On October 14, 2016, David Gray will release The Best Of, a 16-track greatest hits collection featuring highlights from Draw The Line, 2011’s Foundling, and 2014’s Mutineers, alongside classic songs from David’s three #1 albums, including the Grammy-nominated White Ladder. The Best Of also features two brand new tracks “Smoke Without Fire” and “Enter Lightly”.
David will play a show on July 8th at the Old Royal Naval College, London, as part of the Greenwich Music Time Festival. The show is part of a 6 day concert series which includes performances by Croatian classical-rock duo 2CELLOS, Grammy-winning jazz star Jamie Cullum, blues virtuoso Joe Bonamassa, 70s art-pop giants 10cc, and British soul and R&B singer Seal. Tickets are now available from DavidGray.com.
SiriusXM Radio announced today that David will host a new monthly music show on SiriusXM.
The new, exclusive show, ‘Tracing The Curve’, will feature David sharing insight into the singer and songwriter world and feature music by artists like Van Morrison, Nick Drake, Nina Simone, David Bowie, Elliott Smith and Lou Reed.
“Having been invited by SiriusXM to put some radio shows together, I found myself diving like a seal beneath the surface of my day to day life and into the murky depths of my music library,” said David. “I emerged several days later clutching several loosely themed playlists between my teeth. Any sonic adventure of this kind is deserving of a title, I arrived at ‘Tracing The Curve’. “
‘Tracing The Curve’ will premiere on Saturday, February 27 at 12:00 pm ET on SiriusXM’s Coffee House, via satellite on channel 14 and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as On Demand, and online at siriusxm.com.
On February 25, David will be co-headlining the second night of the Emirates Airlines Dubai Jazz Festival 2016 with Chris Botti, featuring Sting.
For more information, visit: http://www.dubaijazzfest.com/
For tickets, visit: http://bit.ly/1T2xmrE
As a special Record Store Day Black Friday exclusive, for the very first time, “A Thousand Miles Behind” is being released on vinyl on Nov. 27 in the US and Canada. This album of live covers includes songs like Bruce Springsteen’s “Streets of Philadelphia” and Johnny Cash’s “Long Black Veil”, recorded live on tour between 2001-2007. Each vinyl copy includes a free digital download of the album, and features personal liner notes with the story behind each choice of track. For more info, visit: http://www.recordstoreday.com/
SiriusXM today announced that David will perform a private show for SiriusXM listeners at the Sonos Studio in Los Angeles.
The exclusive performance will feature David playing an acoustic set featuring songs from his newest album Mutineers, as well as classic songs from throughout his career. Gray will talk with SiriusXM host Richard Blade and SiriusXM listeners about the stories behind the songs that he performs.
The special performance, “SiriusXM’s Coffee House Live with David Gray,” will air on SiriusXM’s The Coffee House, channel 31, on Thursday, July 23 at 7:00 pm ET. The broadcast will also be available through the SiriusXM App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.
David will also host a special guest DJ session on The Coffee House. The personally curated playlist will feature songs that inspired Gray as a child and helped shape his career. The special guest DJ will be available on SiriusXM On Demand beginning Thursday, July 23 through the SiriusXM App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. The guest DJ session will also rebroadcast on SiriusXM’s 1st Wave, channel 33.
The Coffee House plays singer-songwriters and rare acoustic versions of songs. Listeners will hear Jack Johnson, Passenger, Norah Jones, Ray Lamontagne, Ed Sheeran, Damien Rice, Jason Mraz, Vance Joy and Ryan Adams.
Sonos Studio in Los Angeles is an acoustically designed space that celebrates music listening and the intersection of music, art, and technology.
Here is a new version of “Snow In Vegas” that features David alone on his piano. David says, “Here is a new ‘promo style’ solo recording of “Snow in Vegas”. Performing it like this strips away all the clutter and lets you hear the song as it was originally written. I somehow feel a lot closer to the emotion in the song when I play it on my own at the piano, and this has been the way I’ve been singing it during recent shows. Sometimes I’ll go through a period with a song when it feels like less is definitely more. It’s raw and it’s real. Hope you enjoy.”