Where do we begin.. Last night was unbelievable. A HUGE congratulations to our contest winners Five Oceans! From first listening to your submission, to meeting with each of you to last nights incredible performance it’s truly an honour to #StartYourJRNY.
Another congratulations to our runners-up Bodhi Jar, we look forward to sharing what we have in store for you! A special thank you to all the other finalists, our judges & partners, the London Music Hall and to all of you who came out to support this wonderful evening.
See the FULL ALBUM of Sunday’s Showcase by visiting: https://flic.kr/s/aHskRNGjR4
Now.. What’s up next for Five Oceans?
On March 2nd our Finalists will have their first official meeting with our team prior to their finalist party where we’ll discuss their upcoming timeline & schedule their consultations with our various departments! THEN it’s time for some fun at Beertown Public House who has generously contributed a winners party including appetizers & drinks! This evening we’ll also be seeing another partner Anderson Craft Ales who will also be taking part in the party and contributing beer tasting of their main stays.
Follow the JRNY to see where this talented group ends up next! In the mean time, learn a little more about Five Oceans below & connect with them today.
“Five Oceans first wows an audience with the powerful vocals of lead singer Warren Hargraves. Hargraves’ voice features vintage-meets-modern charm, influenced as much by old-school acts like The Allman Brothers and The Eagles as it is by currentday
troubadours like Chris Stapleton and Anderson East. When first paired with the dynamic work of guitarist Josh Try in the summer of 2014, the high school friends knew they had captured something special. Try went to work finding a rhythm section capable of taking the pair to new heights, eventually settling on two of the finest musicians he knew: bassist Pat Dal Cin and drummer Mark Swan. Hargraves also recruited his uncle, accomplished saxophonist Creg Johnston, to round out the lineup. Since then, Five Oceans have been hard at work generating interest on the local scene, including spotlight appearances on CHRW, Reaney’s Pick and the London Free Press, and sharing the stage with a wide range of acts including Arkells, The Darcys, Torero, and Genevieve Fisher. After the release of their debut EP, “From What You’ve Heard”, in fall 2015, the boys continued to develop their own brand of rootsy, souful, southern rock with the release of their first single, “I’m Gone” (produced with Studio B’s Randy Rektor) in May 2016. A wild summer followed, seeing Five Oceans play shows to captive audiences across Southwestern Ontario,
including multiple sets in Toronto and Hamilton. With colder weather, the band has settled in to record a new EP, produced by Alastair Sims, with an expected release date of Spring 2017. The band is always looking for new venues and audiences to
share their music with, and are poised to make 2017 a year to remember!”
– Drummer Mark Swan once placed second in a national drum solo contest – this means he is the second best drummer in all of Canada.
– The band went through numerous name changes before settling on Five Oceans, including “Barbecue” and “Lamp”.
– Bassist Pat Dal Cin hails from Sault Ste. Marie, ON, and has a very distinct (though subtle) accent as a result. This makes him the most exotic member of Five Oceans.
– Singer Warren Hargraves and guitarist Josh Try went to high school together, though they were more “acquaintances” than anything. Now, they refer to themselves as “business partners”, but never “friends”.
– The band opened for the Arkells at Western University in September of 2016.