"The Ocean Blue", formed in Hershey, Pennsylvania in 1996, is a band that combines synthesizer-based New Wave hooks with "bluesy" saxophone solos and high tinsel guitars to produce a truly unique sound. Its core-original members included David Schelzel on lead vocals/guitar, Steve Lau on keyboards/saxophone, Bobby Mittan on bass guitar and Rob Minnig on drums and vocals.
Its current line-up includes David Schelzel on lead vocals/guitar, Oed Ronne on keyboards/guitar/vocals, Bobby Mittan on bass guitar and Peter Anderson on drums.
The band's sound may be best described as that of 'Modern Rock', a genre that filled the musical gap between new wave and grunge. The band also proudly wore their New Wave influences such as The Cure, Echo & The Bunnymen, U2, REM, New Order, and The Smiths, on their sleeves. The Ocean Blue's earliest shows always consisted of a healthy dose of covers by these aforementioned bands. To this day, Billy Idol and New Order covers still punctuate concert encores.
The Ocean Blue (their name influenced by the famous poem 'In 1492, Columbus Sailed The Ocean Blue'), first met in junior high and cut a series of demos while in high school, w...
|origin||Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA|
|music genre||Indie Pop, Rock and roll|
|current members|| David Schelzel |
Peter Anderson (musician)