Members: Brad Steele- Lead Vocals/Guitar, BIlly Steele-Lead Guitar/Vocals, Harrison du Plessis- Guitar/Vocals, Tyler Davis-Bass/Vocals, Kevin Chinault-Drums/Vocals
Nestled in the heart of Southwest Virginia, the roots of Appalachia invade our senses. It can rock and roll our souls in the cool mountain air, the simplistic southern hospitality, and take us away from all the distractions our lives absorb. The beauty within these southern limits has brought us a new and fresh appreciation for setting aside all differences to be moved by the very sounds that comm...ence a rejuvenating hope in all of us. Aside Oceans brings us the alternative rock melodies that allow us to rekindle our love for traditional rock music. Staying true to the soul-mountains they have been raised on, the members of Aside Oceans have created a perfect balance of established sound while keeping us in the very present of societyâs constant musical progression. The passionate five-piece is a dynamic force in the world of Rock and Roll and is making a stunning presence all over the east coast.
Filled with flawless harmonies, Aside Oceans is derived from an ideal blend of influences. The Band has a special place in their hearts for The Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Third Eye Blind, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Switchfoot, Huey Lewis and the News, and Muddy Waters to name a few. Their eclectic tastes demonstrate an outstanding combination of music that can stir our musical psyches and keep us pushing our tuneful appetites and patience to their maximum restrictions.
Anticipation is common among all Aside Oceans fans and eager listeners. As the band is constantly creating music and lyrics that dive into the reality of life, followers are often in great expectation for the groupâs next move. Currently, Aside Oceans can be seen playing shows in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. They are also preparing to record a new album with a release date that is still to be determined. In the meantime, listeners can sink their ears into Minds Like Parachutes, now available on iTunes, that debuted in June of 2010. This album is an evolution of the bandâs relentless and positive musical journey expressed through genuine lyrics and melodic riffs that fail to leave our consciousnesses.
Preceding Minds like Parachutes, Aside Oceans released their first concept album in June of 2009, The Learning Tree. This rocking compilation submerges into the very core of existence that sparks unanswered questions and thought provoking possibilities. This album unified the bandâs Crazy Eighteen Tour that sparked a dedicated following from the bustling streets and stages of New York to the hot flavors and theaters of Miami, Florida.
Their distinctive style fills a void many of us have been searching for and itâs evident that they are persistently true to who they are. Aside Oceans is addicted to inventing sounds that pull from the different elements and generations of Rock and Roll that allows them to appeal to an exceptionally diverse and pleased audience. The Band is strictly about the music for the music. Performing with a captivating stage presence, superbly engineered three-part harmonies, flawless guitar tones, idyllic bass-drive, and steady-driven percussion, Aside Oceans is vividly capturing attention of all music enthusiasts. They are clearly on the rise and are at the top of their class for up and coming rock bands.