Amber Pacific
Amber Pacific
Background Information
A.K.A. Follow Through
Origin Seattle, Washington
Genre Pop Punk[1]
Years active 2002-present
Label(s) Hopeless (2004-2008)
Victory (2009-Present)
Jesse Cottam
Will Nutter
Greg Strong
Davy Rispoli
Former Members
Matt Young
Justin Westcott

Amber Pacific is an American pop punk band that formed in 2002 in Federal Way, Washington. The band has released three full length albums thus far, The Possibility and the Promise in 2005, Truth in Sincerity in 2007, and Virtues in 2010.


Formation and first releasesEdit

Amber Pacific began as group of high school juniors that performed locally in their hometown near Seattle, under the name Follow Through. The band consisted of Will Nutter, Tyler Peerson, and Blake Evans. In late 2002, vocalist Matt Young also joined the band. In the summer of 2003, Tyler and Blake left the band to pursue other interests and were replaced by Greg Strong and Dango. In 2005, after changing their name to Amber Pacific, the band released their debut album,The Possibility and the Promise, under Hopeless Records.

Ben Harper (originally in Yellowcard) joined Amber Pacific before the recording of their second studio album, Truth in Sincerity.[4] Recording started in October 2006, but Harper left the band before the end of the year.[5] The band released the album on May 22, 2007, selling around 10,000 copies in America in its first week and landing on the Billboard 200 at number 64.[6] The first song released as a single from the album was entitled "Fall Back Into My Life" and appears on the TMNT soundtrack. A video was made for the song and a second single, entitled "You're Only Young Once", was released as well.

New vocalist and third releaseEdit

In February 2008, lead vocalist Matt Young left Amber Pacific, to pursue a career in public education as a principal, in "hopes that [he] can better prepare future generations for what lies ahead."[7] The band has since found a new vocalist, Jesse Cottam. Jesse was formerly the lead vocalist of the Canadian band Sevens Angel, as well as a contestant on Canadian Idol. Guitarist/singer Davy Rispoli, a frequent touring member, was officially announced to have joined the band along with Jesse in the band's video blog.[8][9]

On January 27, 2009, the band uploaded three new songs to their official MySpace page, featuring Jesse Cottam as their new singer.[10] They later released a self-titled digital EP on iTunes featuring the three songs on February 25.[11] The new album, Virtues, was released on April 13, 2010, through Victory Records. The song "Three Words" was released as the album's first single.


  • Jesse Cottam - lead vocals (2008–present)
  • Will Nutter - lead guitar, backing vocals, keyboards (2002–present)
  • Greg Strong - bass (2003–present)
  • Dango - drums (2004–present)
  • Davy Rispoli - rhythm guitar, backing vocals(2008–present)
  • Matt Young - lead vocals (2002–2008)
  • Justin Westcott - rhythm guitar (2002–2006)
  • Ben Harper - guitar (2006)


Studio AlbumsEdit


  • Fading Days (2004)
  • Acoustic Sessions (2006)
  • Acoustic Connect Sets (2008)
  • Amber Pacific (2009)




  • Gone So Young
  • Poetically Pathetic
  • Fall Back Into My Life
  • Three Words


  2. Review of The Possibility and the Promise. Jesus Freak Hideout. Accessed June 25, 2007.
  3. Raise a Frosty One to Amber Pacific. Seattle Times, June 15, 2007. Accessed June 25, 2007.
  4. Ben Harper (Ex-Yellowcard) joins Amber Pacific. Accessed June 25, 2008.
  5. Ben Harper leaves Amber Pacific. Accessed June 25, 2008.
  6. [1] Accessed February 15, 2009
  7. Matt Young Leaves Amber Pacific. Absolute Accessed June 25, 2008.
  8. Amber Pacific Updates on Everything. Absolute Accessed June 25, 2008.
  9. Amber Pacific Posts Update. Driven Far Accessed June 25, 2008
  10. Amber Pacific Post Three New Songs. Absolute Accessed February 15, 2009

External linksEdit

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