Live Review: Macy Gray / Toshín – The Button Factory, Dublin 12.06.2022

Macy Gray played The Button Factory Dublin with support coming from Toshín.

Opening the show was Dublin pop-funk singer Toshín, usually a full band but tonight was only a duo, Tosin Bankole and a multi-instrumentalist playing keys / bass and doing backing vocals.
Telling us at one point how in the past she didn’t love herself and one day looked in the mirror and all that changed so she wrote the song She which was played, at another point asking was there anyone here that likes to eat, is there anyone here that likes to sleep, is there anyone here who likes to have sex, after which they played a song called Eat Sleep Sex Desire.
She played eight songs in total finishing out the thirty five minute set with a song call Knock Knock.

The band arrived on first and started into an intro P.T.S.D after which Macy arrived on stage in a blue flowing dress and the firsts songs on of the set were Relating to a Psychopath / Why Didn’t You Call Me / Do Something to the delight of the whole room. It was then the turn for one of Macy’s covers the Metallica classic Nothing Else Matters after which Billy West (Keyboards) opening up the next sing singing Still soon to be joined by Macy, after Still it was Sweet Baby where Macy told us this is for the sexy people and they came all the way to sing for us and hear us scream and the screaming should be for yourselves also, so throw your heads back and scream loud, release all the tension and they played Me With You.
It was then the turn of a brand new song Every Night followed by another classic cover Creep (Radiohead)
After this Macy left the stage leaving the band to play and mid-way through the the keys & Bass left only leaving the drums and percussions to do a solo, kays & bass came back and played another intro and asking us to clap so Macy can feel it, which she must have as she arrived back out with a custom change and they played The Disco Song / Da Ya Think I’m Sexy (Rod Stewart) / Sexual Revolution / Mr Policeman (Eva Simons) and of-course no Macy Gray show was going to pass by without the hit I Try to which the whole room snag along.
That was the end of the main set and after a short break they come back out Macy has changed again and this time drummer Josh takes a stool beside Macy with a acoustic guitar and they finished out the night with Thinking of You / Mercy / The Letter.

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