Pop/R&B outfit formed in 1986 fronted by Ed Darragh who'd previously been with Toy With Rhythm, Boy Scoutz and the Modernaines.
GFA were Winners of the Q102 Battle of the Bands Contest in 1986. They recorded an excellent double A-side single at Windmill Lane which was produced by Larry Mullen and released on Solid Records in September 1986. They played a showcase gig at the Danceline Club on September 13th to coincide with it's release. Hughie Purcell (previously a solo performer and with a writing credit on the debut single) joined the band towards the end of the year.
The band recorded at least one Fanning session.
Ed Darragh's performing career (and by association GFA) was cut short in 1987 by the kidnap of a family member and it's aftermath, involving the need for police protection, etc. This brought GFA to an end. Ed later worked in TV production and still performs on occasion.
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