Gavin Friday on new Paul Brady album

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Gavin Friday is among the many artists who join Paul Brady on his new album The Vicar Street Sessions, presenting highlights of Brady’s 23-gig run at the Dublin venue 14 years ago. The album also features Van Morrison, Sinéad O’Connor, Ronan Keating, Mark Knopfler and Bonnie Raitt.

The Vicar Street Sessions: Volume 1 will be released on Monday April 27.

Gavin Friday writes foreword for new book on David Bowie

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Gavin Friday has written the foreword for a new book of essays on David Bowie.

David Bowie: Critical Perspectives is edited by Eoin Devereux, Aileen Dillane and Martin J. Power. The book contains 17 essays about Bowie and is published by Routledge (New York).

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Gavin Friday stars in Hal Willner and Eric Mingus’ rock opera Tommy

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Gavin Friday will play various roles among which Uncle Ernie and the Acid Queen in Hal Willner and Eric Mingus’s re-interpretation of the rock opera Tommy exclusively at the Adelaide Festival in Australia, this coming February.

The Who’s 1969 rock opera Tommy launched the band to international superstardom and inspired re-interpretations in film, opera, a stage musical and more.

With Pete Townshend’s blessing, the double-album is re-interpreted by vocalist, bassist and composer Eric Mingus and legendary producer Hal Willner, featuring an eclectic cast in the starring roles, including Gavin Friday.

Festival goers will also get the chance to see Gavin Friday perform ‘Nothing Like The Sun’ with composer Gavin Bryars.

CREDITS

COMPOSER, BASS AND VOCALS Eric Mingus
PRODUCER Hal Willner
FEATURING Gavin Friday

PLACE

HER MAJESTY`S THEATRE, ADELAIDE

DATES
Preview: Thu 26 Feb, 8pm
Season: Fri 27 Feb–Sat 28 Feb, 8pm / Sun 1 Mar, 6pm

PRICES
Preview: Adult $69 / Friends $59 / Concession $55 / Under 30 $30
Season: A Reserve $89 / Friends $76
B Reserve $79 / Friends $67 / Concession $63 / Under 30 $30
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Gavin Friday and Gavin Bryars bring Shakespeare Sonnets to Adelaide

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Gavin Friday will narrate “Nothing Like the Sun’, a series of Shakespeare Sonnets set to music by the English composer Gavin Bryars at the Adelade Festival in Australia on March 4th. It will be the first time ‘Nothing Like the Sun’ has been performed since 2009 when the two Gavins toured the UK with the piece.

PROGRAM
Act 1: Laude and Madrigals featuring The Song Company Act 2: Nothing Like the Sun narrated by Gavin Friday and featuring Peyee Chen and John Potter Act 3: Mercy and Grand featuring Jess Walker

CREDITS

GAVIN BRYARS ENSEMBLE WITH GUESTS:
MEZZO SOPRANO Jess Walker NARRATOR Gavin Friday CLARINET Anna Coleman VIOLA II Imants Larsens PERCUSSION Rebecca Lagos ACCORDION James Crabb TENOR SAXOPHONE Julien Wilson PIANO Roland Peelman THE SONG COMPANY – SOPRANO Anna Fraser, Susannah Lawergren MEZZO SOPRANO Hannah Fraser TENOR Richard Black BARITONE Mark Donnelly BASS Alex Knight

PLACE
Elder Hall

DATE
Wed 4 Mar, 7.30pm

TICKETS

Two-concert package:
(Gavin Bryars Ensemble and Gavin Bryars Ensemble with Guests)
Adult $98 / Friends $84

Single concert:
Adult $59 / Friends $49 / Concession $45 / Under 30 $30

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