"The audience began cheering, clapping, dancing and singing along in pure bliss, enchanted by the sonic burst of vocal and musical energy."
As The Lair, within the Metro Theatre, filled with keen listeners of all ages, the opening duo act Seaforth excited the crowd with their in-sync harmonies and mash-ups of popular tunes like Hotline Bling by Drake. Seaforth echoed pop/country and typical boy-band vibes but mixed with a hint of folk.
When Nathan Hawes graced the stage with his nonchalant charm and quiet talent, even the sight of his bare feet could not take away the enchantment in the audience’s eyes. Hawes began softly, but throughout the set he began to release his brooding vibrato and articulate his stunning and relatable, rhyming lyrics. He appeared extremely multifaceted, as in most of his tunes he was able to hit a drum, giving the audience a steady and banging beat, while picking through his intricate guitar riffs and strums, along with playing the tambourine and singing.
He premiered many of his new tunes off his upcoming EP including Warmth, a song with exceptional depth, strong vocal and interesting rhythmic patterns, Hawes flipping his guitar around and plucking, banging and pulling at it, creating a somewhat climatic moment. Hawes then ploughed into his cover of Ben Howard's Only Love effortlessly, as the audience began cheering, clapping, dancing and singing along in pure bliss, enchanted by the sonic burst of vocal and musical energy.
As Hawes invited his band on stage the ladies cheered, instantly chuffed with the sight of three handsome and talented lads performing Pull You Home from Hawes’ recent EP, Left With The Wolves — which created joyous vibes as he repeated the lyric "Let the ocean pull you home", showcasing his everyman storytelling and its ability to transport you from the venue to the beachside — to finish.
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