Nocturnal Coast Performed A Fantastic Headliner Gig To Support EBGBs For Independent Venue Week 2022
In February, Nocturnal Coast had a live Headline performance at EBGBs for Independent Venue Week 2022. The band put my name on the list and I got there with enough time to see some of the support acts and meet up the lads for a catch up before they played.
The band encompasses five local lads; Luke Saleh Sauders (Lead Singer/Guitar), Alex Cain (Drums), David Gavan (Guitarist), Joe Murdoch (Bass) and Milan Reid (Keyboard).
"The swagger of Nocturnal Coast is undeniable."
Alex, the drummer for Nocturnal Coast, was chatting to me in the bar area of EBGBs before inviting me backstage to see the other guys and chill out over another beer in which we had a great time and chatted about everything and nothing.
The dedication by Nocturnal Coast to their craft is abundant. From the way they speak about their songs and the moments which sparked inspiration to write them, to their tales of recording them. Not to mention of how highly they speak about other artists that they admire and the industry in general - they live and breathe it.
The swagger of Nocturnal Coast is undeniable. The tight set and bond between the members is unquestionable and clear for all to see. They're a delight to watch both on and off stage, with their jovial nature and a fantastically energetic performance style, combined with classic Scouse humour. Yet simultaneously, there are such levels of sincerity when they play and they apply this with care to their performance throughout their set.
Signing off their energised set, they sang their song 'In The Jac' which Luke wrote about their absolute favourite hangout - The Jacaranda. The Jac even has their song on rotation to pay homage to the band.
I have listened extensivly to Nocturnal Coast's music and love each of their songs for a different reason, however, 'In The Jac' is possibly my favourite song of theirs. When going to gigs I like to try and get an enjoyable combination of taking some pictures and videos, and enjoying being in the moment. When they started In The Jac's signature riff, it was a choice between enjoying the moment or filming on my phone; I had to stop filming and just enjoy their finale as it was just too good to miss. (Apologies for the shaky camerawork, I was just having a great time!)
"The tight set and bond between the members is unquestionable"
Photographs like the banner image of the band together (though David wasn't in the back at the time, he'll be in the photograph as well next time!) are often my favourite type of picture. They're raw, authentic and are great to look back on. I'd love a year from now Noctural Coast to be able to look back on pictures like these and remember these times fondly after having garnered the success they are working so hard on achieving.
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