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Embrace and Ed Harcourt Live in Norwich, Norfolk - 17th November 2004

Embrace is back from a few years in the wilderness to perform a triumphant set for an appreciative crowd at the UEA in Norwich. Never before has Nosher seen so much love directed to the band from the audience, whilst the heat generated by a sell-out crowd was intensified by a frenetic mass pogo moment in the middle of the set from what looked like the entire crowd, egged on by Embrace front-man Danny McNamara, obviously loving the return to live music. About two weeks before that it's Ed Harcourt at the Waterfront, performing what comes across on the albums as almost acoustic with a full-on rock energy - especially for the track Heart of Darkness, with its heavy double-bass bowing and crunchy guitars. Supporting Ed was the then-unknown band The Magic Numbers, who played what would become one of their signature tunes - "Love Me Like You"

next album: London in the Rain - 18th November 2004
previous album: New Camera Testing and The WI Market, Diss, Norfolk - 9th November 2004

2004 Possibly the support-support band Absentee

Possibly the support-support band Absentee

2004 Other-wordly keyboard style

Other-wordly keyboard style

2004 Romeo Stodart of The Magic Numbers

Romeo Stodart of The Magic Numbers

2004 Michele Stodart thrashes a tambourine around

Michele Stodart thrashes a tambourine around

2004 Harmonium action

Harmonium action

2004 Dual keyboards

Dual keyboards

2004 Ed Harcourt

Ed Harcourt

2004 An amazing bit of trumpet work

An amazing bit of trumpet work

2004 Ed sings

Ed sings

2004 Ed Harcourt and his band

Ed Harcourt and his band

2004 There's a bit of a wig-out moment

There's a bit of a wig-out moment

2004 Embrace is supported by another favourite band, Thirteen Sense

Embrace is supported by another favourite band, Thirteen Sense

2004 Thirteen Senses at the UEA

Thirteen Senses at the UEA

2004 A rack of guitars

A rack of guitars

2004 The Embrace crowds

The Embrace crowds

2004 Danny Macnamara of Embrace

Danny Macnamara of Embrace

2004 Embrace on stage

Embrace on stage

2004 Dry ice and lights rock moment

Dry ice and lights rock moment

2004 Danny Macnamara gets emotional

Danny Macnamara gets emotional

2004 Embrace on stage

Embrace on stage

2004 Danny eggs on the crowd

Danny eggs on the crowd

2004 Macnamara's shadow is projected on the wall

Macnamara's shadow is projected on the wall

2004 The crowd goes nuts

The crowd goes nuts

2004 The Boy Phil

The Boy Phil

2004 Danny whipst up the crowds for the finale

Danny whipst up the crowds for the finale

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Possibly the support-support band Absentee

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