Member Spotlight: Ocean Colour Scene
Formed in 1989, the British rock band Ocean Colour Scene rose to fame during the 1990s heyday of Britpop. Still making music and touring today, the band is going strong, with upcoming sold out shows in both the United Kingdom and Australia.
Founded in the Moseley area of Birmingham, England, Ocean Colour Scene had a slow but incredible rise to success. Despite being signed by a record label and releasing their first album in 1990, the band did not reach wider success until the mid-1990s when they had subsequently been dropped by their label. The band was later invited to play with British singer songwriter Paul Weller, which funded the recording of new music.
After recording and sending out a demo to various industry outlets, Ocean Colour Scene struck gold when Oasis’ Noel Gallagher heard the demo. They went on to gain success and funding by being endorsed by, touring and collaborating with Oasis.
Known for their traditional rock & roll style, with influences as varied as pyschedelia, blues and R&B, Ocean Colour Scene went onto have five top 10 albums in the UK, with the most popular album ‘Moseley Shoals’ reaching number 2 in the album charts, and holding 4 of their top 10 singles.
Most recently their song ‘Hundred Mile High City’ has been pre-cleared by Tracks & Fields for Volkswagen’s vibrant international ‘Think New’ campaign.
Listen to Ocean Colour Scene’s ‘The Riverboat Song’ here: