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Gavin Friday (born Fionan Martin Hanvey, 8 October 1959, Dublin) is an Irish singer and songwriter, composer and painter. is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dublin city centre at night WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin Central, Dublin North Central, Dublin North East, Dublin North West, Dublin South Central, Dublin South East European Parliament: Dublin Dialling Code: +353 1 Postal District(s): D1-24, D6W Area: 114. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Painting by Rembrandt self-portrait Detail from Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez, in which the painter portrayed himself at work For the computer graphics program, see Corel Painter. ...

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Career

He was a founding member of the post punk group, Virgin Prunes and has recorded several solo albums and soundtracks. He has maintained a close friendship with U2's Bono since both were children, and they collaborated on the soundtrack for the Jim Sheridan film, In the Name of the Father. In 2003 they wrote "Time Enough for Tears", the original theme tune for Sheridan's film In America, as sung by Andrea Corr. Post-punk was a popular musical movement beginning at the end of the 1970s, following on the heels of the initial punk rock explosion of the mid 1970s. ... In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... An Irish rock band. ... “Sound recorder” redirects here. ... In music, a solo is a piece or a section of a piece played or sung by a single performer (solo is an Italian word literally meaning alone). ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... U2 (IPA: /ju. ... For other uses, see Bono (disambiguation). ... Jim Sheridan (born February 6, 1949) is a film director who was born in Dublin, Ireland, and educated by the Irish Christian Brothers. ... “Moving picture” redirects here. ... In The Name Of The Father is a 1993 film directed by Jim Sheridan based on the true life story of the Guildford Four, four people falsely convicted of the IRAs Guildford pub bombing. ... The theme music of a radio or television program is a melody closely associated with the show, and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... In America is a 2002 film directed by Jim Sheridan, and co-written by Sheridan and his daughters Naomi and Kirsten. ... Andrea Jane Corr MBE (born May 17, 1974) is the lead singer of Irish pop-rock band The Corrs and an actress. ...


In 2005 Gavin Friday played Billy Hatchet in the Neil Jordan film Breakfast on Pluto. On the soundtrack he sings "Wig Wam Bam" and "Sand", a duet with Cillian Murphy. Neil Jordan is an Academy Award winning Irish filmmaker and novelist. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... The duet, by Hendrik ter Brugghen A duet is a musical composition or piece for two performers, most often used for a vocal or piano duet. ... Cillian[1] Murphy (born 25 May 1976) is an Irish film and theatre actor active since 1996. ...


His main collaborator since beginning his solo work in 1985 has been multi-instrumentalist, Maurice Seezer. A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... Maurice Seezer (born September 1960 in Dublin) is an Irish musician. ...


In September 2006 a 2-CD collection of sea shanties called Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Shanteys, produced by Hal Willner, was released on the ANTI- label. Friday contributes to two tracks including the lewd "Baltimore Whores" and "Bully in the Alley" with ex-Virgin Prunes bandmates Guggi and Dave-id. The reunion of Friday, Guggi and Dave-id was the first time they had recorded together since the Virgin Prunes broke up in 1985. A compact disc or CD is an optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio. ... Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys is a compilation album of sea shanties performed by a wide array of artists, ranging from Sting to Bryan Ferry, representing a variety of genres. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Hal Willner (born 1957, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a music producer working in recording, Films, TV and live events. ... ANTI- is a sister label of Epitaph Records that was launched in 1999. ... An Irish rock band. ... Guggi is an avante-garde Irish artist, once a member of the punk band The Virgin Prunes alongside his close friend Gavin Friday. ...


Friday worked again with Hal Willner in June 2007, appearing in the concert "Forest of No Return - the Vintage Disney Songbook" as part of the Meltdown Festival presented at London's newly reopened Royal Festival Hall. Sharing a stage with artists such as Grace Jones, Nick Cave, Pete Doherty and curator Jarvis Cocker, Friday performed the classic Disney tracks "The Siamese Cat Song" and "Castle In Spain". This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Royal Festival Hall reopening celebrations The Royal Festival Hall is a concert, dance and talks venue within Southbank Centre in London, England. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... Grace Jones (born Grace Mendoza on May 19, 1948, in Spanish Town, Jamaica) is a model, singer and actress. ... Nicholas Edward Cave (born September 22, 1957) is an Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, and occasional actor. ... Peter Doherty (born March 12, 1979) is an English musician, artist and poet. ... Jarvis Branson Cocker (born 19 September 1963, in Sheffield, England) is an English musician, best known for fronting the band Pulp. ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ...


Taking time out from work on his fourth solo album with Herb Macken, Friday teamed up with English composer, Gavin Bryars, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Opera North for a new interpretation of Shakespeare's Sonnets touring as part of the 2007 Complete Works Festival. Opening in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Friday presented his take on Sonnet 40 ('Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all') and narrated Bryars' 40-minute piece 'Nothing Like The Sun'. This article is about the English as a nation. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Richard Gavin Bryars (born 1943) is an English composer and double bassist. ... Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is a British theatre company. ... Opera North is a British opera company. ... Shakespeare redirects here. ... Stratford-upon-Avon Stratford-upon-Avon is a town in Warwickshire, England. ...


Friday and Macken composed the music for the Patrick McCabe play, The Revenant. The play's main theme is entitled 'Dreamland'. The Revenant is set to open for the first time as part of the 2007 Galway Arts Festival. Patrick McCabe (born March 27, 1955 in Clones, in County Monaghan, Ireland) is an Irish writer of mostly dark and violent novels of contemporary, often small-town, Ireland. ... For other uses, see Play (disambiguation). ... The Galway Arts Festival takes place in Galway, Ireland every July. ...


Discography

Albums

Each Man Kills The Thing He Loves was released in 1989 and is the debut album from Gavin Friday following his exit from the Virgin Prunes. ... Adam n Eve (released 1992) is the second album from Gavin Friday and again features Friday teaming up with musician Maurice The Man Seezer. ... Shag Tobacco (released 1995) is the third solo album from Gavin Friday. ...

Singles

  • "You Can't Always Get What You Want", 1987
  • "Man of Misfortune", 1990
  • "I Want to Live", 1992
  • "King of Trash", 1992
  • "Falling off the Edge of the World", 1993
  • "You Made Me the Thief of Your Heart", 1994
  • "In the Name of the Father", 1994
  • "Angel", 1995 (Soundtrack from the film William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet)
  • "You, Me and World War III", 1996
  • "The Last Song I Will Ever Sing", 1996 (Basquiat film soundtrack)

In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... William Shakespeares Romeo + Juliet is a 1996 film adaptation of William Shakespeares play Romeo and Juliet, directed by Baz Luhrmann starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. ... Basquiat (pronounced ) is a 1996 film directed by Julian Schnabel which is loosely based on the life of American postmodernist/neo expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. ...

Soundtracks

Bad Influence is a 1990 American film starring Rob Lowe and James Spader. ... Short Cuts is a 1993 film directed by Robert Altman. ... In The Name Of The Father is a 1993 film directed by Jim Sheridan based on the true life story of the Guildford Four, four people falsely convicted of the IRAs Guildford pub bombing. ... William Shakespeares Romeo + Juliet is a 1996 film adaptation of William Shakespeares play Romeo and Juliet, directed by Baz Luhrmann starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. ... Moulin Rouge! is a 2001 Academy Award-winning Australian jukebox musical film directed by Baz Luhrmann. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ...

Scores

Angel Baby, is an Australian film released in 1995, written and directed by Michael Rymer, and starring John Lynch, Jacqueline McKenzie and Colin Friels. ... The Boxer is a 1997 film by Irish director Jim Sheridan. ... In America is a 2002 film directed by Jim Sheridan, and co-written by Sheridan and his daughters Naomi and Kirsten. ... Get Rich or Die Tryin can refer to: The debut album of rap artist 50 Cent, released in 2003. ...

Collaborations

In 1984, Friday collaborated with cult English post-punk group The Fall, on three tracks: "Copped It" and "Stephen Song" appeared on the album The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall, and "Clear Off!" was a track on the "Call For Escape Route" EP. On all three tracks, Friday and Fall singer Mark E. Smith alternated vocals, occasionally backing each other up. For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Post punk generally refers to the particularly fertile and creative period following the initial punk rock explosion. During the first wave of punk, roughly spanning 1976-1983, bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones and The Damned began to challenge the current styles and conventions of rock... This article is about the band. ... The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall is an album by The Fall, released in October 1984. ... Mark E. Smith (born 5 March 1957) is the lead singer, lyricist, frontman, and sole consistent member of The Fall, a renowned and idiosyncratic offshoot from the UK post-punk/new wave music scenes. ...


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Gavin Friday - Biography (866 words)
Gavin Friday was born in Dublin, October 1959.
Summer 1999, Gavin travels to Kosovo on behalf of the charity Concern, to film a documentary highlighting to plight of Kosovan refugees.
Today Gavin Friday is a prolific vocalist, artist and composer, whose film work includes a collaboration with Bono for the popular 1993 film 'In the Name of the Father'.
Gavin Friday - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (215 words)
Gavin Friday (born Fionan Martin Hanvey, on 8 October 1959, in Dublin) is an Irish singer and songwriter, composer and painter.
He was a founding member of the post punk group Virgin Prunes and has recorded several solo albums and soundtracks.
In 2005 Gavin Friday played Billy Hatchet in the Neil Jordan film Breakfast on Pluto.
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