LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN: DAVID GRAY
David Gray brought his signature mix of acoustic instrumentation and electronic samples to Wall Street for an intimate performance at the Broad Street Ballroom, housed in a 1920s building renowned for its austere Classical Revival style. The breathtaking hall of the former Lee-Higginson Bank (now part of the first-ever private elementary school below Canal Street) provided a colorful setting for the multiplatinum singer-songwriter as he played songs from the eagerly anticipated Draw the Line and his hits.
British singer-songwriter David Gray burst onto the world stage in 2000 with his multiplatinum fourth album White Ladder (which remains the bestselling album in Ireland ever), boosted by the success of the international hit single, "Babylon." In the decade since, the Grammy-nominated artist has sold over 12 million CDs and released three consecutive chart-topping albums in the UK. His first new project in four years, 2009's Draw the Line was proclaimed by USA Today "some of his most ambitious, affecting, and densely musical work to date."
To learn more about David Gray, visit www.davidgray.com.
Now an event space, Broad Street Ballroom was originally the banking hall of the building at 37-41 Broad Street, located directly across the street from the New York Stock Exchange. The grand Classical Revival structure was built in 1928 as the Headquarters of the Lee-Higginson Bank and is recognized today as "the most impressive building on Broad Street". In 2003 the space was taken over by MetSchools, Inc, a private education company that used the 120,000 square feet to create the first Pre-K through high school below Canal Street, open today as Claremont Preparatory School.