• musician



    Upcoming Dates:

    May 25, 2019 - Copper Owl - Victoria, BC w/ Prince Shima - details

    May 29, 2019 - Red Gate - Vancouver, BC w/ Prince Shima - details


    Past Dates

    May 18, 2019 - EXPANSE - Old Crow Coffee Co - New Westminster, BC

    March 29, 2019 - Carport Manor - Abbotsford, BC

    February 23, 2019 - The Vault Cafe - Nanaimo, BC

    February 22, 2019 - SubCulture Club - Victoria, BC

    Jan 18, 2019 - House Concert - New Westminster, BC

    Nov 08, 2018 - Sneaky Dees - Toronto, ON

    Nov 06, 2018 - Carport Manor - Abbotsford, BC

    Oct 21, 2018 - The Avant Garden (Album Release Party) - Vancouver, BC

    Oct 19, 2018 - I-Lead Abby (Album Release Party) - Abbotsford, BC

    Sept 1, 2018 - Mill Lake Concert Series - Abbotsford, BC

    May 26, 2018 - Drone Day New West - New Westminster, BC

    Mar 30, 2018 - CIVL 10 Year Anniversary - The Stage, Mission, BC

    Feb 9, 2018 - Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby, BC

    Jan 27, 2018 - Social Medium New West - New Westminster, BC

    June 10, 2017 - National Campus and Community Radio Association Conference, University of the Fraser Valley - Abbotsford, BC

    May 27, 2017 - Drone Day New West - New Westminster, BC

  • BIO

    Stephen Carl O’Shea is a minimal sound artist and songwriter from New Westminster, British Columbia. As a co-founding member of new wave band You Say Party, he has toured across 3 continents and played hundreds of shows in dive bars, all ages spaces, and music festivals. He now finds himself staying closer to his home and exploring new avenues of songwriting. His passion for arts and community building has led him to be the artistic director of Jam in Jubilee Music Festival (2012-2014) and currently works as the Executive Director of the Arts Council of New Westminster (2015 to present).


    EXPANSE is a collaborative audiovisual work, composed by Stephen Carl O’Shea and Daniel Ross in the winter of 2019. Recorded remotely between the artists’ homes in Vancouver and Montreal, the artists’ process bridged geographic, temporal, and technological divides. This context is observed as the underlying compositional currents explore the tension and challenges that were faced by the artists. Across its 17 minutes, varying themes emerge as products of these dynamics, thus illustrating the challenge in identifying the narrative of an increasingly complex and connected world.

    A variety of sound sources was used, including synthesizers, analog/digital effects and field recordings. Source video material was captured in Vancouver, Montreal, and the Gaspesie region of Quebec. In its first half, the work moves explores the unsettling theme of distance, moving into the familiar sounds of the urbanized world in its second half. Resting in a world of amplitudes, EXPANSE is the expression of two artists collaborating again after a 17 year absence.


    Stephen released a split 12" LP with The Sylvia Platters through 101.7 FM CIVL Radio in October of 2018. Shadow Steps has been nominated for three categories (Experimental, Electronic, Punk) at the 2018 Fraser Valley Music Awards and has spent five weeks at #1 of the 101.7 FM CIVL Radio weekly EarShot charts. Shadow Steps was the most played album on CIVL Radio in 2018.


    In 2015, he released his first in a series of collaborative EPs entitled “Midnight Music” with New York-based artist Holy Hum.




    The Progressive Thinker - Hail the Air EP
    You Say Party! We Say Die! - Danswad EP
    Horse Mountain Cemetery - S/T EP
    A Terrorist Sparrow - Live at Art Matters
    A Terrorist Sparrow - Live at The Sparrow House
    You Say Party! We Say Die! - Hit The Floor (CD/LP)
    You Say Party! We Say Die! - The Gap 7"
    You Say Party! We Say DIe!/Victorian English Gentlemens Club - Split 7"
    You Say Party! We Say Die! - Lose All Time (CD/LP)
    You Say Party! We Say Die! - Monster 7"
    You Say Party! We Say DIe! - Like I Give A Care 7"
    You Say Party! We Say Die! - Remik's Cube (CD)
    You Say Party! We Say Die! - XXXX (CD/LP)
    You Say Party - REMIXXXX (Digital EP)
    You Say Party/The Duloks - Split EP
    Real Boys - Vacation (Single)
    Real Boys - Real Boys EP
    The Progressive Thinker - People EP

    Stephen Carl O'Shea - Silent Night (Christmas Single)
    You Say Party - Friend (Single)

    ROLLING THUNDER (soundtrack) w/ Krista Loewen
    You Say Party - The Misunderstanding (Single)
    You Say Party - DECENNIEUM EP


    Holy Hum + Stephen Carl O'Shea - Midnight Music EP

    You Say Party - Ignorance (Single)


    You Say Party - Underside (Single)

    You Say Party - You Say Party (CD/LP)


    Stephen Carl O'Shea - Shadow Steps (Split LP w/ The Slyvia Platters)


    Stephen Carl O'Shea and Daniel Ross present: EXPANSE (audiovisual work)




    Email: stephencarloshea [at] gmail [dot] com

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