Auto Da Fe

Auto Da Fe

Infobox musical artist
Name = Auto Da Fe

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Background = group_or_band
Origin = England/Ireland (formed in Holland)
Genre = New wave
Years_active = 1980-1986
Label = Hux, ADF, Rewind, Red Hot, Stoic, Spartan, GMN, RTÉ
Associated_acts =
Past_members = Gay Woods
Trevor Knight
Mark Megaray (aka Hogan) (ex-Radiators)
Robbie Brennan
Wout Pennings
Carel van Rijn
Theo Wanders
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Auto Da Fe were an Irish new wave musical group formed in Holland in 1980 (but mainly active in Ireland) by former Steeleye Span singer Gay Woods and Trevor Knight.cite journal | last = O'Regan | first = John | title = An Irish Original | journal = Irish Music | volume = 5 | issue = 9 | pages = | publisher = | location = | date = 2000 | url= | doi = | id = | accessdate = 2008-02-03] The band's sound incorporated keyboards and electronics. Woods stated "It was the happiest musical time I ever had so far. I learned so much. I was ridding myself of a lot of things that stifled me. It was so liberating for me to stand up and not be a folies anymore. It was the easiest thing in the world because I had yearned for so long to do that music. I still love the songs I wrote at the time".

The band released a string of singles between 1982 and 1985, including "November November", "Bad Experience", and "Man of Mine" (the latter featuring Midge Ure on guitarcite web |url= |title=AutoDaFe |accessdaymonth=03 February |accessyear=2008 |author= |year= |month= | |publisher= |quote= ] ), and one studio album, "Tatitum" (based around "Jacques Tati and the art of humming"). They also released a compilation of singles tracks, and had a CD of live performances recorded by the BBC in 1983 for their "In Concert" programme, "Songs For Echo", released in 2001, the second performance featuring Phil Lynott on bass and backing vocals. Lynott also produced some of Auto Da Fe's early recordings.

The band split up in 1986. Woods later rejoined Steeleye Span. Knight went on to work as a theatre sound designer. [cite web |url= |title=Five Kinds of Silence programme |accessdaymonth=03 February |accessyear=2008 |author= |year= |month= |work= |publisher=Calypso Productions |quote= ]



*"November November" (1982) ADF/(1983) Rewind
*"Bad Experience" (1982) ADF/Rewind
*"Man of Mine" (1983) Rewind
*"Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart" (1984) Red Hot/Rewind (#24 in Ireland)
*"Credo Credo" (1984) Red Hot
*"All Is Yellow Hot Hot Hot" (1985) Spartan (#27 in Ireland)
*"Magic Moments" (1985) Spartan
*"Gazette EP" (1988) GMN


*"5 Singles and 1 Smoked Cod" (1984) Stoic (compilation of singles tracks)
*"Tatitum" (1985) Spartan
*"Songs For Echo" (2001) Hux (live 1983 recordings) [cite web |url= |title=Auto Da Fe discography |accessdaymonth=03 February |accessyear=2008 |author= |year= |month= |work=Irish Punk & New Wave Discography |publisher= |quote= ] [cite web |url= |title=Auto Da Fe Biography |accessdaymonth=03 February |accessyear=2008 |author= |year= |month= | |publisher= |quote= ]


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