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David Gray

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Beck et al: Don't fake the folk

Overview by Cliff Jones, The Face, August 1994

A WASTED voice wails to a scratchy guitar, drifting in some desolate, unforgiven shopping mall limbo: "I was working at McDonald's, doing the late night ...

David Gray: Flesh (Hut 8 39770 24 10 tracks/45 mins/FP)

Review by Andrew Mueller, Melody Maker, 17 September 1994

FLESH. HONEST title. Bare, bloody, real and sweaty. Neat choice from a man apparently on an endearingly Quixotic solo crusade to rescue the idea of ...

David Gray

Interview by Johnny Black, MOJO, December 1994

THE INTRINSIC NICENESS OF JOAN BAEZ is proving a problem for David Gray. "Yes, she's very nice," he admits again, shaking his head as if ...

David Gray

Interview by Colin Harper, Folk Roots, March 1995

"THE REASON," says David Gray, at the end of our interview, "that journalism doesn't work most of the time is 'cos the artist isn't there ...

Letter From London: Garage and The New Soft Rock

Report by Phil Sutcliffe, Los Angeles Times, December 2000

"TO ME, ALL MELODIES were pure embarrassment," said Radiohead's Thom Yorke recently as he struggled to explain the making of Kid A. It hardly seems ...

David Gray: David Gray Live

Review by Colin Harper, Record Collector, February 2001

DAVID GRAY BEGAN playing live around Ireland's small but discerning music pub circuit in 1993, shortly after the release of his debut album A Century ...

Jill Scott: Who Is Jill Scott?/David Gray: White Ladder/St. Germain: Tourist

Review by Eric Weisbard, The Village Voice, 27 December 2001

"IRRESISTIBLE: CLASS with an edge," Matthew Cooke of writes in a Best of 2000 Editor's Pick for St. Germain's Tourist, and if that makes ...

Terence Trent D'Arby: Forum, London/David Gray: NEC Arena, Birmingham

Live Review by Simon Price, Independent on Sunday, 1 December 2002

Terry's all gold – even though his name is now Buddhist Jesus II ...

David Gray: An Introduction

Book Excerpt by Colin Harper, Irish Folk, Trad & Blues (Collins Press), 2004

Author's Note: There was at least one prepared but discarded chapter in my joint book with Trevor Hodgett, Irish Folk, Trad & Blues: A Secret ...

David Gray: Life In Slow Motion

Review by Dan Gennoe,, September 2005

FIRST THE GOOD news: two albums on from White Ladder, David Gray has lost none of his fragile humanity or bleary-eyed longing. ...

David Gray: Shepherds Bush Empire, London W12

Live Review by David Sinclair, The Times, 27 September 2005

FOR A SOLO SINGER-SONGWRITER kind of guy David Gray favours a reassuringly cluttered performing environment. There was so much equipment, set at odd angles here ...

David Gray: The Roundhouse, London

Live Review by David Sinclair, The Times, 16 September 2009

ON THE DAY HIS NEW ALBUM, Draw the Line, was released, David Gray began a short run of UK shows with a workmanlike performance. Four ...

David Gray: "I was ready to throw off the past"

Interview by David Burke, R2/Rock'n'Reel, November 2009

YOU'D THINK having three number one UK albums and two that charted in the US top 20, not to mention the biggest selling Irish album ...

'Song to the Siren''s irresistible tang

Retrospective by Martin Aston, The Guardian, 17 November 2011

Its writer refused to record it. Pat Boone almost killed it. Then it was resurrected as a B-side to an indie prestige project. Martin Aston on how ...


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