Live from Fez
'Berkeley sings in a lustrous melancholy voice...as his melodies ascend to become benedictions and consolations, the music shimmers and peals.' --The New York Times 'Often compared to Nick Drake, Tim Buckley and Donovan due to his emotive, airy vocals and generally pensive qualities, Berkeley crafts his songs like watercolor paintings. Intimate and introspective, his gentle yet colorful melodies are graceful and resonate long after the last note fades.' --Creative Loafing, Atlanta, GA 'Berkeley's songs hit the ear like poetry, complete with irregular rhyme schemes and turns of phrase that don't always flow logically but somehow still work. Berkeley's voice ranged from airy to husky, sometimes in the span of one emotional word, and he complemented his own vocals with solid guitar work.' --Birmingham News This is David Berkeley's third release, following 2004's After the Wrecking Ships and 2002's The Confluence. For the many who haven't seen David Berkeley with his NY band, this is your chance: his first live release. It's a single show, performed on Feb 22nd, 2005 at the legendary Fez in New York City (which closed in March). And the package includes a DVD with video of David playing a solo version of Fire Sign and the full band playing Little Fists, Times Square and his new song Hurricane. David's band features Tyler Gibbons on bass and vocals, Alex Weinstein on electric guitar and vocals, Adam 'Buck' Buchwald on mandolin and Dan Vonnegut on drums. This recording, which includes some unreleased material and songs from both of David's albums captures a moment in the career of this rising songwriter and commemorates the history of Fez.