INTERVIEW: Simon Fowler and Oscar Harrison of Ocean Colour Scene discuss their Spring acoustic tour

INTERVIEW: Simon Fowler and Oscar Harrison of Ocean Colour Scene discuss their Spring acoustic tour 1

In episode #71 of The XS Noize Podcast, Mark Millar catches up with Ocean Colour Scene singer Simon Fowler and drummer Oscar Harrison about their extensive acoustic tour for Spring 2022.

Following Ocean Colour Scene’s sell-out UK tour in 2021, Simon and Oscar will play relatively intimate seated venues, creating the perfect stages for acoustic performances of all their big hits and anthems, including The Riverboat Song, The Circle, Traveller’s Tune, Hundred Mile High City and The Day We Caught The Train.

In their first podcast interview, Simon and Oscar talk about the upcoming shows, their Britpop heyday and much more.

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Ocean Colour Scene

Forming 32 years ago, OCS spent six years fine-tuning their sound before lighting up the Britpop party with three Top 5 albums; 1996’s ‘Moseley Shoals’, 1997’s ‘Marchin’ Already’ and 1999’s ‘One From The Modern’. The band has also achieved seventeen Top 40 singles, including a staggering run of nine successive Top 20 singles and a mantelpiece full of awards.

As with all the best groups, behind the swagger and style were great songs, with words and melodies that found their way into the public’s head and heart. It’s now time to hear these songs again, stripped back but every bit as brilliant.

The full list of tour dates for An Evening With Simon and Oscar of Ocean Colour Scene is as follows:


29th Dundee Fat Sam’s

30th Aberdeen Lemon Tree


1st Glasgow Oran Mor

2nd Edinburgh Liquid Rooms

5th Stockton on Tees ARC

6th Newark The Palace

7th Stamford Corn Exchange

8th Sheffield City Hall

10th Whitley Bay Playhouse

11th Buxton Opera House

12th Corby The Core

13th Bridlington Spa

15th Southend Palace Theatre

16th Bury St Edmunds The Apex

17th London Union Chapel

19th Ilkley Kings Hall

20th Lytham-St-Annes Lowther Pavilion

21st Manchester RNCM

22nd Burnley Mechanics

24th Bristol St Georges

26th Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion

27th Harpenden Public Halls

28th Shrewsbury Theatre Severn

29th Birmingham Town Hall


2nd Cardiff The Globe

Tickets are available directly from venue box offices and Ticketmaster.

Xsnoize Author
Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as hosting interviews for the weekly XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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