Having just released their first full length album, When we Started, Under the Pavilion is breaking into the Minnesota Indie scene. With 70's punk and garage band influences, their music features melodic guitar riffs, driving drums and loud bass!
Under the Pavilion started in Fargo, ND in 2014 when vocalist Pat Obert and bassist Adam Lien got together for the first time to jam. The two immediately had a connection and Adam began working with Pat and learning songs he'd written.
The group saw many guitar players and drummers throughout the years. Pat eventually moved down to Rochester, Mn and Adam moved to Orlando, Fl. In Rochester, Pat connected up with other musicians to keep developing the project. Under the Pavilion continued gigging and opened for acts such as Har Mar Superstar, Yam Haus and Bad Bad Hats!
In 2018 Adam moved back to the Rochester area and originally was intending on assisting the group with recording for their upcoming album. Amongst a few unexpected turns, Adam joined up again with Under the Pavilion on bass guitar. The group finished recording their Debut album When We Start end of 2018 and released it February 2019.
Now signed and working with Merrifield Records created by Mike Hindert, Bassist for The Bravery, Under the Pavilion has begun work on their second full length album. Picking up guitarist Alex Smith and drummer Nate Pettey, the group can be found gigging throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding area.
Pat Obert - Vocals/Guitar
Alex Smith - Lead Guitar
Adam Lien - Bass
Alex Ortberg - Drummer