ABOUT US

“WE STARTED WITH OUR BACKS AGAINST THE WALL, FACE FORWARD, KNOCKING EACH OTHER DOWN. ALL WE HAD WAS TIME, SWEET PRECIOUS TIME.” 

MAKING MUSIC HAS NEVER BEEN EASY, BUT IT’S THE STRUGGLE OF CREATION IS WHAT MAKES LIFE WORTHWHILE. AS SEAFAIR CHANT THE LYRICS OF “ENDEAVOUR” IN UNISON AT THE CLOSE OF EVERY SHOW, THE CROWD JOINS IN, ACKNOWLEDGING THE COLLECTIVE WEIGHT OF HISTORY THAT DRAWS THESE PUNKS AND CLASSICAL MUSICIANS TOGETHER IN THE TIRELESS PURSUIT OF SOMETHING GREATER THAN THEMSELVES. 

SINCE 2012, SEAFAIR HAVE CHASED A SOUND WITH VOCALIST CHAYLA HOPE AT ITS EPICENTER. CONJURING CHRISSIE HYNDE AND JANIS JOPLIN, SHE IS FLANKED BY THE MELODIC FRETWORK OF MICHAEL FLAHERTY ON GUITAR AND JOSHUA RIEHL ON BASS. RYAN KELLY’S ROARING DRUMS LAY THE GROUP’S STURDY SONIC FOUNDATION, WHILE ANDREA BELDING-ELSON AND MEGAN SULLIVAN’S VIOLINS SHAPE A LUSH, ORCHESTRAL EBB AND FLOW REMINISCENT OF ARCADE FIRE, METRIC AND MUSE. 

THE BAND’S DEBUT EPS, PAINTINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS, WERE RELEASED IN 2013 TO IMMEDIATE LOCAL ACCLAIM, WITH EMMET SMITH, FORMERLY OF CLEVELAND.COM, LAUDING THAT THE GROUP’S RICH SOUND "COMMANDS YOUR ATTENTION." 

AND COMMAND ATTENTION THEY HAVE. WITH THE RELEASE OF THE QUERENCIA, SEAFAIR WAS NAMED CLEVELAND SCENE MAGAZINE'S BEST BAND OF 2015. THEIR WORK WITH FUSION FILMWORKS AND DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND ALLIANCE HAS WON THEM AN EMMY AND SEVERAL ADDY AWARDS. THEY HAVE CONQUERED FESTIVAL STAGES FROM CHICAGO TO DENVER AND SOLD OUT CLEVELAND’S HOUSE OF BLUES ACCOMPANIED BY A 34-PIECE ORCHESTRA. 

AFTER A BRIEF HIATUS, SEAFAIR ARE BACK AND HUNGRIER THAN EVER TO CATCH THE ELUSIVE SOUND THAT BINDS THEM TOGETHER. EVERYONE’S INVITED TO JOIN IN.

MUSIC

The Querencia

Seafair

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  1. 1 Dovetail 00:55
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  2. 2 Vultures 02:39
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  3. 3 DIM 04:06
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  4. 4 Inferno 04:12
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  5. 5 The Score 04:04
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  6. 6 Ohio 03:58
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  7. 7 Birdhouse 04:25
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  8. 8 Discovery 04:51
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  9. 9 Not A Cure 04:19
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  10. 10 Top Of A Hill 02:09
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PICTURES

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VIDEOS

SHOWS

Previous events

Date Event Location
BravoBash: A Cleveland APL Benefit Mahall's, Lakewood, OH 44107 Mahall's, Lakewood, OH 44107
Northcoast Christmas at The Grog Shop Grog Shop, Cleveland Grog Shop, Cleveland
Seafair w/ the Querencia Orchestra Brush Performance Hall, Alliance, OH Brush Performance Hall, Alliance, OH
Stars with Geographer & Seafair The Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH The Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Zella Day w/ Seafair The Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106 The Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
Deschutes Brewery Street Pub Chicago Logan Square, Chicago, IL 60647 Logan Square, Chicago, IL 60647
Seafair House of Blues Cleveland, Cleveland, OH 44114S House of Blues Cleveland, Cleveland, OH 44114S
Seafair House of Blues Cleveland House of Blues Cleveland
Seafair Grog Shop, Cleveland Grog Shop, Cleveland
Seafair Northside, Cincinnati, OH Northside, Cincinnati, OH
Seafair Bowery Electric, New York City, NY Bowery Electric, New York City, NY
Seafair Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1, New York City, NY Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1, New York City, NY
Seafair Littlest Bar in Texas, Austin, TX Littlest Bar in Texas, Austin, TX
Seafair Big Bang Bar, Austin, TX Big Bang Bar, Austin, TX
Seafair Blind Pig, Austin, TX Blind Pig, Austin, TX
Seafair The Happy Dog at The Euclid Tavern , Cleveland The Happy Dog at The Euclid Tavern , Cleveland
Seafair Howards Club H, Bowling Green Howards Club H, Bowling Green

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