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Gavin Friday, Kate Ellis and BP Fallon – Biorhythm live: emotion

“How can your skin betray how you really feel about a song? Why is a minor chord sad? How is music linked with memory?” Gavin Friday, Kate Ellis – who is one of the lead instrumentalists on Gavin’s new album – and BP Fallon will appear at ‘Biorhythm Live: Emotion‘ on September 16th, as part…

Courtney Love’s introduction to the Virgin Prunes

Courtney Love introduced the Virgin Prunes at the ‘Gavin Friday and Friends’ event in Carnegie Hall on October 4th. She did so eloquently and passionately, explaining how she came to know of them and what they meant to her life. What follows is a close approximation of what she said and it includes a brief…

‘The Music Show’ – Music and Film Seminar

Gavin will be taking part in the ‘Music in film – the new key to succes?’ seminar at The Music Show, a music event organised by Hot Press, Ireland’s music magazine. He will be joining John Carney (writer and director of ‘Once’) and Ken McHugh (Autamata) to talk about films, television and advertising as an…

Bloomsday Breakfast 2003 review

From the Irish Independent, dated Tuesday 17 June: “Actress Elizabeth P Moynihan’s reading of Molly’s soliloquy went down a storm, while Gavin Friday’s Nighttown song, accompanied on the kazoo, was the highlight for many. “Beautiful, sinister, melodic, whispering”, enthused Senator David Norris.”

After Schools Education Project DJ night

Gavin and Guggi started their DJ set in Lillie’s Bordello on April 30, 2003 with an Aidan Walsh tune and some classy 30’s/40’s music. Raising some 10000 Euro for charity, they ended up DJ’ng for most of the night, playing tracks like the start of Also sprach Zarathustra (from 2001 — A Space Odyssey), Prince’s…

Bloomsday Breakfast review

In the Evening Herald on June21st, Senator David Norris wrote the following on Gavin’s 2002 Bloomsday appearance: “Gavin Friday produced a real gem, having discovered a 1928 recording of a previously undiscovered song which had a direct bearing on the text of Ulysses. It gave me great pride in Joyce and his city to see…

Playlist: Gavin Friday – Death Disco Dublin

Gavin guest-DJ’ed at B.P. Fallon’s ‘Death Disco Dublin’ at Eamon Doran’s on Sunday June 2, 2002. B.P. Fallon: “It’s a great vibe, a special treat, that Gavin Friday is coming down to do some spinning. Even before his full-on madness/genius with The Virgin Prunes he was at the cutting edge, this thrusting artist spawned on…

Gavin Friday performs at Pat McCabe book launch

On February 8, 2001, Gavin performed a set at the Clarence Hotel in Dublin for a Pat McCabe book launch. Our man on the scene reported: “An hour and a half reading by Pat, followed later in the Clarence by a set by Gav that included various folk and parlour songs. Then a duet with…