“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 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. Their sophomore release with Grammy Award-winning producer Chin Injeti “Love Is Overdue” came out Oct. 4th 2014, and draws more on childhood influences such as Bill Withers and Al Green.
The Boom Booms recently hosted their second music festival in Vancouver on July 4th 2015. An evolution of the band’s charity back alley 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 over the last two years featured Mayer Hawthorne, Kelela, BJ The Chicago Kid, the Rascalz, Star Captains, the Funkhunters, and the New Royales and more, 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.