Face The Ocean.
Where are you from?
Who is in your band?
The six-man team consists of Andrew Stickley performing lead vocals, Daniel Rickman on lead guitar/backing vocals, Paul Holmes is our bassist/backing vocalist, James Dugdale on rhythm guitar, Lee Girdlestone on drums and Jamie Lowes as our keyboard/effects player.
How would you describe yourselves?
We are just a group of people who are in love with music, film, art and other media types, we care deeply about how our project is presented to our audience and strive to give people a musical experience that is not only unique but that they can relate and connect to visually as well as musically.
Who are your main influences musically?
We draw inspiration from a lot of different bands for different reasons. Musically we draw on the likes of Angels & Airwaves and 30 Seconds to Mars but lyrically we are inspired by bands such as The Dangerous Summer and Go Radio. We strive to bring emotional story like lyrics and combine them with what could be described as a movie like soundtrack.
What do you hope to achieve in music?
The easiest way to say this would be that we want to make a difference, a difference to the people who still hold music true to their heart and a difference to others who have a love for any type of media whatever shape or form. We want to feel like we have inspired people to also want to make a difference in their own way…….Ambition can be very contagious!
What has been the highlight of your career and why?
A huge highlight of ours so far would be our very first full length UK tour with two amazing bands, the relationships on the road just became so compatible that even after just 12 days we felt the best of friends and through all of the people we met throughout the UK on the tour dates proves to us that what we want to achieve is in fact achievable.
And what's the moment you want to forget?
Again part of our first tour, the first show we played went down really well, we were heading back to the hotel on the motorway when the whole gearbox decided to literally fall out of the van. Somehow there was no recovery available between the hours of 11pm to 6am so we were stuck at the side of the motorway freezing our asses off, almost getting robbed, questioned by road police and all we could smell was horse crap from the nearby farm for the seven straight hours of pure hell…..
If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
We would say Breathe Again would be that song, It captures the most of our combined efforts and influences into a song that doesn't feel overdone.
Where can we listen to it?
Where can we find out more about your music?
We are fully active on a number of social media sites:
Anything else you’d like to say about your band/music that I forgot to ask?
We have very recently announced that we are heading on our first headline UK tour, one year on from our first tour as well as releasing the Deluxe Edition of our EP “Deliverance” you can get more information about the tour and new EP at any of our social media pages as well as our online store which you can find right here: www.FaceTheOceanShop.