Seize The Day are an English acoustic band in the radical folk tradition, but drawing on global musical roots. We write songs to celebrate, inspire and support the liberation of life.
Whatever needs to change or be defended in this world, we sing to make you laugh about it, cry about it, dance about it – maybe even inspire you to believe that you can DO something about it!
Seize The Day came out of Britain’s Road Protest Movement in 1996, when Theo and Shannon began playing together at the site of the Newbury Bypass in Southern England. Since then the line-up has expanded and gone through many incarnations, with our sounds evolving along the way.
We play at major British festivals, (Glastonbury, Cambridge, Towersey, Beautiful Days, etc), and a host of smaller ones. We also perform at theatres, fund-raisers, folk-clubs, night-clubs, village halls and colleges. But you’re just as likely to meet us at your nearest frontline protest, whether it’s against fracking, or nuclear weapons, or fossil fuels.
Globally, we’ve toured American towns and cities, Indian farming villages, and visited Ireland, Palestine and the big WTO protests in Prague and Seattle. Nowadays we don’t like to fly because of the CO2 emissions of air-travel.