Gavin Friday

About Gavin Friday

Founder of the Virgin Prunes, Gavin Friday spent the late-1980s and early-'90s moving away from the discordant art expression that dominated the Prunes’ turbulent but vivid career. Following their demise he opened a cabaret nightclub (The Blue Jesus), and his solo career was largely inspired by the pre-war Berlin vaudeville of Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill as evidenced on 1990’s EACH MAN KILLS THE THING HE LOVES, produced by Hal Willner. ADAM 'N' EVE found the artist in a more playful state as he parodied himself on the self-eulogizing "King Of Trash." His the late-'90s, he switched his attention to soundtracks, creating music for films like IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER and SHORT CUTS.

Dublin, Ireland
October 8, 1959