Funeral for a Friend talk about forthcoming Forum gig in Hatfield

WELSH rockers Funeral for a Friend are undoubtedly one of the biggest bands to have signed to play the Forum so far. And as the University of Hertfordshire venue s official media partner, the Welwyn & Hatfield Times was given an exclusive interview with b

WELSH rockers Funeral for a Friend are undoubtedly one of the biggest bands to have signed to play the Forum so far.

And as the University of Hertfordshire venue's official media partner, the Welwyn & Hatfield Times was given an exclusive interview with bass player Gavin Burrough ahead of this Thursday's gig.

Gavin joined the group in August 2008 as a replacement for Gareth Davies.

And according to the 28-year-old, the band's sound has changed as a result.


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"When someone else joins the band it changes the dynamic a little bit," he said.

"I am more of a vocalist than Gareth, so we are trying to incorporate different harmonies and share the vocals."

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Formed in 2002, Funeral for a Friend have just released a greatest hits album, entitled Your History Is Mine: 2002-2009.

But Gavin is adamant that this marks a new chapter in the development of the band, rather than the beginning of the end.

He said: "It just felt like the right time.

"It is a little bit of a line in the sand to say this is a new band with me in it."

Gavin also admitted the band were excited to be among the first groups to grace the stage at the new �38m Forum development in Hatfield.

"�38m that is a lot of money!," he said.

"It should be awesome!"

Funeral for a Friend will be at the Forum on Thursday, October 15.

Doors open at 7pm and tickets cost �15 and are available from www.seetickets.com and www.forumhertfordshire.co.uk

For more information about the band, visit www.funeralforafriend.com

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