Seaway, a punk/pop band based in Toronto, mark their first appearance in Barrie this month. The two-night show is in support of their latest record Vacation.
“The main idea behind it was it was our first time recording away from Toronto. We recorded it in LA, gave it a sun-shiny vacation vibe and a lot of it was written on tour,” said Ryan Locke, vocals.
Since forming in 2011, Seaway has become known for their highly infectious brand of pop punk. They have released three full-length LP’s, three EP’s and have toured extensively in North America and the UK.
The band came together during their university years. All went to separate universities along the Hwy 401 corridor and all were enrolled in different fields of study.
Locke has known Andrew Eichinger (guitar) and Ken Taylor, drums, since Kindergarten in Oakville. They started jamming rock cover tunes in Grade 6 and started writing music in high school, which is where they met Patrick Carleton (guitar, vocals) and Adam Shoji (bass) since high school. The band has been together since then.
Plays for the upcoming show are to “rock the house down”.
“We definitely keep it pretty light and fun, upbeat,” said Locke of their music, and live shows.
Vacation is the follow-up record to Seaway’s critically acclaimed 2015 release Colour Blind.
Seaway plays The Foxx Lounge Rock Bar & Hotdoggery Jan. 25-26. Special guests include First Ghost and Ink. For tickets, see www.ticketscene.ca.
photo credit Elliot Ingham