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David Gray, Palais Theatre Melbourne 2015, photo by Ros OGorman, noise11

David Gray, photo by Ros O'Gorman, noise11

REVIEW: David Gray, Melbourne, April 5 2015

by Paul Cashmere on April 6, 2015

in Live,News

David Gray is one of those rare performers where it is just as much about the sound as the song. Gray is a totally unique performer who can perform a setlist from the obscure to the hits and still hold the audience.

David Gray, Palais Theatre Melbourne 2015, photo by Ros OGorman, noise11That said, every Gray show is a moment in time shared with the fans in the room. On Easter Sunday night, Gray gathered around 3000 of those fans to the intimate Palais Theatre in Melbourne to not only showcase his new album ‘Mutineers’ but also deliver the greatest hits, some rare moments and a spectacular epic ending.

‘Mutineers’ is the current and 10th studio album for David Gray. It is also his first independent release. Gray started the show with seven songs from the new album and demonstrated that ‘Mutineers’ is classic Gray standing along an impressive back catalogue that includes the 10 times Platinum ‘White Ladder’ from 1998.

The show expanded and contracted depending on the song going from the full piece band though to solo the solo moments of ‘Dancing With Both Feet Off The Ground’ and ‘Shine’.

This was David Gray’s fourth Australian tour. He was here is 2003, 2006 and 2009. Gray was in Australia for the Bluesfest music festival in Byron Bay over Easter and ended the Australian leg of the Mutineers tour in Melbourne before heading to New Zealand for three more shows this week.David Gray photo by Ros OGorman, noise11

David Gray setlist, Melbourne, Palais Theatre, April 5, 2015

Birds of the High Arctic (from Mutineers, 2014)
Back In The World (from Mutineers, 2014)
Cake And Eat It (from Mutineers, 2014)
Mutineers (from Mutineers, 2014)
Last Summer (from Mutineers, 2014)
Gulls (from Mutineers, 2014)
Girl Like You (from Mutineers, 2014)
My Oh My (from White Ladder, 1998)
Fugitive (from Draw The Line, 2009)
Kathleen (from Draw The Line, 2009)
The One I Love (from Life In Slow Motion, 2005)
Silver Lining (from White Ladder, 1998)
Dancing With Both Feet Off The Ground (unreleased from Mutineers sessions)
Shine (from A Century Ends, 1993)
This Year’s Love (from Greatest Hits, 2007)
Alibi (from Life In Slow Motion, 2005)
Sail Away (from White Ladder, 1998)
Please Forgive Me (from White Ladder, 1998)

Babylon (from White Ladder, 1998)
Nemesis (from Draw The Line, 2009)

David Gray dates

New Zealand
April 8, Wellington, Michael Fowler Centre
April 9, Auckland, ASB Theatre
April 10, Christchurch, Horncastle Arena

David Gray Photo Gallery Palais Theatre, Melbourne 2015. Photos by Ros O’Gorman

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