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Reminiscing On Tour Memories With Pacific Avenue

Photo by Charlie Hardy

Pacific Avenue have quickly become a household name amongst Australian share-house music-heads. With their iconic 70's fits, infectious energy, and eclectic blend of classic rock-and-roll tinged with contemporary indie flavours, the Gerringong-based quartet have had a busy few years. Releasing banger after banger and securing stellar festival and support slots across the country, the group have had a mammoth few years - but they're only just getting started.

Fresh off the release of their latest track 'Give It Up For Yourself' coupled with a national tour announcement, the boys joined LivewireAU to reminisce on their past tour memories.

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This shot was taken from one of our first shows in our hometown at the Kiama Leagues Club, we usually add a last-minute local show, because after a lot of time spending most weekends in other cities touring, there’s nothing better than putting on a show with all your best mates’ bands and having friends and family out in the crowd. From the look of the photo, as I wasn't sporting a guitar, and if I’m placing the time right, we would’ve been covering ‘Baby I’ve got you on my mind’ by Powderfinger.

This photo was taken recently playing at This That festival in Queensland by Daniel Hildebrand, the strings on my SG had just snapped so the girls from the amazing Teen Jesus & The Jean Teasers let me borrow their Flying V guitar, thankfully saving me from having to just sing and lay down some god-awful dance moves. If you haven't heard of their band do yourself a favour and check them out because they rock.

This shot was taken by photographer extraordinaire Ruby Boland, we were playing at the University of Wollongong Uni Hall, supporting Ocean Alley throughout the covid era to a seated audience, this was one of our first shows in almost a year of no gigs, so was beautiful playing to a big audience again, and to be playing on a bill with a band we really look up to was a lovely thing.

This was a polaroid taken after we supported Spacey Jane at the Miami Marketta on the Gold Coast, again by Daniel Hildebrand. It was my first time also watching Spacey play, having obviously knowing of how great the band was prior, but to see in person both how professional they were throughout the whole performance and how incredibly lovely they were as well was a very inspiring thing. Also, Daniel is the coolest guy ever.

This is Chris Collins, our incredible Engineer and Producer for this upcoming single ‘Give it up for yourself’, taken at the Music Farm in Byron Bay. It’s been such a great experience recording with Chris, in seeing his passion for music and ability in developing sound, through working with him its felt like we’ve found a point in our sound we’ve been trying to get to for a while, and I can’t wait for everyone to hear all the other songs we've been working on to put out by the end of the year.

This Shot was from our largest headline show to date, playing at the Factory Theatre in Sydney, it was probably one of the best moments in our career, being a show we were working towards for over a year with rescheduling due to venue lockdowns, it was surreal to finally play the show, and for everyone to have held onto their tickets for song long was overwhelmingly sweet. Captured by Daniel Hildebrand.

This was taken in Beverley Hills, California. We’d just bought matching suits at a cowboy bar and were heading off to meet our Management Label for dinner, and to watch our first game of Hockey, which is now our favourite sport. Go Kings.

A photo from an early flight to somewhere on tour. Not quite at the private jets yet.

A 1960s Red Wurlitzer Electric Piano, taken in studio at the Music Farm in Byron Bay. On this coming album we have a number of ballads, with a focus on piano, which is something we’ve never done before. There are glimpses of this beautiful instrument in ‘Give It up for yourself’ but you’ll certainly be hearing a lot more of it on the back end of the album.

A photo of Jack in studio, leaning against a Yamaha Grand, between takes of listening to a Ballad being tracked.

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