Artists Name/Band : OCEANS OF TEARS
Music Genre : Rock
Other Genres: Pop
Websites or Social Media Pages
ALL THE CHILDREN ARE DYING, the new single from the rock musical DROWNED IN A SEA OF TEARS, sure to get your feet stomping with energy. A classic rock musical with a purpose.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada – This new rock track titled “ALL THE CHILDREN ARE DYING” with a release date of April 22, available on Spotify, Soundcloud, and Hearnow.com, is ready to set off a chain of emotions in its listeners. This track was written by Steve W. Boily and his music collective “Oceans of Tears” and is very close to his heart due to personal reasons.
It is part of a rock musical written by him titled “DROWNED IN A SEA OF TEARS”. This track, performed by SHAWN, has three important themes and scenes. In scene one, the song tells the story of “Snowbabies”, children who are born already hooked on crack/cocaine because of their addicted and pregnant mothers. During the next scene, the song speaks about children & youth who are used as drug-runners in street gangs of U.S. cities. Finally, scene three shows children in third world, war torn countries, forced to take arms, to kill and maim other kids, women, and men, who oppose this tyrants’ rule.
The artist was grieving when he thought of penning down his thoughts as a way to cope. He needed to deal with his brother Mike’s sad demise, who passed away in a horrific car accident. “My brother was killed in a car crash many years ago while driving with his buddies a little high on pot and beer, leaving behind a young girl and boy who will never know their dad.” The artist states that the musical is semi-autobiographical and talks about sensitive parts of his life after his brother’s death, the grief, the pain, sense
of loss and guilt.
“ALL THE CHILDREN ARE DYING” is one of the songs from a two-act rock musical through his music collective “Oceans of Tears”. It is raw, untamed, dealing with themes that are “provocative” & “heavy”, often leaving its viewers feeling “uncomfortable”. This music is meant to touch the audience’s hearts and stimulate their senses.
Tune into his new track by visiting his website of find him on You Tube, Facebook and other social media sites such as Instagram, Spotify & Soundcloud.
“Oceans of Tears” is a collective and the brainchild of Steve W. Boily, which develops rock and children’s musicals, songs & videos. His music is written in a way the reaches people’s hearts and connects with them deeply.
The 1980’s and 1990’s heavily influence his music. The classic rock genre has been incredibly inspiring for him. He aims to produce musical theatre and videos that are full of depth & substance.
The productions need to be “provocative” and can sometimes even leave viewers feeling “heavy” and “uncomfortable”. However, the music is sure to get their hearts pumping, minds thinking, and feet stomping.
Steve W. Boily
o/a: Les productions ALASKA Productions
15 Ruscica Drive
Toronto, ON M4A 1P9
MAIN WEBSITE: https://www.kaddraddproductions.com/;
STEVE W BOILY,
What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
The 1980’s and 1990’s heavily influence my music. The classic rock genre has been incredibly inspiring for me.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
OCEANS OF TEARS came about as I was writing the songs and the scenes of my rock musical. I would often cry and sometimes laugh as I was putting words to paper and music to tape remembering events and emotions of my brother’s tragic death. A death where drugs and alcohol were involved where he left behind a young girl and boy who would never know their dad. One sad and one happy emoji summed up the high & low waves of emotions during the writing and recording process.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Heart, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Queen, Doobie Brothers, Santane, Rush, ZZTop, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Chicago. My claim to fame, while touring around Northern Ontario towns and bars; we lost our female singer and our agent introduced us to a fantastic young singer in Timmins, Ontario, SHANIA (EILEEN) TWAIN. We hired her and toured the Canadian Maritime Provinces throughout the summer and fall. This was well before she became the star that she became but we knew at that time that she was talented.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
For the past 1.5 years, I have been fine-tuning my rock musical manuscript “DROWNED IN A SEA OF TEARS” and releasing videos and songs from the musical on my website and social media sites.
2 – Sending out synopsis of my musical, videos and songs to music & theatre industry professionals with the goal of staging the musical in a theatrical production.
3 – I have also started re-writing the songs & manuscript of my children’s musical “Drinking & Driving Don’t Mix”.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
Drinking & driving, toking & driving are both a scourge across the U.S., Canada & Europe killing and maiming thousands of persons every year. These are the main topics of the rock and children’s musicals. My goal is to stage these musicals in theatres, high schools, colleges and universities across North America to entertain, engage, inspire and influence audiences and fans to prevent them from getting behind the wheel of a vehicle under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
I have two preferred tracks, BULLET IN A GUN is one of my favorite tracks as it is a straight ahead hard driving rock song where I relive the pain and emotion of loosing my brother MIKE due to a car accident and where I can release the rage, guilt, pain and emotion that was feeling. DROWNED IN A SEA OF TEARS was the first song I wrote from the musical and it is what I was feeling after getting the phone call that my broter had died and then having to call my mom and dad to let them know of the loss of their son. These two songs where my form of therapy during the initial days and weeks after the accident.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
I have sent out hundreds of emails of a synopsis of my musical, videos and songs to producers, music publishers, theatrical companies, artists, producers etc to try and interest one of them to take my projects on but without success; so far. It is frustrating but I intend to continue and press on until I can reach someone who sees my vision.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
For these musicals, I envisioned events and emotions in my mind and usually started writing sentences downs and doodling on the guitar until I had a combination of words, lyrics, moods and beats that I liked. I would then begin the fine-tuning process. One song might take a few hours while others would take days or weeks to complete. The song is pretty well completed by the time the recording process started. I normally recorded guitars, bass, keys and drums myself one track at a time and then begin bringing in musician friends and vocalists from my music collective as needed.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Social media sites such as Utube, Facebook, Spotify and Soundcloud have been very helpfull as mediums to place my songs & videos from the musical where these can be easily shared with new audiences and fans, and where I can direct prospective producers, publishers and other musicians to listen to and view my works. These are invaluable tools which I would consider my “calling cards”.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
I am from the baby-boom generation so I like playlists that have the rock and pop sounds of the 1980’s and 1980’s. However, my wife and I also like latin music, and we both love dancing to salsa & bachata.
As a guitarist, I have been playing and listening to lots of acoustic blues guitar.
I am an early bird and up by 05:30am. I like to meditate and do tai-chi in the mornings and enjoy listening to meditative type music on my headphones.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
Music is a tough business. My dad was not thrilled when I told him I was going out on the road. The only advice he ever gave me which I followed was to get a trade for something to fall back on in case music did not work out. While playing in local bars, I went to college to become a Stationary Engineer, Gas Fitter, Refrigeration/Air Condition Technician. When my musid career ended, these tickets helped me to get my foot in the door where I became a Property/Facility Manager. I gave up music in the early 1990’s to concentrate on my career and family whene I did not see any future for myself. I stored my studio and instuments away in the attic for over 25 years and only in mid-2018, when I semi-retired and at the nudging and suggestion of my wife did dust off my gear from the attic where I got back into music, playing guitar, writing and getting my old master tapes of songs digitized and videos produced.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Music is a tough business. It has to be a passion, a calling. Get an education first, and while you are fine tuning your craft.
There are great schools that can offer careers in the music field. Take advantage of these and surround yourself with a circle of friends and mentors who share your passion. The pandemic has been a crushing blow to all type of jobs in the entertainment field so remember, get an education/trade first so that you can fall back on these. for every successful Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber, there are a thousand artists behind them who are just as talented but nener got the break, management, timing that was needed for the next step of their careers.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
I would commit to devote and spend a certain amount of my budget on finding and nurturing talent. Talent and success does not happen overnight. You need to develop mechanisms to support new talent while ther are fine-tuning their craft.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
Learn from the masters and from your piers and only then you wil have the tools to become an original.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
My aim is to produce musical theatre, songs and videos that are full of depth & substance.
My goal is to use theatre and music to entertain, engage, influence and inspire audiences to do the right thing before they get behind the wheel of a vehicle under the influence.
My productions need to be “provocative” and can sometimes even leave viewers feeling “heavy” and “uncomfortable”. However, the music is sure to get hearts pumping, minds thinking, and feet stomping.