AFTER two-and-a-half years, a band born in Northwich is returning home to The Salty Dog.

Pacific, championed by Manchester United and Apple Music, last played a sell-out gig at the venue in January 2019 – and now the members are coming back to their roots.

Their journey has taken them from local schools – St Wilfrid’s, St Nicholas and Sir John Deane’s College – to being played on BBC Radio 1.

The piano-driven indie rock band will be returning to The Salty Dog on Thursday, December 9, as part of the‘You Don’t Know Pacific Tour’, supported by MiG 15 and Mercy Kelly.

This follows the release of a six-track EP earlier last month.

The four-piece is made up of Kingsmead brothers Anthony and Daniel Orzel, who attended St Wilfrid's Primary School and later St Nicholas High School, along with former Sir John Deane's College guitarist Dave Bithell and Warrington drummer, Drew Burns.

Anthony, frontman of Pacific, said: "Our debut EP delivers a proper introduction to the band and brings exactly what you’d hear from a Pacific live set.

"Six relentless tracks, with nothing held back.

"We cannot wait to bring this back to Northwich, where our journey started, growing up in Kingsmead and absorbing inspiration from everywhere we could get it.

"It’s going to be a brilliant night of live music, with local bands joining us to complete the bill. We can’t wait to do our town proud!"

In 2021 alone, Pacific gained Apple Music’s backing, with recent releases playlisted in the ‘Breaking Rock’ and ‘New In Rock’ editorial playlists.

The band also gained the attention of Manchester United, who used songs in social media video content and stadium pre-match playlists.

Renowned for 'explosive and euphoric' live sets, Pacific has been across the country this autumn, playing shows in Manchester, Nottingham and Liverpool.

Pacific’s debut EP includes title track ‘You Don’t Know’ plus new single ‘Dream of Mine’, as well as a re-imagining of Elton John’s classic ‘I’m Still Standing’.

Previous singles ‘Puzzle’, ‘Alibi’ and ‘Spiral’ make up the six tracks.

Pacific can be found online on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter – ‘@pacificofficial’ – and at pacificofficial.com.