambino was homeschooled his whole life and was raised in a Baptist Church in a small town called Bailey’s Prairie. After his family relocated to another church in 2002, they made their home at a non-denominational church within the Foursquare family. Gambino, already playing the guitar and singing for about a year at this time, started to play and sing in the church Youth Group while leading worship. Gambino then started to ttend Brazosport College, Richwood in 2004, but later dropped out to start his eight year enlistment term with the U.S. Navy, where he served one tour in Iraq as a United States Seabee it NMCB (Naval Mobile Construction Battalion) Twenty Eight in 2007. When faced with the decision to re-enlist or to leave the Navy, Gambino was very passionate about his music and believed that he would go somewhere with it. Tate Mus ic Group out of Oklahoma helped him make his decision when they called him with a record deal to sign several months after submitting the original, “Your Love Runs Deep” from the album “Shadows” by Shattered Silence (released Feb 4th, 2014). Gambino then left the Navy to pursue his career in music , January of 2013. 

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Some of Gambino's favorite pastimes is spending time with his wife, Ashley, going out to the movies, visiting coffee shops, ishing and kayaking, while not on tour with music. Gambino is a committed follower of Jesus Christ; however, his goal with music has always been to make music for everyone. Gambino believes that music can speak where words can’t and he desires to write music not for a certain audience, but music that anyone can relate to in their own life.

Gambino cites Jon Foreman, Switchfoot, John Mayer, Jeremy Camp, David Gentiles, Skillet, Dave Matthews Band, just to name a few, as some of his musical influences. 

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