.Embrace Wakefield Gigs.
The Hop Wakefield
Tuesday 17th Wednesday 18th September 2013
Mystery song #1
Mystery song #2
Mystery song #3
Mystery song #4
Looking as you are
Mystery song #5
All you good good people
Mystery song #
Speculation started around 7pm that Embrace were maybe playing a secret gig somewhere in the Country. Their first gig for over 7 years, Were these speculations true? Hell yes. On this page will be peoples reactions and thoughts on the event.
Heard a rumour Embrace are playing a secret gig tonight - could be total rubbish. Anyone else heard anything about it?
If it is, it's a well kept secret.
What a night this was. To asked to attend was a dream come true. Amazing seeing the band once again after such along time. There was one person i wanted to tell but wasnt allowed to.
If you were one of the lucky ones who got invited to either of the very secret gigs then you are blessed. There will be a lot of disappointed people out there who didn't get the chance to go this time. Why not me I can hear. Rest assured, you will get a chance to see the band soon.
The gig on the first night was something rather special.
Hearing the unmistakable sound of Embrace once again was very emotional. Being so close to the band was unbelievable. It was like they had never been away.
Favourites like Fireworks, Ashes, All You Good Good People, Retread all sounded wonderful. The new songs were superb. Riks lead vocals on one song were mind blowing. Danny getting more and more confident with each song. Steve looking as cool as ever, doing what he does best on that beast of a bass guitar. Mickey was getting sounds out of that keyboard like not many can. His added backing vocals really standing out. Mike was smashing those drums like his life depended on it. Make sure you watch Mike during a gig. It is a show itself just watching him at work. I could watch the very talented Rik McNamara for ever. Everything he does is effortless. What a night, the memories will last for ever. For those who didn't go this time
Chins up people. Keep holding on your time will come. Embrace are back.
They played a great set including Retread, Nature's Law, Gravity, AYGGP, Someday, Keeping and more and SIX NEW ONES! x
I am the luckiest man in the world right now! x
It was an absolute joy to be there. The 'mystery tracks' suggest something special is on its way. Someday was awesome and it was great to hear Retread. Opening with Madeline meant Dry Kids compilation got a long overdue airing on the iPod last night!
This must have been the most secret gig of all as there was usually a competition to won a place. Are Embrace so secret now that they are using the ' dark net' ?
Agreed. I have thought that from day one. They love and appreciate their fans and are happy to spend time with them. All except Danny were in the bar pre gig last night just mingling. And for us lucky few that were there this week, just shows how lovely and kind they all are. :)x
Keeping quiet about this has been torture. Massively impressed with the new stuff. Will write more later when I'm not at work!
It was at "The Hop" in Wakefield. Besty is part-owner I believe. I would estimate around 100 people or so. The room was pretty small (for Embrace anyway!) and pretty packed with friends and family. It really was a great night. Danny was having lots of banter with the crowd and instigated a Happy Birthday sing-a-long for Mike. You could tell the band were absolutely buzzing to be on stage again. It really was great. Danny said they had some great ideas for more secret gigs so expect something - hopefully soon x
It was so good to be there, had a great time, 1, 4 and six were amazing! Loved the old stuff as well, can't get Madelene out of my head. Great to see everyone again, just want more now!!So lucky to have been there
It seemed to be the same set list both nights. Everyone seems to love the new ones but from the old ones - which was everyone's favourite? Nature's Law had me in tears. Bastards.
Retread I will never get bored of hearing and Mike's drumming on that was utterly brilliant. xx
Tweets about the gig.
Looking for #gigpictures on today's scrapbook after watching a secret Embrace gig last night. I'm too short for gigs I've decided!
Keep on searching for “embrace gig” on twitter for any little info I can find, proving fruitful. If a little sad on my behalf.
Was V lucky to go to a secret Embrace gig last night. The 1st time they have played in 7 yrs. New stuff is awesome!
Still marvelling at superb @embrace secret gig last night. New stuff sounding cracking; old stuff as epic as ever. It's been a long 7 years!
Embrace are back. Lucky to be invited to a secret gig for 90s band Embrace last night and witness their new songs