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The Florentinas

Indie // Bangor, Down

Formed in early 2019, The Florentinas comprises Paddy Boyd (vocals/guitar), Jacob Kane (bass), Luke Swann (guitar) and Jakob Swann (drums), who met at secondary school in Bangor, Northern Ireland.
Their hook-heavy indie rock has garnered attention at home and beyond, signing a publishing deal with BMG in 2020.

In 2022 they released singles 'Sandcastles' and 'It's Not In Vain', both playlisted on Cool FM, Q Radio, RTE 2fm and BBC Radio Ulster.
Their first 2023 release, 'Weatherman' was played on BBC Radio 1's Introducing Show, with its follow-up 'Miami' featured by Edith Bowman on BBC Radio 2.
The band have supported Nothing But Thieves, The Amazons, Stereophonics and Snow Patrol, as well as performing at Stendhal Festival, Electric Picnic and Other Voices in 2022.

The Florentinas closed 2022 by winning the BBC Introducing Artist of the Year award at the Northern Ireland Music Prize.

Following their showcase at The Great Escape in May 2023, The Florentinas played a sold-out Belfast Empire headline show. They ended the summer by supporting The Coronas and Kodaline at Custom House Square.