Sea Fever

“It’s a combination unlike anything you’ve heard before.” Featuring some heavyweight musicians from New Order, Section 25 and Johnny Marr’s band. Support by Halifax band Wax-Tree-Cast and DJ set from BBC Radio 6 Music’s Chris Hawkins.

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    22 Jan

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    Red Brick

    Square Chapel
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    Doors open

A breath-taking new band fronted by Iwan Gronow (Haven, Johnny Marr) on vocals and guitars alongside singer Bethany Cassidy (Section 25), SEA FEVER fuses intelligent electronics with classic melodies and chiming guitars, underpinned by soaring, hypnotic strings.

Formed in 2019, the band also features New Order’s Tom Chapman and Phil Cunningham -with Tom on bass, guitars, synths and programming, and Phil on guitars. Powering the band’s pulsing beats is Elliot Barlow, who is joined on the band’s debut by New Order drummer, Stephen Morris.

As Iwan explains, coming together as a unit felt inevitable: “We’d wanted to work with each other for ages, so when we finally sat down in the studio, the band just seemed to come together naturally.”

“It felt like we were really free to explore the kinds of music that have always inspired us,” says Tom, “we dug right through the record crates of our minds to shape the sound of SEA FEVER.”

And what a sound it is. Upbeat pop makes waves alongside wistful descending minor chords and surf guitars. Teutonic rhythms kling and klang their way against echoing layers of melancholy and hope. It’s a combination unlike anything you’ve heard before.

The result is a debut ten-track album that represents the sound of a band instinctively working together; effortlessly exciting and equally timeless. Including recent singles ‘De Facto’. ‘Crossed Wires’ and ‘Folding Lines’, the full-length also features ‘Under Duress’ and ‘Built To Last’.

After the wind and the flying white clouds, peace.

Grey dawn breaks and a tall ship leaves the shore; and like a sweet dream from a quiet sleep, SEA FEVER sets sail…

Standing Only – There is no provision for seating in this venue for this event. If you are unable to comfortably stand for the duration of the show we may be able to assist with access seats. We cannot guarantee that access seats in this venue will provide a clear and uncompromised view of the stage.

Running Order:
7pm: Doors
7.30pm – 8.30pm: Chris Hawkins DJ set (foyer)
8.30pm – Wax Tree Cast (Red Brick)
9.10pm: Interval (20 mins)
9.30pm: Sea Fever (Red Brick)
10.30pm: Ends

There will be an exclusive Q&A and signing with Chris Hawkins (BBC Radio 6 Music), Tom Chapman & Phil Cunningham (New Order/Sea Fever) at Loafers in The Piece Hall 5.30pm –6.30pm!

More about the support band: Wax-Tree-Cast

The band’s sound has been engineered by Dom Richmond and Joss Worthington who engineered “Lanterns on The Lakes” 2020 album that was shortlisted for Mercury Prize.

Wax-Tree-Cast: A 3-piece Indie-pop band from Halifax, West Yorkshire formed in mid 2020. The group consists of lead vocalist and bassist Oolagh Hodgson, James Newsome on drums and songwriter Blair Murray on lead guitar. Blair is a former member of Manchester band Twisted Wheel and has also worked with Nile Marr and Johnny Marr on Nile’s solo work.

The band’s music has recently been played by Chris Hawkins on BBC 6 Music and John Kennedy show Radio X.

Gordon Raphael producer of the The Strokes has said “Super cool band” “I dig the song RUN!”

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  • You can access this space from our main entrance at the front of the building, the doors to this space are on the same level.
  • This is a seated and standing space, depending on the performance.
  • There are two access seats in our Red Brick space.
  • For standing events, you can request an access seat at the point of booking.
  • To access the toilets you need to use the lift from the foyer to the ground floor where you will find our access toilet, baby changing facility and a Changing Places facility.
  • We have two parking spaces at the front of our building (just outside the Southgate entrance of The Piece Hall) and two spaces down the side of our building just off Square Road. These spaces are available for Square Chapel customers and you must book spaces in advance of your visit, and display a blue badge.
  • Booking the access parking spaces means you will enter the building from our stage door area and will need to use the lift to take you to the foyer, kitchen, bar and Red Brick space.
  • Blue badge holders can reserve a parking space by emailing details of the car reg, make, model, colour, name of the owner, and date of time of performance attending. Email
Red Brick
  • Performance Time: 7:30pm

  • Age Suitability & Warning: Age Suitability: 14+ with Adult

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