Balsam Stage

12:30 pm

Royal Oak

Put it all in the genre blender and set it to pop.

That’s been the recent motto for Vancouver’s Royal Oak and their no-holds-barred take on hooky alt-pop. Drawing inspiration from pop-punk, EDM, 80s synth-pop, hip hop, and everything in between, the four-piece—made up of childhood friends Austin Ledyard, Brayson Wong, Myles Philpott, and Michael Kragelj—has captured the maximalist energy of their anything-goes live show and distilled it into a string of high-gloss pop singles.

A recent run of songs—including "Steal My Hoodie" (250K streams), "End of the Night" (featured on Hockey Night in Canada), and “A Song For Ya” (placed on Spotify's Ready to Rock editorial)—has seen the band make strides online and onstage.

Between live and virtual festival appearances (including 2021's eMusic Live From Vancouver with Said the Whale), a slot opening for New Zealand superstars Six60, and successful showcases at Canadian Music Week 2022 and 2023, Royal Oak has amassed over 600,000 streams and a following around the world.