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Gavin Friday writes foreword for new book on David Bowie

Gavin Friday has written the foreword for a new book of essays on David Bowie. David Bowie: Critical Perspectives is edited by Eoin Devereux, Aileen Dillane and Martin J. Power. The book contains 17 essays about Bowie and is published by Routledge (New York). Buy David Bowie: Critical Perspectives from Amazon.com Buy from Amazon.co.uk

Gavin Friday stars in Hal Willner and Eric Mingus’ rock opera Tommy

Gavin Friday will play various roles among which Uncle Ernie and the Acid Queen in Hal Willner and Eric Mingus’s re-interpretation of the rock opera Tommy exclusively at the Adelaide Festival in Australia, this coming February. The Who’s 1969 rock opera Tommy launched the band to international superstardom and inspired re-interpretations in film, opera, a…

Friday and McCabe collaboration on RTE Radio 1

Patrick McCabe’s play Brady – The Revenant, with original music composed and performed by Gavin Friday, will be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1, this Sunday at 8pm. In The Revenant we meet Francie Brady, many years since the events of The Butcher Boy, we meet Francie Brady. Brady now inhabits a form of rarefied space, returning from…

Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer receive IMRO and ASCAP award

Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer received an Irish Music Rights Organisation and ASCAP award for the ongoing success of their film compositions in the USA in 2013. “Gavin and Maurice have created some of the most inspiring, moving and memorable soundtracks in Irish film and TV across the last decade that have gone on to…

Gavin Friday and Crash Ensemble perform sold out concert at The Barbican

Gavin Friday and Crash Ensemble perform a sold out show at the Barbican’s weekend celebrating Nonesuch Records on May 17. Entitled “Explorations: The Sound of Nonesuch Records”, this curated marathon weekend marks Nonesuch Records 50th anniversary year. Crash Ensemble will perform two concerts of work from Nonesuch artists, including Frederic Rzewski’s Coming Together, featuring Gavin…

Gavin Friday and Howie B’s unique take on Shakespeare

Gavin Friday has collaborated with Howie B on a song called ‘The Summer’s Flower’. Recorded last summer in Dublin, it is their unique take on a Shakespeare Sonnet. The song is featured on Howie B’s new album ‘Down with the Dawn’, out April 7 on HB Recordings. Listen to the song on Spotify. For more…

Gavin Friday scores Patrick McCabe’s “Country & Irish”

Starring Stephen Rea and with original music by Gavin Friday, Patrick McCabe’s radio play “Country & Irish” airs this Saturday, at 9.45pm GMT on BBC Radio 3. In the Irish Midlands – where sentiment and psychopathy do an old-time waltz, and no-one gets out of the ballroom alive, Donie ‘Jellybelly’ Burris’s life is in free-fall.…

Lou Reed – ‘The Door’, by Gavin Friday

Transformer was my introduction to Lou Reed — by way of Mr Bowie, of course. I bought the album in late 1972 when I was thirteen years old. I immediately fell in love. It was typical teenage musical love: not understanding everything but knowing everything instinctually. Ziggy had an even ‘weirder’ friend who lived in…