Nick Ellis and At The Barrier favourites, Seafoam Green, are to play Manchester’s Castle Hotel on Monday 1st November 2021.
Liverpool’s Mellowtone Records have a penchant for putting on excellent nights of music. They have delivered once again with a great bill set for Manchester.
Nick Ellis is dedicated to the concept of “Song” and “Melody”. Some people call it folk, some just call it good old fashioned song craft. Currently based in Liverpool, Ellis blends streetscape narrative-noir with a classic British acoustic approach. Using a blend of rhythmic attack and finger-quick lucidity, his sound has been described as “a conversation between Elvis Costello and John Martyn.” Mojo magazine are fans of Ellis’ work, as well as esteemed DJ’s Bob Harris and Lauren Laverne.
“Seafoam Green are Irish songwriting duo Dave O’Grady and Muireann McDermott Long. The pair specialise in what we now call Americana. If you want blues, gospel, and folk, they’ve got it, but what they’ve actually perfected across two albums and countless live shows is the sound of a glorious rock n’ soul revival. Seafoam Green even find room for a dash of Dublinese, just to remind people where they’re coming from. Heavy hitters like Rich Robinson, Derek Trucks, and Tyler Greenwell have all chipped in, and it’s not hard to hear why, for this is thrilling, vital, and – that word again – soulful music.” Pat Carty, HotPress Magazine
We concur with everything Pat Carty suggests about Seafoam Green. Having already graced the stage at The Castle this year, Seafoam Green are a band not to be missed. They joined us for our Why I Love feature earlier in 2021 (here) and we were big fans of their latest record, Martin’s Garden (review here).
You can get tickets for the show via Skiddle, here.