David Gray Nicholas Canny: ‘Real Human’
St Malachy’s Church, Castlewellan, Co Down ¤35 (sold out) davidgray.com The last time David Gray played a bunch of solo shows in Ireland was in 1995, when he had but two albums to his name – 1993’s debut A Century Ends and 1994’s Flesh, each of which blazed with acoustic-based, anxiety-driven rage. Will Gray’s follow-up solo tour of Ireland be a match? We’ll see. The tour continues into next week in Kilkenny, Wexford and , Cork. All shows are sold out. Anseo, Camden St, Dublin, 9pm, Adm free facebook.com/ NicholasKCanny Now, don’t take this the wrong way, but technology is increasingly enabling a new generation of jazz musicians to play with themselves. As an improvised, interactive art form, jazz used to be a music that required the participation of others, but Dublin guitarist Nicholas Canny is part of a generation who are adapting a jazz approach to electronics, using software and bits of hardware to create the sort of random, in-the-moment interactions that improvisers thrive on. Canny is launching his debut album, Real Human, with a solo performance that is mysteriously described as without “physically using his laptop”. Steady.