Jay Brannan – Biltmore Cabaret – November 24, 2010
A boy and his guitar, that’s all it took for an evening of beautiful music.
Jay Brannan, fresh off the plane from Montreal, is on a quick 5 city Canadian tour.
This half-way show in Vancouver came upon one of the coldest nights of the year, yet somehow the cold suited the night as everyone was huddled together in the cozy Biltmore warmed by some witty, emotional lyrics and his lush vocals. Perhaps reflecting his acting skills, Jay has an almost musical theatre like voice, at times emotional and melancholy where as to others it’s comedic and charming. Telling stories, whether in lyrics or to the audience between songs is an art that he has perfected. The audience was genuinely enamoured by the charms of this superstar in the making as he carried on a what felt like conversation with a couple hundred of his closest friends who sang along to “Christmas Really Sucks”, “Housewife” and “Beautifully”
No pretension, no demands, just great music from a sincerely nice, brilliantly talented guy