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 four-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 Echophonix. Stew performs session work and runs his own own studio at The Dock in Glendale.
Pacific Range has done a lot since their inception and is anticipating the release of a new album at the start of 2020. Some of the places you may have seen them include Topanga Days Music Festival, Pappy & Harriet's, The Echo, and Casa Escobar. Take a listen to their album Pacific Range, which was recorded almost entirely live and showcases their improvisational style. Thanks for listening.