Oceans and Vessels

Oceans and Vessels

 Elmira, New York, USA

We are a worship band with a passion to share our love for the Creator with the world through our music and lives. Our style is influenced by bands such as Leeland, The Glorious Unseen, Delirous, Planetshakers and Mae.


Oceans and Vessels started out by filling a need in their church’s youth group in upstate New York. With no formal name and no songs of their own, they were simply leading worship on a weekly basis in their church’s youth service. In 2008 they went from being a youth worship team to a full-fledged, ministry-oriented, indie worship band. With influences by such bands as The Glorious Unseen, Leeland, Mae, and Anberlin they started to write their own songs and incorporate them into their church’s worship services. Since then, OAV has had the privilege of leading worship for surrounding area churches, as well as various youth conferences, camps and iMatter Festival.

In 2009, they recorded 9 original songs and arranged a hymn for their album, “The Brook Called Cherith”. For their most recent album, “The Wrecked EP”, they went to Red Booth Studios in Rochester, NY to work with Brian Moore, who has worked with artists such as The Glorious Unseen and Hopelight. They are constantly writing as well as creating new arrangements of their favorite contemporary worship songs and hymns.

A passion for their Creator is evident in their music and lyrics. “We want to see lives completely transformed, ” says OAV guitarist Mitch Bedzyk. “ An encounter with God during a church service should be lived outside the church everyday. If goosebumps are your definition of Revival, then you’re missing the point.” Oceans and Vessels play with intensity and a true desire to see all generations impacted by God through worship.


"The Wrecked EP"
-5 songs including "God With Us" by Mercy Me

"The Brook Called Cherith"
-9 original songs and a hymn we arranged

Set List

For a worship service we usually play 3-5 songs. however, we can play for as long as needed. we have 16 original songs and alot of covers: