Wigan band signs to Ministry man’s label

Ministry of Sound and (below) Pangea
Ministry of Sound and (below) Pangea

A WIGAN band is celebrating after being signed to a record label headed by a former Ministry of Sound director.

Four-piece, Pangea have recently signed a deal with The Laboratory Project under the watchful eye of former Ministry of Sound director of operations Tony Rigg.

Pangea have been signed to label The Laboratory Project

Pangea have been signed to label The Laboratory Project

Pangea will be featured on the company’s newest album TasteMasters, released in January.

Lead singer and guitarist, Tim Harding said: “This label produces a compilation album every year of some of the best music they can find.

“Our track Footsteps has made it onto the album.

“We’ve only just recorded it and Ady Hall, who has been producing our stuff, liked it enough to recommend us to Tony Rigg from The Laboratory Project.

“It’s not on our website yet but will be shortly.”

Pangea have been performing since December 2009.

Made up of Tim Harding on lead vocals and guitar, Alex Chialton, 30, on lead guitar, Bernie Trevelyan, 30, on bass and John Boughey, 30, on drums, Pangea where formed when Tim arrived in the UK from Australia.

The 34-year-old is an original cast member of the children’s show HI-5 and looking for a band to join when making it to the UK, he hooked up with Alex, Bernie and John.

Tim added: “Our big hope is to be well-known enough to write music that the world gets to hear.

“Performing your own music in front of thousands of people is the ultimate dream for a rock band.

“We have a pretty classic rock sound and our influences are varied, with everything from Led Zepplin to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Karnivool in there.”

Pangea played at Bands For All in the summer and have frequented Manchester venues such as Jabez Clegg, Dry Bar and the Academy. The launch for Tastemasters takes place on Saturday at Factory251 in Manchester.