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Sunday 25 February 2018

Sinead gives Friday a helping hand to showcase his 'Catholic' tastes

Gavin Friday performs at the Olympia Theatre last night.
Gavin Friday performs at the Olympia Theatre last night.
Gavin Friday and Sinead O'Connor head to The Kitchen night club after his gig.
Ken Sweeney

Ken Sweeney

HE is famous for being the best friend of a famous rockstarBut last night Gavin Friday had a little help from a different singer -- Sinead O'Connor -- for a rare live show in Dublin's Olympia Theatre..

Just a week after the 44-year-old blasted Bono in the pages of the Irish Independent for remaining silent on the subject of clerical abuse, she took to the stage with his VBF.

I suppose it does help that Mr Friday's new album, his first in 16 years, is called 'Catholic'.

"When I asked Bono to send support and get involved in asking for truth from the Vatican, I got nothing. But Gavin got it completely with his album 'Catholic'," Ms O'Connor told the Irish Independent.

She later took to the stage to perform two tracks, 'Land on the Moon' and 'A Song that Hurts', both taken from Mr Friday's new album.

Described by U2 as their "consultant", the 50-year-old Mr Friday often travels around the world with the Irish supergroup giving them notes about their performances.

U2 were absent from Mr Friday's gig but attendees included fashion designer John Roche and wife Odette, singer Julie Feeney, artist Guggi and former 10cc member Kevin Godley.

Last night's show was as much about theatre, with Mr Friday stalking the stage as he drew from material right back to his days as a punk noise terrorist.

It's only a pity U2 weren't in attendance as their notes to Gavin would have been glowing.

Irish Independent

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