TickeT gig of The week

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Front Page -

Damien Rice sure sur­rounds him­self with some tal­ented peo­ple. First Lisa Han­ni­gan, now Vyvi­enne Long. Af­ter a shy start, the only slightly ec­cen­tric cel­list led her sex­text through an an im­pres­sive – if lengthy – show in Dublin’s Vil­lage venue on Tues­day night. Tak­ing cues from The Divine Com­edy, Bat For Lashes, Tori Amos and day­time ra­dio, Long treated the au­di­ence to her tracks Freakscene and They’re Not Wav­ing, and a cou­ple of in­ter­est­ing cov­ers. The star-in-wait­ing fin­ished on a high, stand­ing and turn­ing the mic on the all-seated crowd for Happy Thoughts Will Save Me. If Tim Bur­ton dreamt up a pop star, she’d sound like this. Pho­to­graph:

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