The Wedding Present-South Street Seaport

I spent Friday night at the South Street Seaport watching, listening to and drawing one of my favorite bands, the Wedding Present. It was a free show, and the final act of the 2010 Seaport Music Festival. They began with a few old songs, a few new ones, and then played their 1989 album “Bizarro” in it’s entirety to celebrate it’s 20th anniversary. I actually saw them do the album a few months ago, but I never get sick of hearing it…especially live. Hard to believe I first saw this band in 1994 and this was the first time I’ve ever drawn them. There is so much energy in the music that it just got into me as I drew. I would look down and my leg would be moving without me even knowing it. It was strange, it was great actually.

Anyway, I had a great time and I can’t wait to do it again.

Comments (5)

  1. Frank Bettendorf

    Greg,
    Well done! You captured the exciting moments and translated them with great feeling and skill. Thanks for posting.
    Frank

  2. Tom

    Great stuff Greg,
    Very nice composition and dymamics.
    I could see the series framed and on a nice clean wall.
    Do you fix your sketches?
    Very nice work.

  3. Greg

    Thanks Frank, glad you’re enjoying them.

    Tom,
    Thank you too. Not sure what you mean by “FIX”,are you talking fixative or “fixing” the drawings in the computer? Either way, the answer is usually no.

  4. Ricko

    Great works. What a unique perspective of a fantastic band. Thanks for your insight.

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