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 Sexy MF, The Smashing Pumpkins 1979, some Madonna, Take That’s Back For Good, and they dedicated Christina Aguilera’s Beautiful to “Alison Stewart”. Gavin and Guggi ended their set with Sinead O’Connor’s Nothing Compares 2 U. The two DJs took to the dancefloor, waltzing together while the crowd looked on in awe.
Sunday Mirror, May 4, 2003, Sunday
THERE was much wailing and gnashing of teeth at Lillies Bordello on Wednesday night after the raffle for the exclusive painting by Guggi and Gavin Friday.
The two lads were holding a Celebrity DJ night to raise money for the After Schools Education & Support Project at Sheriff Street and as part of the event they raffled off a painting by Guggi and Gavin with each ticket costing EUR10 a go.
Not a bad bargain, considering Guggi’s paintings sell for around EUR20,000 a time so everyone at the event was desperate to get their hands on the coveted prize, art lovers or not. But it was a little more than luck that led to Mairead Egan, wife of Lillies owner Dave, winning the painting.
Our perfectly placed source told us: “Mairead was delighted when she won the painting – it features The Child Of Prague which is a favourite symbol of hers.
“And although her luck was in when she won the painting, she had actually bought around EUR400 of tickets – probably more than anyone else who was at the event.”
Irish Footballers Shay Given, Ian Harte, Robbie Keane, Robbie Keane, Ray Houghton, Frank Stapleton and Colm Healy came along to show their support for the fundraising night after their 1-0 win over Norway.
Although the boys were attracting many admiring glances from the ladies in Lillies, they were intent on having a lads night out, shunning female advances to stick to having a few drinks with their mates.
Bono’s wife Ali was in fine fettle on the dance floor, strutting her stuff to some of Guggi and Gavin’s original tune selection with the Edge’s wife Morleigh.
But the award for dance divas of the evening was definitely held by Hothouse Flowers man Fiachna O’Braonain and Lorraine Keane’s new brother-in-law Colin Devlin who proved that they have fascinating rhythm by the bucketload.
24/7 had a wonderful time hanging out in what became known as the Other Voices corner for the evening where the lovely Paddy Casey and band member Declan, Jerry Fish and Mundy were holding court.
Jerry Fish – whose real name is Ger Whelan – revealed that it was the second time he’d been hanging out in Lillies in a few days.
The swampadelic singer, who releases his new single Upside Down on Friday, found himself hanging out in the exclusive club with none other than grand dame Danny LaRue after his show at the Ambassador last Friday … well that’s what he told us anyway.
Also at the bash were artist Jim Fitzpatrick, film director Neil Jordan and his wife Brenda and Popstars judge Bill Hughes.
And the end result was that Gavin, Guggi and the gang managed to raise over EUR5500 for the Sheriff Street project.
Top marks all round.