Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades: 2000s


Although they hail from various parts of England, the members of this UK rock act have been based in Old Trafford, Manchester, since the band’s inception in 1998. Michael Vennart (19 August 1976, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England; vocals/guitar), Gambler (b. Richard Ingram, 23 June 1975, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England; guitar/keyboards), Steven Durose (b. 23 January 1976, Birmingham, West Midlands, England; guitar/vocals), Mark Heron (b. 20 August 1970, St. Andrews, Scotland; drums), and Jonathon Ellis (b. 9 October 1975, Kingston-Upon-Thames, London, England; bass) completed the original line-up. True to their name, the quintet’s music was loud, powerful and epic, blending heavy, progressive rock with psychedelic, indie and ambient, earning eclectic comparisons to artists such as Pink Floyd, Metallica, Tool, Biffy Clyro and Mogwai. Having released a handful of EPs and singles, Oceansize were signed by Beggars Banquet Records in 2002 and released...

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