BIOGRAPHY



"OK Vancouver OK prove why they’ve been an indispensable fixture in the West Coast music underground for over a decade. The pleasant rhythm and backing vocals on “Black Part of Light” provide a solid base, counter-balancing the undisciplined lead vocals and whimsical instrumental flourishes. These guys could give a Weird Tuesday clinic" - Mark Anthony Brennan / Ride the Tempo 2016


Ok Vancouver Ok is a Canadian indie rock band formed in Vancouver B.C. in 2004. Described as "anti-capitalist indie music with an environmental message". Do-it-together. DIY. Integrating elements of go-yr-own-way, lo-fi, minimalism, pop, post punk, folk rock, acapella, experimentalism, outsider art and avant-garde ideas. The most recent lineup comprised of Jeff Johnson(lead vocals, electric guitars, keyboards), Kristjanne Vosper or Liza Moser (electric bass, vocals) Greg Napier (multi-instrumental) and Laura House (Drums). The band has been building a reputation as poetic, thought-provoking and forthright, with captivating live shows.

SHAPE UP LP self-released in March 2020. Recorded by Jeff Johnson at his home on Tascam 8-track. Mixing and Mastering by Nicholas Wilbur at The Unknown in Anacortes Wash. Shape Up we hear minimalistic and experimental song writing. Danceable, self-reflective, heart-felt, parental, funky, spooky, fast, slow, that how it go... Art work a collaboration with Johnson's 2 year old child.(The World Exploding)
The 10th full length album and 7th LP. Musical contributions from Laura House, Eli Moore, Nicholas Wilbur and Noam Ash. 

Black Part of Light LP released in 2016 in North America and Europe on Switzerland label Bongo Joe Records, along with a tour in Switzerland, Germany and France November 2016. Black Part of Light is the bands 6th vinyl Lp and another collaborated effort/ studio album with Eli Moore(LAKE,Palisades,K Records), Ashley Eriksson(LAKE,K Records, Adventure Time). 

Influences LP/Cassette is the band's 9th full length album and 5th vinyl release. Recorded by Eli Moore on Whidbey Island March 2014. Featuring performances by Jeff Johnson, Laura House, Liza Moser, Ashley Eriksson and Eli Moore, it is a follow up to 2013's Food Shelter Water LP/cassette. Like much of their previously released music, Influences continues to explore themes of anti-capitalism, sustainability, freedom, and non-human life on earth. Influences borrows sounds and feelings from the bands that have influenced Ok Vancouver Ok. Influences hopes to influence others and build hope and momentum towards a radical shift in our collective cultures and daily lives.

Ok Vancouver Ok has been compared to, or said to sound similar to, such bands as Talking Heads, The Velvet Underground, Beat Happening, Joy Division, B52's, Modest Mouse, The Pixies and Daniel Johnston. Many comparisons have been made over the bands 17 year existence, though the band is always adapting and free to be itself. The band's song 'nature' was covered by Angelo Spencer and released on K records in 2015. This song was taken from the album Escape the Common People (2012), a 220 record pressing in which Johnson painted abstract faces on each of the covers.


Ok Vancouver Ok is currently working on new material. Hoping to tour to a town near you soon . XOXO

updated May 3 2017