As well as solo work, guitarist/producer Gavin Prior currently ‘sings’ in the the acapellyptic vocal group The Primal Barber Trio. He was previously a member of United Bible Studies and has played in the Free Jazz/Metal trio Tarracóir and noise duo Toymonger.
Since graduating from UL with an MA in Music Technology he has been mostly based in Dublin and has improvised with musicians from Ireland and around the world including David Lacey, Paul G Smyth, Seán Meehan, Thollem McDonas, Rhodri Davies, Okkyung Lee and Damo Suzuki. Electronic performances combine pre-composed audio with live looping and improvising on hardware synths and homemade instruments ranging from ambient to abstract bangers.
He plays acoustic and electric guitar with preparations and extended technique. He circuit bends and modifies electronic instruments which can be heard in his recordings with Toymonger and once-off/intermittent improvisational encounters. He has performed throughout Europe, The US and Asia. From 2001 to 2005 he played in the electro-acoustic improv group Murmansk. He co-founded Deserted Village (record label/live music promotions) desertedvillage.bandcamp.com
United Bible Studies are featured in the book “Seasons They Change ~ The Story of Acid and Psychedelic Folk” by Jeanette Leech