Pacific are a Piano-driven Alternative/Indie band from Manchester, UK. The band consists of brothers & songwriters Anthony Orzel – Vocals/Piano and Daniel Orzel – Synths/Bass/Backing Vocals, Dave Bithell – Guitars and Drew Burns – Drums/Percussion.
Pacific's single ‘Time to Forget’ reaped the band's first BBC Radio 1 play on the Huw Stephens show, along with airplay on a further eighty UK radio stations and press features from Q Magazine. Pacific’s energetic single ‘Life in Short’ exclusively launched with Metro declaring “New band Pacific are proving indie music is getting a much needed coming back.” The single won Staffordshire & Cheshire's 'Best Local Single' at the 6 Towns Radio Awards 2018, it has been playlisted in retail stores across the UK, and has been placed on national radio rotation with the Jack FM radio group. The song has recently passed over 160k streams of Spotify, and has been selected by professional snooker player Liam Highfield as his walk-on song for TV matches in the 2018/19 season.
Pacific’s music has additionally gained support from Manchester football clubs; the band’s song ‘Dream of Mine’ has frequented Premier League match playlists at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, with Pacific’s music videos also on heavy rotation on Manchester United’s TV channel MUTV. The band have performed at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium as Premier League pre-match entertainment, and there has also been backing from Gary Neville-owned Salford City FC, who have used Pacific’s song ‘Blinded’ across all their social media video content.
Pacific have made huge steps on the live circuit, sharing stages with Razorlight, Maximo Park, Newton Faulkner, Toploader, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Wheatus, The Hoosiers, Starsailor and more, having played festivals across the UK including Crystal Palace Festival, Cornbury Music Festival, Leestock Music Festival and Liverpool International Music Festival to name a few. 2018 has also seen continued strong support from BBC Introducing, and a live Freeview TV interview on London Live. Pacific continue to bring piano back to modern indie music with a vengeance, with ‘Not Telling You’ released October 2018.
With new music releasing February 2019 and a hometown sell out show in January 2019 at The Salty Dog in Northwich, the band look set to reach new heights over the next 12 months.
UPCOMING DATES 2019
18/01 – The Salty Dog, Northwich (Headline | SOLD OUT)
25/01 – Record Junkee, Sheffield
08/02 – Jimmy’s NQ, Manchester (supporting The Modern Strangers)
08/03 – Nambucca, London
04/04 – West Street Live, Sheffield
12/04 – The Lending Rooms, Leeds (supporting Citrus Heights)
22/04 – The Cavern Club, Liverpool