Saturday February 22, 2020

'I’m trying to create a conversation’: David Gray

On the occasion of album number 11, singer-songwriter David Gray opens up about having posh kids, making it in music – and crashing a west Cork charity gig with none other than Nick Cave

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

10th March, 2019
David Gray: ‘Skinny is over! Pump up the volume!’ Pic: Derrick Santini

David Gray cackles with glee. We’re talking about his new trousers, a subject guaranteed to make Gray – a fan of designers including Paul Smith – extremely pleased.

In the publicity shoot for his new album, Gray has ditched skinny trousers in favour of a rather outrageous wide-legged approach. Think the 1970s and Theresa May when she first took office, and you’re halfway there. “Skinny is over!” Gray insists. “Pump up the volume!...

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