Ocean Full of Fins
blues / rock / reggae from Vancouver BC
Contact DetailsSean Simpson
Fresh off an unforgettable tour of beautiful New Zealand, Ocean Full of Fins is making an impact on an international level. With a great deal of local success, the band has been recognized in both the Shore 104 Song Search and the Fox Seeds contest, as well as a featured band during a Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey game. With an eclectic sound and songs inspired by late night reflections and worldly travels, Ocean Full of Fins is excited to bring their reggae, folk, and blues influenced brand of rock to audiences in Canada and around the globe.
While Sean Simpson (lead vocal/guitar), Grant Eastwood (bass), and Devon Forsythe (drums) all hail from the same Vancouver suburban town of Fort Langley, each has varying musical tastes and experiences that bring different flavors to the group, creating the diverse sound audiences have come to expect from the band. “We just want to write music that feels good, no matter what style it is. We listen to it all—why wouldn’t we play it all?”
Ocean Full of Fins is currently adopting this diversity in the studio, as they record their second full-length album with accomplished producer Dave Meszaros. The recording will be an evolution of their 2013 album self titled album, once again influenced by their travel experiences, with hints of blues, reggae, and even a little hip hop to round out their unique rock sound. “You can’t define us by just hearing one of our songs. That’s just what we do: we have many different sounds, and every song becomes its own entity.” Promising “more dancing music” on this one, Ocean Full of Fins plans to drop the new album in the Fall of 2014.
And that’s not all they’re planning for the upcoming year. Ocean Full of Fins will hit the road to promote the new record, with a B.C. tour scheduled for the Fall, taking them to Vancouver Island and through the Interior. And of course, these world travellers will head outside of Canada, with hopes of touring in the U.S. come Winter. “When we were in New Zealand, we played a lot of shows, a lot of people showed up, and we got the dance floor going at every single show. That’s what we aim for as we launch the next album and take our music to new places.”
|Sean Michael Simpson||Vocals / Guitar||2010-present|
|Grant Easingwood||Bass / Vocals||2010-present|
|Devon Forsythe||Drums / Vocals||2010-present|