The Olés: New tour, new video

Santa Barbara locals, The Olés, are a reggae rock band that has been working hard creating and celebrating music for the past four years. However, The Olés are so much more than just a reggae rock band. They also have influences of hip-hop, funk, and blues. The kind of music you put on while cruising to the beach at sunset to catch a couple waves. In fact, their name, The Olés, was coined after lead singer and guitarist, Cole Leksan, exclaimed “Olé!” while surfing one San Diego afternoon.

The kind of music you put on while cruising to the beach at sunset…

In January of 2016 the band released their first full album titled, Strictly Speaking that includes thirteen originals and one cover of the song “Sunshine” by Atmosphere. The Olés also recently released a music video for this cover that was filmed along the beaches of Santa Barbara creating a perfect backdrop for the video. An EP is currently in the making as a follow up to Strictly Speaking and a possible music video is being discussed for their song, “Going Back To Cali” off their EP titled Westward Bound.

The Olés have been busy the first part of this year touring songs off of Strictly Speaking and Westward Bound. They are currently preparing to open day two of The 7th annual California Roots Festival, which inspired the idea for their upcoming tour. The exact dates of the tour have not been released yet but The Olés have been rumored to be hitting spots along the California coast, Las Vegas, Colorado, and Washington. It doesn’t end at Cali Roots though. The Olés will be headlining a festival the following weekend in Weed, CA. To keep up with new music videos, EP’s, and upcoming tour dates visit their website:

The Olés 2016 tour visualized

Tour dates

  • 05/08/2016 – Dipiazzas – Long Beach, CA
  • 05/10/2016 – Frog and Peach Pub – San Luis Obispo, CA
  • 05/13/2016 – Neck of the Woods – San Francisco, CA
  • 05/18/2016 – Mercury Lounge – Goleta, CA
  • 05/28/2016 – California Roots Music and Arts Festival – Monterey, CA
  • 06/01/2016 – Poway's Irish Pub – San Diego, CA
  • 06/02/2016 – Winstons Beach Club – San Diego, CA
  • 06/03/2016 – LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
  • 06/04/2016 – Weed Music and Arts Festival – Weed, CA
  • 06/05/2016 – Crushingcrayons – Coos Bay, OR
  • 06/06/2016 – TBD – Tacoma, WA
  • 06/08/2016 – Ohana's – Seattle, WA
  • 06/09/2016 – The Royale – Salt Lake City, UT
  • 06/10/2016 – Venue TBD – Ogden, UT
  • 06/12/2016 – Wolfe Brewery – Springs, CO
  • 06/13/2016 – Cervantez – Denver, CO
  • 06/14/2016 – Belly Up Aspen – Aspen, CO
  • 06/15/2016 – Pho Cao – Scottsdale, AZ
  • 06/16/2016 – TBD – Ventura, CA
  • 06/17/2016 – Live Oak Music Festival – Santa Barbara, CA

The Olés “Atmosphere” music video

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