We are saddened to hear the news that the musician / songwriter Gavin Clark has died this week. Gavin will be known to many as the musical collaborator on most (if not all) of Shane Meadows films. Our paths crossed several times over the years, usually when we went to watch Clayhill the band that Gavin had with Ted Barnes and Ali Friend. In fact it was only last year that he dropped by our office to say hello and tell us what he was up to. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
The words below are those of Shane Meadows (and taken from his website):
“How do you capture in words, what the death of someone you love means to you, means to his children, his family, his friends. The only person I ever knew who had that capability was Gavin. His music elevated my early work from student tat (in the early 90’s) into something resembling art, he’s penned at least one unforgettable song for pretty much everything I’ve ever made and his latest, as yet unreleased songs, are his greatest and have once again become the emotional heartbeat of my latest project.
Anyone who knows his work, knows his pain, anyone who met him, will never forget him and for those that saw him play live, his voice remains tattoo’d in their heart. No PA system could contain him, no recording could capture him and I know I will never meet anyone like him again.
Gavin I love you so much brother and I miss you like frikk already. Xxx.”