Cement Ship was launched on January 1st, 2017 in Santa Cruz, California by singer/songwriter Tim Brady just three weeks before the SS Palo Alto (the band’s namesake) was torn apart by heavy storm waves.
The music is inspired by the sea and it’s dynamic nature. The acoustic guitar style and singing tone from Tim can fit a wide array of genres, but maintains a natural and stripped down approach for the sound. Honest and raw, sweet and smoky. It has been described as ‘Americana Soul’ and ‘Beach Folk’.
The song and music video for 'Let's Break Apart Together', filmed live on Seacliff Beach in front of the actual Cement Ship, has received a great deal of positive feedback from the local community leading the band to play at the 100th year celebration event of it's namesake.
Less then two years after playing it's first show, Cement Ship won 2019 NEXTies 'Band of the Year' for Event Santa Cruz. An in demand act locally, having played most venues in Santa Cruz as well the Santa Cruz Music Festival and local radio appearances, Cement Ship has also performed around the US and Europe, most notably a 10 show, two week tour of the U.K. in July 2019.