Seafret at 100 Club
Emerging indie band Seafret had the opportunity of a lifetime to perform at the historic 100 Club last night, and it’s safe to say that the talented young duo did not disappoint. Bridlington locals Jack Sedman (on vocals) and Harry Draper (on guitar) performed tracks from their debut album, Tell Me It’s Real. Despite being relative newcomers to the music industry, the pair put on an incredibly lively and enjoyable performance.
The sold-out show began with the boys’ 2014 hit, Give Me Something, highlighting Sedman’s smooth vocals and Draper’s almost enchanting instrumental skills. After performing some of the softer tracks from the album, the twosome amped up the tempo and gave immensely energising renditions of popular tracks such as Wildfire, There’s a Light and evident crowd-favourite, Skimming Stones. In no time, the audience could not help but get lost in the music and dance along to the upbeat acoustic tracks.
The personal connection between the devoted fans and the group was something out of a movie. While the crowd knew every word to each song, the performers were not shy when it came to interjecting with lighthearted, comical interaction. After a whirlwind of insane guitar solos, perfectly pitched vocals and the addition of a quality back-up band, the once-in-a-lifetime dream performance for these young musicians came to a close. As one of the last songs and a highlight of the show, the two-piece chose the hauntingly beautiful track, To the Sea, and even managed to surprise the audience with special guest Rosie Carney, who features on the original song in the album. Afterwards, an unexpected encore of the heart-pumping tune Be There ended the show on a high note, with the audience left screaming for more.
Before jetting off-stage, the boys gave a heartfelt thanks to all of the fans, who were eagerly hoping for just one more song. The genuine passion and happiness emitted by both parties was a sight to see. The combination of raw, authentic talent and a supportive, lively crowd not only created an unmatched concert experience, but also proved that this fresh and folksy pair is here to stay.
Photo: Alexia Arrizabalaga – Troubleshooteur.com
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Watch the video for Wildfire here: