Sea Power at the Cambridge Junction

The first of three joyous nights with Sea Power. Sadly without Woody who had caught COVID and Abby who was unable to make the tour. Thankfully, Tom White jumped in at the last minute to fill in for Woody on drums.

The first of the three nights was played in what seemed like a magical glade in Cambridge Junction. The guys had done a fantastic job of filling the stage with branches with the effect completed by the lighting engineer who did a great job making the stage look like a mystical place. It just seemed right when Scott appeared in his cassock again. It was like we had all been called to the place to be part of a religious experience.

Sea Power have been on fire this year. The new album has been warmly received by fans and critics alike. It has such positive and reflective post-lockdown vibes and has hit the spot with every Sea Power fan I’ve spoken to. Every song has been warmly received live. At one point in the evening I moved away from the pit, to the side of the crowd just as ‘We Only Want To Make You Happy’ was sung. I stood against the wall watching a sea of people with their eye wide open, arms in the air, singing the chorus, shouting up to the heavens. Each face told a slightly different story, a slightly different lockdown experience. But everyone singing with a shared joy that we all missed. These Sea Power gigs have felt special this year. With the amazing stage scenery, this one felt magical.

Support was from the excellent Hamish Hawk who has such a great stage presence.

Understandably the set list was basically the same every night.

  • Who’s In Control
  • Transmitter
  • Two Fingers
  • Fire Escape In The Sea
  • Cleaning Out The Rooms
  • We Only Want To Make You Happy
  • Lonely
  • A Trip Out
  • No Lucifer
  • Folly
  • Green Goddess
  • Lights Out For Darker Skies
  • Remember Me
  • Bad Bohemian
  • Carrion
  • All In It
  • Waving Flags
  • The Great Skua