The Story So Far of the band Pacific
Pacific, based in Manchester, UK are carving their own arena in the industry with their unique blend of alternative, piano-infused rock and indie nuances. The band Pacific consists of brothers & songwriters Anthony Orzel – Vocals/Piano and Daniel Orzel – Synths/Bass/Backing Vocals, Dave Bithell – Guitars and Drew Burns – Drums/Percussion.
Having been spun on BBC Radio 1 by Huw Stephens, recently added to Apple Music’s Breaking Rock and New In Rock editorial playlists and championed by Manchester United, using Pacific’s songs in their 2021 video content – it is clear that the best is yet to come for this rising band.
With an appetite for anthems, the band’s electrifyingly immediate singles have brought in strong backing. 2021 singles “Puzzle” and “Alibi” have received huge support, with “Puzzle” added to Manchester United’s FA Cup 5th round pre-match stadium playlist, televised on BBC 1. “Alibi” landed two Apple Music editorial playlists, plus a pick-up by BT Sport’s Scottish Football Extra.
Rising Through The Ranks
Both 2021 singles have garnered spins across BBC Introducing from Manchester and Merseyside, Co-Op Radio, Amazing Radio, plus XS Manchester – with “Puzzle” being awarded Record of the Week by Jim Salveson. Additional industry support for the recent songs have come from a multitude of features – including Gigwise, Charlie Ashcroft’s Fresh Finds, This Feeling’s Best New Bands, Tom Robinson’s Fresh on the Net, Jack FM and numerous indie blog sites.
Adapting to the times, Pacific have been in virtual high-demand; the band recently released a cover video series in partnership with Blackstar Amps titled “90 Sec Anthems”. Moreover, Pacific were invited to play virtual live sets throughout 2020 – Liverpool Sound City’s ‘Guest House’, the official online afterparty for Manchester Arena’s 25th Anniversary, the virtual Chester Live Festival, and a live Jimmy’s Instagram takeover.
Pacific play a UK tour in Autumn 2021, including Hit the North Festival and their biggest Manchester show in November. This follows three sell-out headline shows in the area before lockdown, winning the national vote to play Y Not Festival ‘19 from 1000’s of acts, and a flurry of main support slots to The Blinders, All Tvvins and Red Rum Club pre-lockdown.
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