British rock acts Starsailor and Embrace just wrapped up their co-headlining North American tour this weekend. Both bands made a splash in the early 2000s but after a few quiet year are back on the road, they made a recent stop at The Imperial in Vancouver. Starsailor was on hiatus from 2009 until 2014 but the regrouped quartet sounded good as ever. Embrace’s last album was in 2006 and the band spent the last few years on solo endeavours their latest group project was a self-titled 2014 album.
At their Vancouver show, the bands played about an hour long set each, covering their hits and a couple of new tracks. The Imperial is a great small venue and the perfect spot for an intimate show for the bands to reconnect with fans. Starsailor took the stage first and after their enthusiastically received set the band members met with fans in the lobby, taking photos and autographs until it was time for the Embrace set. Embrace’s set welcomed some very enthusiastic ex-pat fans who’s boisterous energy filled the room as the band kept the tempo up to encourage the dancing fans.
If you managed to catch the co-headlining tour, you were lucky but keep your eyes and ears out for more from Starsailor and Embrace.