Remembering Ken Thomas

We are sad to learn of the passing of Ken Thomas, the legendary record producer who worked with David Bowie, Queen, Public Image, The Cocteau Twins, Sigur Rós and M83. Ken produced Gavin Friday’s album ‘catholic’ in 2011. Our thoughts are with his family. Gavin: “Ken Thomas was an extraordinary man. Such a talent, a…

Read More

Gavin Friday and Howie B on Allen Ginsberg tribute album

Allen Ginsberg Fall of America

Gavin Friday and Howie B have recorded the song “Death on All Fronts (America is Falling)” for the Allen Ginsberg Tribute album The Fall of America, A 50th Anniversary Musical Tribute. A benefit for HeadCount.Org, the album is dedicated to Hal Willner. Musically Interpreting poems from Ginsberg’s The Fall of America: Poems of these States…

Read More

Gavin Friday presents ‘A Tribute to Hal Willner’ on U2 X-Radio

Listeners in North America can tune into U2 X-Radio this Friday, August 14th for the premiere of Gavin Friday’s new monthly radio show. The show, called “Gavin Friday presents” will kick off with A Tribute to Hal Willner, the great American music producer who passed away in April this year. Hal Willner was a friend…

Read More

Emerald Germs radio plays return to RTE 1

Emerald Germs, the nine radio plays adapted from Patrick McCabe’s book, for which Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer composed the music, is 20 years old this month. To celebrate, RTE 1 radio will repeat the plays starting today, Wednesday July 8th, at 10.30 pm GMT. (Listen here) Featuring a high profile cast including Niall Toibin,…

Read More

T Rex tribute AngelHeaded Hipster out on September 4th

AngelHeaded Hipster, the Hal Willner produced tribute album to the songs of Marc Bolan & T Rex, will be released on September 4th.  The double album features Gavin Friday on two songs: “The Leopards” “She was Born to be My Unicorn / Ride A White Swan” – with Maria McKee

Read More

Gavin Friday, Ute Lemper, Blixa Bargeld, Meow Meow, Camille O’Sullivan perform Bertolt Brecht Songs And Poems in Dublin this Autumn

GAVIN FRIDAY, Ute Lemper, Blixa Bargeld, Meow Meow, Camille O’Sullivan perform the songs and poems of Bertolt Brecht in NCH’s Perspectives: CHANGE THE WORLD series. “Bertolt Brecht Songs And Poems For 2019”, a re-imagining of Bertolt Brecht’s work will take place at The National Concert Hall in Dublin on Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September 2019. Tickets…

Read More

Gavin Friday talks Picasso – RTE Radio One ‘Arena’

Gavin Friday will be talking about Picasso’s painting “La Vie” on RTE’s art show “Arena” this coming Monday (June 3) on Radio 1, from 8-9pm. The theme of the show is “Blue”. He will also be reciting “A Blue Diamond Pill”, a poem by Jeremy Reeds and a teaser for a future release. Listen back…

Read More