By Pat Lynch The 2nd of three events in the Bio Rhythm exhibition currently running at the Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin featured Gavin and BP Fallon amongst a cast of music psychologists, therapists and fellow musicians to explore and discuss the relations we have with music. And specifically for the first half of the…

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Londonist reviews the 4-hour Rogue’s Gallery show in London on July 28th, 2008 Other fixtures were Ed Harcourt and Gavin Friday. Harcourt’s heartbreaking “Farewell Nancy” sounded less mournful with the Langley Sisters leading the vocals. Friday gave an inspired performance of “Baltimore Whores,” perhaps the first truly exciting performance of the evening. The pair shared…

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JournalOnline.co.uk reviews Rogue’s Gallery in Gateshead: “A smattering of highlights (there were too many to mention) would be the aforementioned Oscar winner, Mr Robbins taking the lead mic for My Son John, Sandy Dillon (whose voice suggests a Macy Gray/Steve Tyler parentage) pleading Leave Her Johnny and Gavin Friday giving the Baltimore Whores food for…

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From the Irish Independent, dated Tuesday 17 June: “Actress Elizabeth P Moynihan’s reading of Molly’s soliloquy went down a storm, while Gavin Friday’s Nighttown song, accompanied on the kazoo, was the highlight for many. “Beautiful, sinister, melodic, whispering”, enthused Senator David Norris.”

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Review of the June 6, 2003 Interference concert at Vicar Street, by Peter Murphy: Interference were always on the outside of the in-crowd, a peculiar hybrid of muso chops and stoner rock distinguished by soaring vocals and virtuoso violin. Tonight, roughly 15 years after their inception, was a sort of Last Waltz extravaganza organised by…

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In the Evening Herald on June21st, Senator David Norris wrote the following on Gavin’s 2002 Bloomsday appearance: “Gavin Friday produced a real gem, having discovered a 1928 recording of a previously undiscovered song which had a direct bearing on the text of Ulysses. It gave me great pride in Joyce and his city to see…

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Patrick Lynch sees Tomorrow Belongs to Me, July 27&28, 2006 If I Didn’t Come Up The Liffey In a Bubble (Gavin’s spoken word and autobiographical production at the 2003 Dublin Fringe Festival) was his ‘A Life Story of My Life’ show then ‘Tomorrow Belongs to Me’ certainly would seem to come from the same prized…

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Gavin Friday, accompanied by Maurice Seezer, Des Moore and Gareth Hughes played to a captivated audience for RTE’s ‘Other Voices’ in St James Church, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland on Wednesday. Starting the set with a stripped down version of ‘Shag Tobacco’ and the torch song turns vaudeville classic ‘Melancholy Baby’, Gavin belted out superb versions…

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Gavin Friday, “I didn’t come up the Liffey in a bubble”, Spiegeltent 23rd Sept 2003 By Patrick Lynch The Boy in the Bubble If the best artists wear their hearts on their sleeves, then Gavin Friday laid his bare in his Dublin Fringe Festival show “I Didn’t Come Up The Liffey in A Bubble”. From…

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‘One had the distinct impression that here was Friday’s unashamed autobiography in 3-D’ Robin Dutt reviews concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall An audience is very often the best clue to understanding a performer. Forget, however, the poster-clutching teenage mutant maniacs at a Take That concert or the droves of Michael Jackson fans dressed almost…

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