After two years of sell out shows in the Music Room, Seafoam Green’s Last Waltz returns to Liverpool Philharmonic on 16 November, this time in the iconic Philharmonic Hall.
On 25 November 1976, at the Hinterland Ballroom in San Francisco, The Band performed their last-ever concert after 16 years on the road. On that fateful night they were joined by some ‘friends’ – Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Muddy Waters, Van Morrison, Dr John, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris & Joni Mitchell to name but a few. The event was filmed by director Martin Scorsese and made into a documentary, released in 1978 and has been hailed one of the greatest concert films ever produced.
Over 40 years later, a collective of some of Liverpool’s finest musicians came together to celebrate its impact, and to play over 20 songs from one of the most influential evenings in music history. The night was such a success that two nights were booked for 2017, and it’s happening all again, this time in the Philharmonic Hall’s main room.
The special guests for this amazing night include:
-Phil Campbell, vocalist from Scottish blues-rockers The Temperance Movement, joins Seafoam Green, replete with a 1970’s rock star sensibility, and a “rousing, scorching vocal”
-Hot off of the heels of his latest album, ‘Speakers’ Corner,’ Liverpool-based singer songwriter Nick Ellis, whose blend of rhythmic attack and finger-quick lucidity has created a sound described as being “a conversation between Elvis Costello and John Martyn”.
-Combining soul, blues and rock, Xander & The Peace Pirates are also set to take the stage; their pervasive blend of inspired songwriting and memorable performances has already seen them enrapture audiences around the world.
Connie Lush, one of the finest blues singers in the UK today and described by B.B. King as being the “the woman that makes my heart sing.”
-Described as “a British Johnny Cash”, Dan Wilson is a singer songwriter best known as being the lead singer and guitarist of Liverpool Blues/Garage globetrotters ‘The Cubical.’
-With influences from country, Americana and blues singers, award-winning singer songwriter Robert Vincent will also guest; labelled as the “the real deal” by Bob Harris OBE after having received the inaugural Emerging Artist Award from him in 2016.
Be sure not to miss out on what promises to be a spectacular night, honouring a unique blend of music and celebrating a collection of some of the finest songs from an incredible night in live music history.