Go By Ocean

Go By Ocean

San Geronimo, Fred Torphy

Fri · May 16, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is all ages

Go By Ocean
Go By Ocean
Go By Ocean emerges from San Francisco’s Mission Bells Studios with their soon to be released debut albumPaper Thin Hotel produced by local legends Tim Bluhm (of the Mother Hips) and David Simon-Baker (who has produced Los Lobos, Jackie Greene, The Mother Hips, and ALO). Their ethereal yet bold indie sound has been honed by years of live performances throughout the Bay Area, including an ongoing residency at Phil Lesh’s venue Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael.

Lead vocalist Ryan McCaffrey and guitarist/vocalist Craig MacArthur conceptualized Go By Ocean's warm sound in sunny Southern California. They soon found the band’s true home in San Francisco, recruiting some of the best talent the Bay Area has to offer. Sean Nelson (drums) and Eric DiBerardino (bass) provide a soulful foundation, while Mike Pascale delivers his distinctive & passionate lead guitar. This remarkable musical chemistry has earned them a solid reputation among fans and respected musicians alike. Go By Ocean perfected their unique sound through their love for playing live, developing the moods of their debut album. This album emulates a diverse sonic spectrum, from radiant and inspiring to dark and mournful, painting harmonic pictures that support lyrics steeped in empathy and yearning, documenting struggles that evolve into hope.

Paper Thin Hotel features Danny Eisenberg on keys with guest appearances by contemporary San Francisco legends Tim & Nicki Bluhm and Dan Lebowitz (ALO).

Eric DiBerardino - Bass, Vocals
Craig MacArthur - Guitars, Vocals
Ryan McCaffrey - Vocals, Guitars
Sean Nelson - Drums
Mike Pascale - Guitar, Vocals
Danny Eisenberg - Keys
San Geronimo
San Geronimo
San Geronimo is a Roots Americana band based out of the rolling hills of West Marin California. Described by the the San Francisco Bay Guardian as “Hard charging Americana”. Their influences range from Fugazi to Floyd and can be found at their weekly residency at Phil Lesh’s Club Terrapin Crossroads.
Fred Torphy
Fred Torphy writes interesting songs - structurally simple, while emotionally, rhythmically and tonally complex. As the bandleader of San Francisco's own Big Light, Fred is usually busy writing for the band's cadre... but more and more frequently around town - and up and down the California coast - you can catch Fred either by himself with a guitar (and/or backed by one of any number of instrumental collaborators), on stage, singing and playing his songs. Hard-pressed to draw comparisons or cite influences, there's a little bit of a lot of things in Fred's music.

What's most interesting and most memorable is what of himself he's put in there... a well-developed, signature guitar technique and a fast-evolving, unique vocal style are marking his newest material as the most original to date. As Fred guides Big Light through a studio process that will end in an LP to drop in early 2012, try and catch him solo to get a closer look into one of modern rock and roll's most interesting minds.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110