Gavin Friday has recorded vocals for the song “Kangaroo” by Big Star (Alex Chilton) on the compilation album “Why hast Thou forsaken me” by Universal Daughters. The band Universal Daughters, put together for the project, includes among others Mike Patton’s guitarist Alessandro “Asso” Stefana, Mamuthones’ drummer Maurizio Boldrin and members of Verdena (one of Italy’s…

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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…

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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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Gavin has contributed to a charity single, “The Ballad of Ronnie Drew” in honour of The Dubliner’s singer Ronnie Drew. The proceeds will benefit the Irish Cancer Society at Ronnie Drew’s request. The track will be available in Ireland only as a download on Friday, February 22 and week later on CD. The song was…

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For the 2007 Lunchbox Auction, 100+ iconic celebrities from the entertainment, fashion, art, music, literary and culinary worlds remind us that food matters by creating personalized lunchbox art for online auction. The auction, which goes live on Friday, December 7, 2007 at 12 a.m. EST, will benefit two hunger-relief organizations: Food Bank For New York…

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From the Sunday Mirror, March 21, 2004: RADAR: CHARITY TUCKS IN FOR GAV BY SUZANNE KERINS GAVIN FRIDAY was at a special dinner thrown in his honour by the Irish Hospice Foundation on Friday night at the Shelbourne Hotel. The special dinner was to thank Gavin for all his hard work on the Peter And…

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Peter and the Wolf auction, Christie’s New York, November 21, 2003 Ruth Barohn and Christopher Conroy It was a Friday night. And not just literally. Three years to the day after musician and artist Gavin Friday narrated the Prokofiev classic Peter and the Wolf” at Dublin Castle, with the orchestra from the Royal Irish Academy…

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On Friday, Bono’s Peter and the Wolf paintings will be on view at Christie’s in New York. Details of Auction and Viewing: Public Viewing: One day only, Friday November 21, 2003 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Christie’s, 20 Rockefeller Plaza Tel. 212-636-2000 Cost: Free and open to the public.

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“Usually, what (children) are hearing is drum machines and Dr. Dre or heavy-metal guitars,” he says via telephone from Dublin. What he and Seezer wanted to do is show “there’s a few other instruments out there.” Gavin talks to USA Today. Check the right hand column for an additional real audio excerpt from the phone…

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