The extraordinary Anna Calvi
performed a rare solo show to open our three-night stand of musical innovators and pioneers inspired by the work of David Lynch. Calvi is one of the most powerful and captivating live performers around today, and the intimate theatre show was a perfect setting in which to hear tracks from across her career. She was joined by Dorset singer-songwriter Douglas Dare
, who played tracks from his forthcoming album for the first time in Manchester – and the mercurial Chrysta Bell
, a regular David Lynch collaborator who perfromed the first of three consecutive sets at all three nights of David Lynch Presents.
the show was followed by a disorientating DJ set in the ground-floor bar by Manchester musician/writer/producer LoneLady.