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

Possibly the support-support band Absentee

Other-wordly keyboard style

Romeo Stodart of The Magic Numbers

Michele Stodart thrashes a tambourine around

Harmonium action

Dual keyboards

Ed Harcourt

An amazing bit of trumpet work

Ed sings

Ed Harcourt and his band

There's a bit of a wig-out moment

Embrace is supported by another favourite band, Thirteen Sense

Thirteen Senses at the UEA

A rack of guitars

The Embrace crowds

Danny Macnamara of Embrace

Embrace on stage

Dry ice and lights rock moment

Danny Macnamara gets emotional

Embrace on stage

Danny eggs on the crowd

Macnamara's shadow is projected on the wall

The crowd goes nuts

The Boy Phil

Danny whipst up the crowds for the finale

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Possibly the support-support band Absentee