Show Review – Hey Ocean!

Who: Hey Ocean!
When: October 21, 2017
Where: Lucky Bar, Victoria BC

On Saturday, October 21st, islanders braved Victoria’s driving rain to the sold-out Hey Ocean! show at Lucky Bar. One stop on a tour of intimate club shows to celebrate their recently-completed fourth LP, the Canadian indie favourites delivered after their three-year hiatus, and fans let it show.

An energetic, tropical twist on west coast pop, Hey Ocean! packed out Lucky Bar like never before— despite the miserable weather, there was nothing but oomph and adoration from the crowd, fans and new listeners of all ages flocking to get a sunny break from the bleak October night outside. Acting as both the opening and main acts, Hey Ocean! twirled between samples from the main trio’s—David Beckingham, Ashleigh Ball, and David Vertesi’s—solo albums, tried-and-true fan favourites, and, most brilliantly, an exclusive sneak-peak into their new LP.

Dynamic, flashy, and overflowing with talent and charismatic stage presence, Hey Ocean! delivered, and it was a show Victoria won’t soon forget.

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My name is Emma Sloan, and I am a Victoria-based freelance journalist. I have been a contributing writer for North Vancouver’s Community Report, The Martlet, and the Greater Placemaking Network of Victoria, and that list is being added to every day. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram for writing updates and news.

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