In 2015, Ocean Colour Scene celebrated their 25th anniversary with a sold-out acoustic tour of some of the most prestigious UK Concert Halls, it was not only their most successful for 15 years, but also their best received, with ecstatic audience reactions every night.
Simon and Oscar (pictured above) are continuing the theme in 2022 with a tour of intimate seated venues, including the Apex, in Bury St Edmunds, for their acoustic performances of all the big hits and anthems, including “The Riverboat Song”, “The Circle”, “Traveller’s Tune”, “Hundred Mile High City’” and “The Day We Caught The Train”.
These shows are the latest chapter in a remarkable career that’s seen OCS rise from Breton shirt-wearing Stone Roses disciples to one of Britpop’s biggest bands (their 1998 arena tour was the biggest by any UK group that year).
In their 30 years together, they’ve enjoyed five Top 10 albums, six Top 10 singles and a mantelpiece full of awards.
But behind all the swagger and the style were great songs, with words and melodies that found their way into your head and heart.
Simon and Oscar are due to play “Ocean Colour Scene” songs at the Apex on Monday, May 16, at 7.30pm. Contact The Apex Box Office on 01284 758000 or visit www.theapex.co.uk for more information or to book.