The Florentinas are a four-piece alternative rock band from Bangor, Co. Down who have steadily been making waves in the Northern Irish scene and beyond.
Formed in early 2019, Paddy, Jacob, Luke and Jakob quickly garnered attention following live performances in Belfast. Shortly after, they recorded a BBC Introducing Maida Vale session, catching the attention of Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody’s artist development company, Third Bar.
Last year, The Florentinas made their television debut on BBC Northern Ireland’s ‘Sounds New’ and recorded live sessions for Open House Festival and the Oh Yeah Music Centre.
In 2020 they signed a major publishing deal with BMG in London.
November 2021 saw the band support Nothing But Thieves in the Ulster Hall and in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre.
Debut single ‘Sandcastles’ earned support from Cool FM, Q Radio and BBC Radio Ulster, with features in Hot Press, XS Noise and Golden Plec.
Their second single ‘It’s Not In Vain’ has been playlisted on RTE 2fm, Q Radio and Cool FM, with a sold-out debut show set for March 4th.