Members: Nadav Tabak, Alex Champ
Genre: Acoustic Progressive Rock
Influences: Rodrigo y Gabirela, Opeth, Metallica, John Butler, Dream Theater
Opening the borders of genre, acoustic guitar duo Opal Ocean fuses together Rock and Flamenco techniques to create their own epic wall of sound.
Forming in late 2014, New Caledonian Alex Champ and New Zealander Nadav Tabak decided to take their music to the streets busking, using it as a platform for composing their original instrumental pieces.
Based in the heart of Melbourne, the eclectic duo have seen their works blossom enjoying great success, selling over 12,000 physical CD’s Independently with their single “J.A.M” going viral with over 30+ Million hits on social media.
Opal Ocean are proud to have a dedicated fan base that helped back two successful crowdfunding campaigns for new releases. In late 2016 the duo released their highly anticipated debut album “Lost Fables” recorded with producer Dave Newington and critically acclaimed mixing and mastering engineer Mark Lewis. And 2018 saw the release of their New single MEXICANA which was fully funded from Kickstarter fans around the world.
The momentum from their latest release has created a massive buzz that has pushed them from busking in the streets of Australia onto the world stage. Performing on their first ever tour with countless high profile shows such as The 2018 Montreux Jazz Festival, Gurten Festival, Earth Garden Festival, Berg Herzberg Festival and many more. The overwhelming response at their European shows has guaranteed Opal Ocean to come back in 2019.
Opal Ocean is currently working on their second full length album due for release in 2019.