Thu, 6 December 2007
Music from PodShow
Group - Uncle Seth
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From its inception in 1999, Uncle Seth hasn't stopped performing its "exuberant and accomplished mix of pop, rock, acoustic folk, twisty grooves, tender ballads, and pretty melodies, topped off by.rousing vocals" ( PIC Press , Kingston).
Uncle Seth has honed its spirited live performance to "a show , as opposed to playing a list of songs". Forging a relationship with the audience is key to Uncle Seth's success as a live band. "I like that we try to get the audience to engage," says lead singer Amaya Thompson. "A lot of what we do is really relatable." And when halfway through a set the band dons acoustic instruments and parades through the crowd, encouraging them to sing along, they do. And they dance. And they laugh. And when the show culminates in a climactic finish, the audience always leaves grinning.
But the changing music industry has inspired Uncle Seth to be innovative in its approach to releasing recorded music. "MP3 devices have changed the way people listen to music," they explain. "People are downloading, concentrating on songs rather than albums. A big internet trend is podcasting."