Seafair's Chayla Hope to Headline Her First Solo Show

Formed in 2012, the local indie rock act Seafair  created lush soundscapes that drew apt comparisons to Arcade Fire and Broken Social Scene.

Last year, Seafair sadly called it quits after a performance at the Burning River Fest. And yet, singer-keyboardist Chayla Hope has continued on with a solo career.

On Friday, she headlines her first show as a solo artist. The concert, billed as “Chayla Hope & Friends,” features an all-local, all-female lineup, including the Whiskey Hollow’s Madeline Finn, guitarist Kimberly Haffey and cellist Shelby Lynn Sangdahl.

"It just seemed right," Hope says when asked about the concept. "We have so many incredible women in this city that you don’t get to hear from. I just thought that if you put them all in the same room, people would listen."

Hope says she'll play newly written tunes that "lean toward electronica." A bassist and drummer will join her for a couple of the songs.

"I'm thinking about recording an album," she says. "But it’s one of those things where I am not sure where things will go.”

In addition, she and Sangdahl have written a song together that they'll perform together at the show.

The concert begins at 9 at the Grog Shop. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

About The Author

Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected]
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