Gavin Friday will be playing this year’s “Soundedit”, the International Festival of Music Producers and Sound Engineers, in Lódź, Poland. The show is scheduled at Klub Wytwórnia at on October 27th, at 7pm. Gavin will also be presenting Bomb the Bass’ Tim Simenon with the festival’s award for the production of Gavin’s 1995 album ‘Shag…

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A Shag Tobacco promo box containing CD, cigar, matches, ashtray, video and sampler fetched US $256.00 in auction on E-bay today. Similar boxes (without ashtray and sampler) have previously sold for around 50 dollars.

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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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shag tobacco i have ordinary addictions i’ve outgrown the ways of the street and the nightshade hey! goodnight ladies… ladies bye bye. iwork odd hours, get home late most nights she’s upstairs, I’m downstairs, drinking coffee in the kitchen spoon in the sugar, knife in the butter… i want you. do you love me? say…

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NME (August 19, 1995) 7 (out of 10) – …the best work that Friday has put down on record for years; while some of it harks nostalgically to early-’80s electronic cabaret…the album…fits in with such ’90s defining sounds as Portishead or Tricky. Friday creates a more ominous vibe, part `Cabaret’, part Cabaret Voltaire… Melody Maker…

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Shag Tobacco has hit the UK shops today. The album is expected to be in the European shops by the end of this week. Dutch newspaper The Volkskrant have a half page interview with Gavin in today’s issue. A showcase tour is expected to commence September 1.

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Gavin showcases his new album with a string of appearances at the Chocolate Club in POD in Dublin Apparently no press was invited. Guests included Van Morrison and Jim Kerr, Michael Hutchence and Paula Yates.

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