The Boom Booms

The Boom Booms

"Some of the tightest, smoothest, sexiest soul and funk produced in the city right now comes courtesy of six guys who all grew up within a few blocks of each other on Vancouver’s East Side."
-The Georgia Straight

The Boom Booms are an Indie Soul band from Vancouver, BC. The group consists of brothers Aaron Ross (lead vocals) and Sean Ross (keys), Tom Van Deursen (guitar), Geordie Hart (bass), Richard Brinkman (drums), and Theo Vincent (percussion, drums).

The Boom Booms love and live for the road. They've busked across Europe, performed in the Brazilian Amazon and Rio's famous 'Casa Rosa', toured in a Scamper RV the 12,000 km roundtrip from Vancouver to Panama and circumnavigated the United States twice in their yellow School Bus.

Influenced by travel the Booms released their latin-laced debut album ¡Hot Rum! in 2011. The band went on to win 2nd place in the PEAK Performance Project 2011, taking home a prize of $75,000. The Boom Booms have been voted the best unsigned band of Vancouver (The Georgia Straight) 3 years in a row. Their sophomore release produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Chin Injeti "Love Is Overdue" draws on childhood influences such as Bill Withers and Al Green. The album was released on October 4th and has been well received locally.

The Boom Booms recently hosted their first music festival in Vancouver on July 5th. An evolution of the band's charity block parties that began in 2009, the East Van Summer Jam is The Boom Booms’ way of giving back to the borough that raised them. Proceeds from the fundraiser, which also featured the Rascalz, the Funkhunters, and the New Royales, go to the band's nonprofit, the Music Tree. In past years, the Music Tree has donated money to organizations like the Vancouver-based CLICK (Contributing to Lives of Inner-City Kids) and the St. James Music Academy, as well as numerous international charities.


Westcoast Reunion at VICTORIA SKA & REGGAE FESTIVAL XVIII (19yrs+)
The Boom Booms, Caleb Hart & the Royal Youths , Boomshack
Thu. June 15th 9pm
$16.50 - $20 advance Ticket Info
Join us for the smoothest, sultriest night of Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest XVIII, headlined by Vancouver indie-soul sensations THE BOOM BOOMS. The Boom Booms have been long time friends of the Festival and this time they come to Distrikt to bring us their one-of-a-kind slinky, soulful grooves. There's something magical and warm about this septet's sound, something that's made them a West Coast institution. The perfect tunes to get centre your soul and shake your bones to, with a couple good friends, or huddled up close with your lover. Their Vic Ska & Reggae Fest return is not to be missed!

Teaming up with the Boom Booms for this soulful extravaganza is quickly-rising west-coast star CALEB HART & THE ROYAL YOUTHS. Through his work with Tasman Jude and now as frontman of the Royal Youths, Caleb Hart has established himself as one of Canada's premier reggae voices, roots-reggae smooth to dancehall grimy in the blink of an eye and always armed with a message of peace, love and hope. Nanaimo's BOOMSHACK is set to kick off the night with their untouchably soulful blend of jazz, hard funk and reggae. We can't wait to groove and get close with all the family for what promises to be a hot night like no other.