Hey Ocean!

Hey Ocean!

Stephanie Mae, Cashing In Karma

Sat Apr 21 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Funhouse

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Hey Ocean!
Hey Ocean!
After a 3 year hiatus, Canadian indie favourites, Hey Ocean! return with a new evolution of their energetic brand of west coast pop. David Beckingham, Ashleigh Ball, and David Vertesi have used the last few years to focus on other projects including their own solo records but the Juno-nominated trio's decade-plus long collaboration seems to have called them back for perhaps their strongest effort yet.

The band returns with a special tour of intimate club shows across Canada and 3 new songs as a small taste of what to expect from their recently completed 4th LP. Tickets for 'An Evening With Hey Ocean!' go on sale across Canada this Friday. These shows will be a must-see for long time fans as they feature 2 intimate sets spanning more than a decade of music together. This includes new songs, old favourites, solo material, and more.

For long time fans, the new music builds a bridge between the carefree experimentation of 2008's "It's Easier To Be Somebody Else" and the slick pop production and songwriting of 2012's "IS". If it sounds like they are more relaxed, it’s because they are. The band cites their time away from Hey Ocean! as being key to feeling more at ease in the studio and with the project itself.

“Taking space to work on our own respective solo albums has been great.” Says Beckingham “We've grown up, learned a ton about our strengths and weaknesses, and had time to reflect on what makes this collaboration so special. "

They have also relieved pressure by parting ways with their record labels in favour of returning to life as an independent artist. "We're excited to be in control of our music again" says Vertesi "Being hands on definitely helps us feel more connected to what we're doing and to the fans of our music who have supported us through so much and for so long."
Stephanie Mae
Stephanie Mae is a Seattle-based singer songwriter who first gained notice performing at local venues while attending Stanford University. With her soulful style and moving lyrics, she quickly became a fixture in Stanford's music scene. She compiled a hefty list of performance credits, including opening for Dispatch, Yeasayer, and Chris Ayer. Her first EP debut release party sold out crowds.

Currently, she reaches her growing fan base through Patreon, a crowd-sourced fan site allowing her to interact closely with her listeners. Patreon featured her powerful music video "All of My Life" in 2016.

Drawing inspiration from Fiona Apple, Lana Del Rey, and Michelle Branch, Stephanie Mae writes songs that are brimming with emotional heft, and performs them with her signature depth and maturity. Fans around the world connect with her lyrically-daring and melodically-touching music. Fans frequently express the impact that her artistry has on their lives. After hearing Stephanie Mae's song "Trust," one young couple in Washington D.C. rethought their recent break up. They are now happily married with a 3-year old son. On the other side of the globe, two Australian lovebirds chose to walk down the aisle to Stephanie Mae's heart-wrenching cover of The Civil War's "Safe & Sound."

The West Coast native is known for her genuine and heartfelt performances and distinct timbre. Regarding Stephanie Mae's unique style, fellow musician Ali Spagnola notes, "If you look at all the singers on the charts, it's not just that they're the best singers. It's that they have unmistakable voices. Stephanie Mae has definitely got that
Cashing In Karma
Formed in Tacoma, Washington, Cashing In Karma is an alternative rock band with unique songwriting and interactions.
Venue Information:
Funhouse
109 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA, 98109
http://www.elcorazonseattle.com/