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 current-day troubadours like Chris Stapleton and Anderson East. When first paired with the dynamic work of guitarist Josh Try (Stacey Kay, POESY, Patrick James Clark) in summer 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 recruiting two of the finest musicians he knew: bassist Pat Dal Cin (POESY, Tragedy Ann, Patrick James Clark, Kincrest) and drummer Mark Swan (Stacey Kay, POESY, Patrick James Clark). Hargraves also recruited his uncle, accomplished saxophonist Creg Johnston (Soul Sausage, Brothers Inc, Chunk O’ Funk), 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; the band have also shared the stage with acts like Arkells, The Darcys, Torero, Genevieve Fisher, Nate & Trish or Whatever, and Cedar and Pine.