Thursday, 28 August 2008

*** jay brannan @ komedia

Jay Brannan @ Komedia

*** exceptional experience

What a wonderful treat
The man in person is about 10 times more wonderful than he is on an already much loved album - beguiling and charming and lightly ironic and warm and funny and conversational with a voice like honey and lyrics that can arrive like a perfectly remembered thought. Also fantastic to see his guitar playing - he seems to do very little with his left hand and yet out comes a lovely intricate melody of string sounds.
As well as the songs we know he sang a sensational version of Joni Mitchell's ‘All I Want’ and a sweetly complex new love song

Oh and of course he also just happens to be utterly beautiful
As new queer role models go i cannot think of a better man for the job

Supported by Bitch - who was also in 'shortbus'

Smart funny singer with strong line of anti-bush sentiments and impressive musicianship playing violin - she plays on jay's album - ukulele - making it sound cooler than I've ever heard it - and a pair of percussion balls she used with a number that used poetry to begin and bass guitar. Her sound sometimes reminds of Martha Wainright but in a good way. Intelligent spunky songs we liked enough to buy her album
A really great night out and easily worth the travel to brighton

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