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Amber Pacific is a band that formed in 2002 near Seattlemarker, Washingtonmarker. The band has released two studio albums: The Possibility and the Promise (2005) and Truth in Sincerity (2007), as well as four EP: Fading Days, Acoustic Sessions, Acoustic Connect Sets, and an iTunes EP. (2004, 2006, 2008, and 2009 respectively). In addition, the band participated in the Warped Tour each year from 2004 to 2007.

History

Amber Pacific began as a trio of high school juniors who performed locally in their Federal Way hometown, near Seattlemarker, under the name Follow Through. They participated on the Warped Tour in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007, and toured with Matchbook Romance on the Sub City Take Action Tour in spring of 2006.

Ben Harper (originally in Yellowcard) joined Amber Pacific and joined the recording of their second studio album, Truth in Sincerity.Recording started 16 October 2006, but Harper left the band before the end of the year. The band released the album on May 22 2007, selling around 10,000 copies in America in its first week and landing on the Billboard 200 at number 64. The first song released as a single from the album was entitled Fall Back Into My Life and appears on the TMNT soundtrack. A video was made for the song and a second single, entitled You're Only Young Once, was released as well.

Recently, lead vocalist Matt Young left Amber Pacific, to pursue a career in public education as a principal, in "hopes that [he] can better prepare future generations for what lies ahead". They have since found a new vocalist, Jesse Cottam, who has been announced on the band's MySpace. Jesse was formerly the lead vocalist of the Canadian band Sevens Angel and was also a contestant on Canadian Idol. At the same time Davy Rispoli officially joined the band (see Amber Pacific myspace) It has also been said that their third album should be released in early 2009, but will not be released on Hopeless records since the band has fulfilled their three album contract (2 albums, 1 EP) and have decided to part ways with the music label.

On January 27, 2009, the band uploaded three new songs to their official MySpace page, which feature Jesse Cottam as their new singer.

On May 30, 2009, Amber Pacific played on the Main Stage at Big Splash, a Christian Music Day at Wild Waves Theme Park in Federal Way, Washington.

On February 25, 2009, Amber Pacific released an EP on iTunes featuring their three new songs with Jesse Cottom, "The Good Life", "Don't Let It Fall Through", and "The Right Place At The Wrong Time".

Lately Amber Pacific as been posting blogs on their Myspace and Twittering telling people to join their fan page on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. If they reach 7500 fans on Facebook they will release two newly recorded tracks. If they reach 1000 followers on Twitter they will release another newly recorded track.

On November 17, 2009 it was announced that Amber Pacific signed to Victory Records via their MySpace page.

Members

Current



Former

  • Matt Young - lead vocals (2002–2008) The last show he played was May 16, 2008.
  • Justin Westcott - rhythm guitar (2002–2005)
  • Ben Harper - rhythm guitar (2006) (formerly of Yellowcard)


Discography

Studio Albums



EPs

  • Fading Days (2004)
  • Acoustic Sessions (2006)
  • Acoustic Connect Sets (2008)
  • Amber Pacific (2009)


Compilations

  • Vans Warped Tour 2004 (Disc 2, Track 24 - Thoughts Before Me)
  • Vans Warped Tour 2005 (Disc 1, Track 14 - "Gone So Young")
  • Vans Warped Tour 2007 (Disc 1, Track 13 - "Summer (In B)")
  • Punk Goes 80s (Track 15 - "Video Killed The Radio Star")
  • Hopelessly Devoted to You Vol. 5 (Disc 1, Track 2 - "Always You"; Track 10 - "Leaving What You Wanted")
  • Hopelessly Devoted to You Vol. 6 (Disc 1, Track 1 - "Gone So Young"; Track 14 - "Poetically Pathetic" (Acoustic);Disc 2, Track 21 - "Always You")
  • Take Action! Volume 5 (Disc 1, Track 7 - "Poetically Pathetic")


Soundtracks



References

  1. Ben Harper (Ex-Yellowcard) joins Amber Pacific. Punknews.org. Accessed June 25, 2008.
  2. Ben Harper leaves Amber Pacific. Punknews.org. Accessed June 25, 2008.
  3. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:wcftxqealdde~T5 Accessed February 15, 2009
  4. Matt Young Leaves Amber Pacific. Absolute Punk.net. Accessed June 25, 2008.
  5. Amber Pacific Updates on Everything. Absolute Punk.net. Accessed June 25, 2008.
  6. Amber Pacific Posts Update. Driven Far Off.com. Accessed June 25, 2008
  7. http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=827972 Amber Pacific Post Three New Songs. Absolute Punk.net. Accessed February 15, 2009
  8. http://www.bigsplash.org/home.html Big Splash Home Page. Accessed February 15, 2009
  9. http://www.punkdisasters.com/story.php?id=3975
  10. http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=2298796&blogId=515949321
  11. http://www.myspace.com/amberpacific


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