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Ocean's Alley tickets at Hall By The Sea, Dreamland Margate, Margate
Sat 14 Sep 2024 - 19:00 BST
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Hall By The Sea, Dreamland Margate
Dreamland Margate 49-51 Marine Terrace
Margate, United Kingdom CT9 1XJ
Sat 14 Sep 2024 - 19:00 BST
Onsale: Fri 8 Mar 2024 - 10:00 BST

This is a 14+ event. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Bio: Ocean's Alley

One of Australia’s most exciting musical exports, rock outfit Ocean Alley have taken the world by storm with their dynamic live performances, infectious melodies and faultless musicianship. Across four critically acclaimed albums, the six-piece - comprised of Baden Donegal (vocals), Angus Goodwin (guitar), Lach Galbraith (keys/vocals), Mitch Galbraith (guitar), Tom O’Brien (drums) and Nic Blom (bass) - have never wavered in their dedication to their craft, always grounded by a genuine passion for the creative exploration of music. Their catalogue amounts to more than 800 million streams, with nine singles accredited in Australia and New Zealand with sales certified Gold or higher.

Ocean Alley first experienced runaway success with 2018’s undeniably catchy, funk-infused single “Confidence”. The track has gone on to achieve 6x Platinum certification, and earlier this year, surpassed 110 million streams on Spotify alone. For the first time, this week the track has landed in the US Billboard Singles Charts for Rock & Alternative, landing at #15 Hot Alternative Songs, #21 Hot Rock Songs and #27 Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, #16 in New Zealand’s Top 40 Singles, and #19 in the UK’s Independent Single Breakers Chart. At home, the song re-entered the ARIA Singles Chart at #40 this week, more than five years since the track first debuted. Since November 1, the song has seen a 1063% increase of average daily streams on Spotify, and a 2571% increase on Apple Music, initially led by the Behind Every Girl TikTok trend - spawning billions of views, and the audio being used over 81,000 times.

Off-the-back of the viral TikTok trend, daily streams of “Confidence” in the USA have overtaken Australia for the first time ever, with an uplift in consumption globally seeing the track reach approx 1 million streams per day. The song has placed on Spotify’s Top 50 Chart in New Zealand (#8), Australia (#15), UK (#39), as well placing on the Viral 50 Chart in Iceland (#1), Lithuania (#1), Denmark (#2), Portugal (#2), Ireland (#3), Sweden (#3), and #4 in each UK, Canada, Norway, USA, South Africa, Belgium and Netherlands, just to name a few, plus #14 on Spotify’s Viral 50 - Global Chart and #66 on Shazam’s Global Chart.

Although Ocean Alley have been steadily building momentum since their Australia and New Zealand tour commenced in late September, the band have experienced huge audience growth across all channels - gaining 27k new followers on Instagram, 53k new followers on Spotify and 131k new followers on TikTok (with one of their videos reaching 6.2 million views in four days). They have grown their average daily Apple listeners by 92k to 108k and seen their monthly Spotify listeners increase by 1.97 million to 3.46m.

With its stacked harmonies and soulful swagger, “Confidence” resonated with Ocean Alley’s home audience in Australia following the release of their breakthrough second album, Gold-certified Chiaroscuro. It became the song of the summer, taking out the #1 spot in Australia’s largest annual music poll - triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2018. It also found fans in internet celebs like the Dolan Twins and One Directioner Louis Tomlinson. “Confidence” peaked at #9 on the ARIA Singles Chart and Year-end chart performance saw the single placed at #64, later nominated for Song of the Year at the 2019 ARIA Music Awards and Rock Work of the Year at the 2019 APRA Music Awards.

The resurgence of “Confidence” follows a huge 12 months of touring for the band off-the-back of their critically acclaimed fourth LP Low Altitude Living (2022), which saw The Australian award the record four stars, calling it a “continuation of one of the most impressive bull runs by an Australian rock band in recent memory”, while Rolling Stone Australia proclaimed “this album will push Ocean Alley further towards major-global-band status.” The album features hits ‘Touch Back Down’ - which was nominated for Most Performed Alternative Work at APRA Music Awards of 2023 - ‘Deepest Darkness’ and ‘Home’ just to name a few album highlights. It debuted at #3 on the ARIA Albums Chart – and #5 on the NZ Top 40 Albums Chart, making it the band’s first album to chart in New Zealand. Low Altitude Living followed the success of Lonely Diamond (2020) which also debuted at #3 on the ARIA Albums Chart and was nominated for Best Rock Album at the ARIA Awards.

This year, the band have sold more than 42,000 tickets across their Australian headline shows, plus a further 35,000 tickets sold across 34 shows in the UK, Europe, North America and New Zealand. They had a number of key festival call-ups, including replacing Lewis Capaldi at the last minute for Splendour In The Grass, adding to the list of major festival billings that also boasts international icons Reading & Leeds (UK), Sziget (HU), BottleRock (US) and Rhythm & Alps (NZ) to name a few. Continuing to grow their devoted following both at home and abroad, Ocean Alley are solidifying their place as one of Australia’s most beloved and influential bands, and are poised to make an indelible mark on the global music scene for years to come.
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