The reviews are pouring in. Here’s what’s being said in the press about ‘Gavin Friday and Friends’ at Carnegie Hall: Jon Pareles of the New York Times: “Mr. Friday has built a latter-day career as an eclectic, cabaret-tinged songwriter who hasn’t forgotten rock. The songs testify to romance and disillusion, while taking unexpected harmonic twists.…

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From: The Irish Times, October 3, 2009 By: Brian Boyd PROFILE GAVIN FRIDAY: He led an elite group of avant-garde chancers that included Bono and The Edge. A host of stars, including U2, will take the stage in New York to celebrate the former Virgin Prune’s 50th birthday LYPTON VILLAGE was a little known area…

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Gavin Friday’s lifelong friend Guggi (Derek Rowan) is currently exhibiting work at the Kerlin Gallery in Dublin. It’s Guggi’s third solo exhibition with the gallery and it runs through April 25th. A catalogue featuring an introduction by the Irish-born American painter and Turner Prize nominee Sean Scully accompanies the exhibition. Scully writes: “In his beautiful…

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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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Gavin Friday, Maurice Seezer, Dave-id, Guggi, Bono and Andrea Corr and a full ensemble have been working with producer Hal Willner in a Dublin studio this past week. The impromptu ensemble came together to record songs for a tribute album of ‘chantey and seamen’s work songs’.

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By Peter Murphy Back in their terrifying heyday, they threw pigs’ heads around on stage, covered themselves in muck, provided Marilyn Manson with a career and wrote ‘Community Games’ for Aidan Walsh. Having escaped the clutches of a sinister born-again Christian turned transvestite, they’re now making movies with Neil Jordan, dining with Damien Hirst and…

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Gavin and Guggi are set to appear at a Virgin Prunes matinee in Brussels on October 30. Organised by the Ancienne Belgique venue, the evening consists of the screening of unique Virgin Prunes footage, a live interview with Gavin and Guggi by Dutch DJ Lux Janssen (who will also play his favourite Virgin Prunes tracks)…

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Gavin Friday and Guggi will be signing copies of the re-issued Virgin Prunes CDs at London’s indie record shop ‘Sister Ray’ on September 29th, before their Nag Nag Nag DJ set. Signing will start early afternoon around 1.30 for copies purchased in Sister Ray. Sister Ray 94 Berwick Street Soho LONDON W1F 0QF

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