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Pacific @the Dry Bar Manchester 12/11/11

posted 12 Nov 2011, 15:32 by Jane Carter   [ updated 13 Nov 2011, 01:59 ]
Pacific played a tight, punchy, and very professional set tonight at the Dry bar ( which wasn't very Dry- in parts!). The sound quality was fantastic tonight- and a real testament to the Sound Engineers skills. It's not an easy space to balance the sound in as it is acoustically bright, with the bar area being almost parallel to the stage. One comment is that the sound improves the more people you have in there- interesting!
I almost didn't recognise Pacific as the band I'd first heard at the Lift Off Festival this Summer. Rehearsal time has paid off in handfuls, Drew has improved in confidence, and is able to bring his own strong  and full drumming style into the band, providing them with a steady backdrop. Anyone watching tonight would have seen a mature band, with improved stagecraft, slick moves,flair from Liam on lead guitar,dexterous playing on the bass guitar from Daniel, and accomplished keyboards and vocals from Anthony.
I have always felt they had a certain something, and they proved that tonight.
I felt they were the band of the night, and really stood out in terms of their musicality. Quick changeovers between songs, no lengthy tuneups, they did a great job. It is obvious that they have been gigging hard and learning from it. They will be headlining soon - have no doubts! 
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