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

Soundcloud ~ Instagram ~ Bandcamp ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

Quietus Article on Experimental Music in the West of Ireland

Radio interview with An Citeal Dubh (In Irish)

Toymonger Interview & Download on Second Square To None

United Bible Studies Interview on Deep Water Acres

United Bible Studies VPRO Radio Special

United Bible Studies are featured in the book “Seasons They Change ~ The Story of Acid and Psychedelic Folk” by Jeanette Leech

Stephen Graham Article on Underground Music in the Journal of Music

The Magickal Folk of the Faraway Tree Interview on Foxy Digitalis

Frances May Morgan Article on Deserted Village in Plan B

Murmansk Interview on Foxy Digitalis


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