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Embrace, Fibbers, York
Graham Clark, Features Writer
A rare chance to see Yorkshire band Embrace in smaller venues than they are used to playing was an unexpected surprise for the fans of the band.

The group have been away for a number of years but their new album, Love Is A Basic Need is due out early next year.

It was business as usual though and like they had never been away as All You Good Food People opened up their set. If you have seen the recent Kingsman: The Golden Circle movie you might have caught a snippet of Ashes, one of their biggest tracks being played in the background during the Glastonbury scene.

Lead singer Danny McNamara jokes with the fans that he can't understand their Yorkshire accent as they shout out requests in between songs.

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Like a music teacher or conductor with hands aloft as he guides the fans through the new tracks, McNamara seemed pleased to be playing a gig back in his home county.

His brother guitarist Richard McNamara takes over for two songs but it is the older songs such as Gravity and Ashes that appear to gain the best appreciation.

The title track of the new album Love Is A Basic Need is in the mould of their past hits but it was left to The Good Will Out that showed that the band are back and that the fans had not forgotten about them.

"We must play here again" offers Danny McNamara to the sold out audience. Tonight was definitely worth the wait.

Embrace, Fibbers, York, 9th November 2017, 16:51 PM