This is the biography for the official Oceanic website.
Once upon a time in Liverpool, there was a boy called David Harry.
He spent his days either in his recording studio, chasing girls or listening to Devo.
One bright, autumn day in 1990 he met a girl called Jorinde Williams, who liked to sing. Lots.
They formed a band, started writing lots of songs, and thus Oceanic came to be.
Being of an entrepreneurial nature, David decided to put out a white label sampler promo EP – on which there was a little song called “Insanity”.
The nice DJ’s at Liverpool’s Quadrant Park and Warrington’s Legends (who know a monster tune when they hear one) liked “Insanity” so much that they played it until everyone in the North-West was going crazy (in a good way) every time the track came on.
The initial pressing sold out almost immediately, and copies became highly sought after.
One night a passing A&R man saw the reaction “Insanity” was getting and wisely decided to sign it – which is how Oceanic exploded onto the early nineties dance music scene.
“Insanity” entered the Top 40 in August 1991 and didn’t leave for almost 4 months, peaking at no.3, and David and Jorinde found themselves on Top of the Pops repeatedly, living the dream.
There were countless other TV and radio appearances, with the band becoming almost a fixture on the cult TV show “The Hitman and Her”.
The next few singles were also extremely successful, culminating in the Top 30 album “That Album By Oceanic”.
Large-scale tour support followed, enabling our heroes to play all the major arenas of the UK, including Wembley – which was a blast!
Needing a large time-out, Oceanic took a step back to write some new material, which led to writing for other artists, production and remixing.
Equally happy behind a mixing-desk as onstage, David and Jorinde have stayed behind the scenes for a few years, working in the music and multimedia design industries.
The current growing “rave revival” has led to a resurgance of interest in Oceanic, to the extent that a re-release of “Insanity” seems almost inevitable.