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23 June 2006
Headlining his first ever UK festival, David Gray provided a fitting soundtrack to the pink sunset stretching over Hyde Park,
as he closed day two of London's Wireless Festival...
mum's favourite treated the audience to classics such as 'Sail Away' and 'This Year's Love' plus tracks
from his latest album 'Life In Slow Motion'.
After telling the audience how "lovely" they
were, he closed on crowd favourite 'Babylon' before returning for a brief encore.
In the lead up to Gray's headline show,
KT Tunstall played her last set before she goes to start working on her second album in a studio
in Scotland. She was well received by the crowd, who sang along to the likes of 'Suddenly I See' and 'Another
Place To Fall'.
With the style of jeans in Hyde Park more of the boot-cut variety than
the skin-tight denims preferred by The Strokes' crowd the previous day, the Thursday at Wireless was
a slightly more sedate affair, with the likes of Captain and Miss Higgins warming things
up on the Main Stage in the afternoon.
But no one told Two Gallants that in the XFM Stage. The country punk duo tore through songs from
their two albums, including the mighty 'Les Cruces Jail', with Tyson Vogel beating the life out of his drums and frequently
needing assistance from his roadies to repair his battered kit.
Former Velvet Underground member John Cale
was another clear highlight in the XFM Tent with a set dominated by his own material. However he did have time to tease
the crowd with the Velvets' 'Venus In Furs'.
Other bands thrilling audiences across the three venues at Wireless included a reformed Violent Femmes,
the soulful Ray Lamontagne and the ever-energetic Fun Lovin' Criminals.
After the celeb fest of Wednesday,
Thursday was a bit light on backstage glamour, however Daniel Beddingfield was ligging it back there.
Armed with a plastic carrier bag he appeared to be doing a spot of festival shopping, though whether he bought a giant faux-velvet
top hat with bells remains a mystery
Stay posted for more coverage of Wireless London.