Oceanship

The official website of the band Oceanship

Oceanship is the touring and recording musical enterprise of Brad Lyons - presently based in Waterdown, Ontario, Canada. 

One month into his science degree at University of Waterloo, Brad made the decision to focus on music.  He ran an ad in the paper that read Experienced Singer Seeks Band, though he had no formal singing experience.  He formed the band left Pencey, and not long after signed a record deal with ARISTA/BMG Records under LA Reid. 

In 2003, for reasons of artistic divergence, Brad parted company with left Pencey and formed Oceanship.  In 2006 the Oceanship EP was recorded.  The self-titled EP, packaged in hand-stamped paper bags (as all Oceanship releases are), did well domestically and internationally, resulting in a PBS feature of track All The Kids, an XM Radio Verge award, and an extensive tour of China. 

KCRW, the Los Angeles radio station famous for its discovery of emerging talent (Coldplay, Jeff Buckley), was quick to feature Oceanship’s track “Don’t Wear Me Out” on their “Morning Becomes Eclectic” program as Today’s Top Tune.  Hotblack, another track from the album, went to #1 on commercial radio in Birmingham, Alabama, and its video was nominated for Best Music Video by The World Animation Film Festival alongside Coldplay. 

Multiple tracks from the Oceanship debut album have been placed in international TV shows such as One Tree Hill, Army Wives, The Border, Degrassi TGN, Rookie Blue, among others – fourteen TV shows and movies to date.