Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys Mon 28 Jul, 7.30pm at the Barbican in London Baby Gramps, Martha Wainwright, David Thomas, Gavin Friday, Ralph Steadman, Robyn Hitchcock, Norma Waterston, Teddy Thompson, Martin Carthy, Julie Fowlis, Eliza Carthy, Tim Robbins, Ed Harcourt, Neil Hannon, Pete Doherty & more Based on the extraordinary recent CD release produced…

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Guggi and Dave-id Busarus will join Gavin Friday to perform at Hal Willner‘s Rogue’s Gallery Dublin concert as ‘Three Pruned Men’. ‘Three Pruned Men’ recorded the song ‘Bully In The Alley’ on disc one of the Rogue’s Gallery double album. It is first time in 25 years the three ex-Virgin Prunes will perform together ‘live’.…

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Via HotPress.com we learn that Hal Willner has confirmed the preliminary line-up for the July 18th Rogue’s Gallery concert in Dublin. Performing songs from the Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys album are Teddy Thompson, Waterson: Carthy, David Thomas of Pere Ubu fame, Julie Fowlis, Baby Grapms, Ed Harcourt, Rachel Unthank, The Winterset…

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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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Gavin Friday has teamed up with producer Hal Willner to create the score for ‘Chelsea on the Rocks‘, a new movie by director Abel Ferrera (Bad Lieutenant, King of New York). Willner and Friday recorded the score as a live improvisation to the picture over two days in Manhattan earlier this month. Musicians included Tony…

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Gavin sang the Disney songs ‘Chim Chim Che-ree’ and the ‘Siamese Cat Song’ at the Stay Awake Live concert at St Ann’s in New York on Wednesday. The New York Sun writes: “Gavin Friday gave a mournful, beautiful rendition of “Chim Chim Cheree” from Mary Poppins.” (Read the full review) Babette R’s got some lovely…

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Hal Willner‘s Stay Awake 20th anniversary Gala Benefit in New York has added Gavin Friday to its line up. The event during which a large cast of musicians will be performing Disney songs will take place at St Ann’s at Dumbo, on April 2nd. Please note, tickets are between $300-1000, available from St Ann’s website.

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The Guardian reviews the Forest of No Return show and notes: “The best performances extracted new meaning from the originals: Gavin Friday camped up Lady and the Tramp’s Siamese Cat Song over an oblique arrangement by Jun Miyake…”

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Stuart Hardy reviews Hal Willner’s Forest of no return When you find yourself watching Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker, Shane McGowan and Pete Doherty on stage together, howling like dogs, you might be forgiven for wondering whether things could get any stranger. Minutes later, Gavin Friday prowls into view like a feline agent provocateur, every inch…

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