Starting only back in 2010, the boys in Ocean Alley have already managed to accumulate a steady
fan base, around the Sydney area. Ocean Alley are a six piece band hailing from the northern beaches of Sydney, it is definite that they have interpreted their laid back beach style into their music. The band produce a very unique style of psychedelic, reggae and blues all in one which is both thoughtful and soothing and will get your body moving all the same time.
Ocean Alley ingulf you with an immense soundscape and visual performance through their style by combining 70's
psychedelia with mellow harmonies and soulful choruses. These guys work immensely well in a band together, and naturally seems like they come together as one.
Ocean Alley's live performance is contagiously energetic and up lifting. Whilst the boys are undoubtedly still in the process of perfecting their live repertoire, it is clear that they are savant performers, and each member of the band knows their instruments inside and out. Ocean Alley hit the stage at The Northern Hotel in Byron Bay on Friday which was exhilarating, fun and energetic. The boys got the crowd grooving along and really connecting with their audience. With playing a variety of their new and old songs, they had the crowd on their toes wanting more and more. The band had a combination of beautiful keys, tremolo guitar with clear powerful vocals that are well balanced with the instrumentation throughout the performance, and to top it off and extremely fun and powerful stage presence.
Following an impressive pair of EP's over the past few years and countless touring kilometres consumed, Ocean Alley are embarking on yet another tour except this one being international in celebration of the release of their new album Lost Tropics, whilst this album introduces a more experimentation take on things, with the band going for more Jazz, and Rock elements being introduced within the album.
Catch the boys playing some laid back tunes at one of their up coming shows in the near future!
Reviewer - Ffion Hemphrey