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The Boom Booms

Sep 26, 2019 | Funding Recipient

“Some of the tightest, smoothest, sexiest soul and funk produced in the city right now comes courtesy of six guys who all grew up within a few blocks of each other on Vancouver’s East Side.”

The Boom Booms are an indie soul band from Vancouver, BC. The group consists of brothers Aaron Ross (lead vocals) and Sean Ross (keys), Tom Van Deursen (guitar), Geordie Hart (bass), and Theo Vincent (drums).

The Boom Booms love and live for the road. They’ve busked across Europe, performed in the Brazilian Amazon and Rio’s famous ‘Casa Rosa’, toured in a Scamper RV the 12,000 km roundtrip from Vancouver to Panama and circumnavigated the United States twice in their yellow School Bus.

Influenced by travel, the Booms released their latin-laced debut album ¡Hot Rum! in 2011. Their sophomore release with Grammy Award-winning producer Chin Injeti “Love Is Overdue” came out Oct. 4th 2014, and draws more on childhood influences such as Bill Withers and Al Green.

Most recently, the band sold out Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom, and released their third full-length album A Million Miles in September 2017.

When asked about the album theme, and anything that surprised them in the recording process, Aaron gave us some insight, “Going into the process, I definitely envisioned us going in a more upbeat, world-rhythm-inspired direction. The biggest surprise was all these darker songs that rose to the top of all the songs we looked at, which was 100+ if not more.”

“For me a lot of the album is about saying goodbye. Letting go. Moving on. Everyone will interpret the songs in different ways of course but I just felt the need to unpack certain things. Like I was emotionally pent up, you know? And I'm too cheap for therapy so I pick up the guitar. This album was about wrapping up all those emotions and putting them down, moving on into the next chapter.”

Creative BC is proud to support The Boom Booms as part of the BC Music Fund’s Sound Recording Program.