Hal Willner’s Forest of No Return, Disney tribute

Gavin’s just been added to the bill of Hal Willner‘s Forest of no return, celebrating the Vintage Disney Songbook featuring Jarvis Cocker and very special guests at the Royal Festival Hall in London THIS Sunday, June 17th. Other artists set to appear are Pete Doherty, Beth Orton and Shane MacGowan. We have also heard the…

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Gala Benefit: Rogue’s Gallery at St Ann’s

Come celebrate another successful year at St. Ann’s Warehouse with the world premiere of Hal Willner’s Rogue’s Gallery Live, a concert of selected pirate ballads, sea songs, & chanteys. As a Benefit for Arts at St. Ann’s, music producer Hal Willner will bring his signature gift for matching maverick musicians with extraordinary material. These ancient…

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The Harry Smith Project boxed set and DVD

Gavin Friday appears on the Hal Willner curated Harry Smith Project: Anthology American of Revisited 2-CD/2-DVD boxed set and the Harry Smith Project Live DVD, available separately. Both releases, in stores now, feature highlights from a series of Harry Smith tribute concerts staged in London, New York and Los Angeles by Hal Willner in 1999…

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Came So Far For Beauty – Dublin – Review

Came So Far For Beauty – reviewed by Stuart Hardy Is it really three weeks since I was in Dublin, enjoying breakfast after the first night of the Came So Far For Beauty tribute to Leonard Cohen (orchestrated by Hal Willner (long time collaborator and producer of Gavin Friday’s albums ‘Each Man Kills the Thing…

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Rogue’s Gallery reviewed: ‘salty odes’

USA Today: “Aside from a few duds (contributions from Lou Reed and Bryan Ferry seem more suited for a cruise soundtrack), this is premium booty, especially Bono’s A Dying Sailor to His Shipmate, Lucinda Williams’ Bonnie Portmore, Sting’s Blood Red Roses and tracks by Teddy Thompson, Jolie Holland, Joseph Arthur and Rufus Wainwright. The real…

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Harry Smith Tribute four-disc box set

Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer’s When That Great Ship Went Down, and Fatal Flower Garden performed live at Hal Willner‘s Harry Smith Tribute nights in London, New York and Los Angeles between 1999 and 2001 are featured on a four-disc box set titled The Harry Smith Project: Anthology of American Folk Music Revisited, due October…

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Hal Willner on Rogue’s Gallery

Hal Willner writes about recording Rogue’s Gallery on the Anti-website: ‘In London it started with Bryan Ferry & Nick Cave with Kate St. John and Warren Ellis wrangling the band together, Gavin Friday in Dublin, Joan as Policewoman in New York, & the great Jack Shit trio in Los Angeles.’ Anti also provided the liner…

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Gavin Friday takes part in Leonard Cohen Tribute

It’s a fine year for Friday-fans as hot on the heels of the news of Gavin’s solo show ‘Tomorrow belongs to me’ we are able to announce that Gavin will take part in Hal Willner’s Leonard Cohen tribute ‘Came so far for beauty’ on October 4th. Other artist on the bill are Antony, Laurie Anderson,…

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Shock and Awe: The Songs of Randy Newman

Shock and Awe: The Songs of Randy Newman, a tribute event was held at Royce Hall, UCLA Live, on January 24, 2004. Organised by Hal Willner, Gavin and Maurice performed three songs: “Pretty Boy”, “In Germany Before the War” and “You Can Keep Your Hat On”. One Elvis Costello fan reports Gavin was ‘beyond belief,…

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