|By PR Newswire||
|August 8, 2014 04:00 PM EDT||
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hobart Ocean, who is in CityWalk's successful Street Performer program, also recently signed a worldwide deal with Swift Endeavor, and made their debut on the "5 Towers" stage for Universal CityWalk's free summer "Music Spotlight Series." The much anticipated performance drew a crowd of well over a thousand fans. They performed for forty five minutes playing their own original songs while also showcasing two cover performances, "Counting Stars" by OneRepublic and "Still Into You" by Paramore. Hobart Ocean finished with their newly released single "Another Heartbreak" currently available for pre-order on iTunes or Google Play and soon to be released worldwide on August 19. Travis Leonard the lead singer who unexpectedly jumped into the crowd while singing "Another Heartbreak" setting off a wave of excitement has this to say, "All I can remember was it being a spontaneous moment and it was our last song for the night. The fans were singing along and we were just having a good time." After their live performance Jaron Lancaster, the bass guitarist, said, "We are pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of this year's Music Spotlight Series. It has been an amazing year for us." The drummer Mattias Hagström goes on to say "First the Street Performer program then a record deal. We are appreciative. We won't let our fans down. We are working harder than ever." Hobart Ocean surprised their fans with an unscheduled meet and greet at their merchandise table while the show continued with Heffron Drive. "Our fans mean the world to us. They make this journey possible and we are thankful to be able to share this amazing experience with them.," said Steven Hopkins the lead guitarist. Heffron Drive, featuring Kendall Schmidt from Big Time Rush and Dustin Belt, continued the energy throughout the night, finishing the concert at 9:00 PM. The meet and greet with Hobart Ocean lasted over an hour after the concert.
Hobart Ocean is an American rock band. The band was founded by a trio from Illinois who are Travis Leonard (lead vocal), Steven Hopkins (lead guitar), and Jaron Lancaster (bass guitar) along with Mattias Hagström (drummer) from Sweden to form Hobart Ocean.
Swift Endeavor is an independent recording label and a talent management firm that represents artists across every entertainment sector, specifically music. Other areas include film, television, theatre, advertising, literature and digital media. It also advises top consumer brands and provides clients with unique marketing solutions across social media, mobile and gaming platforms. Swift Endeavor works in connecting brands and audiences through sponsorships, licensing, media, consulting, events, training, talent management and unparalleled client service across its diverse and wide ranging areas of expertise.
"5 Towers" stage at Universal CityWalk is Los Angeles' free premier open-air concert venue which is host to a multitude of performances by some of today's most influential artists, including Jason DeRulo, CeeLo Green, John Legend, Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz and Good Charlotte.
SOURCE Swift Endeavor
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