What our reviewer said about Cathy Davey
Here’s Siobhan Long’s take, published in today’s paper: “Remember that desolate, skin-crawling childhood terror when seemingly innocuous stories and songs lodge deep in our imaginations? Cathy Davey and her lurid conglomerate of fellow one-time-children (including Lisa Hannigan, Carla Gallagher, David Turpin and Conor O’Brien) conjured a world of stardust and fairytales made of Cole Porter, Hans Christian Andersen and Rogers and Hammerstein, with a compelling atmosphere of impending doom in their arrangements. Davey’s baby-doll vocals were an intriguing mix of Marilyn Monroe, Bernadette Peters and Jane Siberry, and her charismatic composure anchored a fantasia that was largely irresistible.
Even the occasional creaky vocal didn’t dampen the spooky spirits. As with Hal Willner’s Rogues Gallery, fingers crossed that this raggle-taggle gathering doesn’t disperse just yet.”