Pacific Range is rooted in the beautiful, sunshiny-coast of California. The band's style takes from many influences ranging from The Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead, to The Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers. Seamus Turner (guitar & vocals) and Nate Ward (drums) met around 2013 while studying music at Chico State. After jamming together and discovering a strong musical connection they formed the band Dakota Cree. Being music students, they utilized the university's recording studio to record an EP. Soon they began performing for different school events and playing local clubs around town.
The group went through several incarnations, graduations, and moves and eventually landed in Los Angeles. They are now performing as a five-piece with bassist Cameron Wehrle and keyboardist & guitarist Stewart Forgey. Cameron joined the group after seeing one of Pacific Range's live performances and bonding over a love for The Allman Brothers. He then brought along Stewart, a high school friend of Cameron's, and ex-band-mate from the group Echophonics. Finally, Bek Stanley joined in on backing vocals after winning over the band with her enthusiasm and strong harmonies.
Pacific Range has since recorded an album and been busy playing out as much as they can. Some of the places you may have seen them include Topanga Days Music Festival, Pappy & Harriet's, The Echo, or at their bi-weekly residency at Neat in Santa Monica. Take a listen to their album Pacific Range, which was recorded almost entirely live and showcases their improvisational style. Thanks for listening.