THE BAND

Pastel are a 5-piece guitar band signed to independent Manchester label Spirit of Spike Island. The band formed in 2017 due to a sequence of unlikely events.
The members are Manchester cousins Jack Yates (Vocalist) and James Yates (Rhythm guitar) Dubliner Aaron Tormey (Lead guitar) and South Wales lads Rhys Wheeler (Drums) and Liam O’Shea (bass)
Drawing on numerous influences from dance fuelled Manchester bands such as The Stone Roses, The Charlatans and The Verve to shoegaze legends like ride and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Pastel have the swagger and songwriting responsible for their rise through the music scene in spades

MEET THE BAND

JACK YATES

Lead singer

Influences:

· Shack

· Hurman Dune

· The Verve

AARON TORMEY

Lead Guitarist

 

Influences:

· Brian Jonestown

· Shack

· The Verve

JAMES YATES

Rhythm Guitarist

 

Influences:

· The Charlatans

· Talking Heads

· The Stone Roses

RHYS WHEELER

Drummer

 

Influences:

· Catfish

· Kings of Leon

· Blossoms

LIAM O'SHEA

Bassist

Influences

· New Order

· Ride

· The Charlatns

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