Irish singer, songwriter and composer Gavin Friday is no stranger to film. Since founding Virgin Prunes (legendary avant-garde post-punk group), in 1977, he (with music partner Maurice Seezer), has composed various albums and soundtrack, for films like ‘Short Cuts’, Jim Sheridan’s, ‘In the Name of the Father’ and Neil Jordan’s ‘Breakfast on Pluto’ (in which…

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From mQ – The IMRO magazine by Jackie Hayden – 26.10.05 These are busy times for Gavin Friday, what with his heavy involvement in overseeing the re-release of the Virgin Prunes back catalogue, his first substantial film role as a showband singer in Neil Jordan’s version of Pat McCabe’s Breakfast On Pluto, writing songs for…

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Gavin Friday talks about Disney songs, Shakespeare sonnets, Ferrara films, liking art and reading books. “Well, Suzanne Vega did a really sexy slow orchestral version of Cruella de Ville,” says Gavin Friday as he tries to remember the night before. “Lou Reed did ‘Zippidy Doo Da’. Steve Buscemi sang ‘High Ho, High Ho It’s Off…

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After the work on the re-releases had been completed, Virginprunes.com caught up with Gavin in late August to find out how the project had progressed from initial idea to final execution. Keen to explain the process, in this first installment of the interview Gavin takes us through the building of the relationship with Mute Records…

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From Ireland Evening Herald, April 2003 FROM LA TO INNER CITY : Band’s stunner teaches tin whistle to kids ANDREA CORR’S THE QUEEN OF SHERRIFF ST. Andrea Corr has been shunning the high life of late to give inner-city kids music lessons, the Diary can reveal. The Corrs singer has been accompanying her friend singer…

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The Sunday Mirror interviewed Gavin about his DJ stint: ROCK star Gavin Friday may have launched his new career as a DJ but you won’t see him dancing about for a while. The former Virgin Prunes frontman’s record-spinning debut was at BP Fallon’s second Death Disco Dublin event last week. Gavin said: “I had surgery…

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1982 interview from U2 Info Service, by Geoff Parkyn Apart from the fact that Edge’s older brother Dik Evans plays guitar in The Virgin Prunes, there are links between the two bands that go back to their childhoods, and recently Gavin Friday of the Virgin Prunes shed some light on their names: “The U2 connections…

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Excerpts from an interview with Peter Murphy in the Sunday Independance, August 2000. ‘[ painting was ] the only thing I was good at in school – it was the only thing I got an Honour in, I did crap in my Leaving. But when we were on tour in our mad days of the…

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