The Phoenix Prestige started in 2008 as a two-piece guitar-drums combo. The band have been living in China since 2005 and performing in China as a three-piece band since 2009. Early days were spent experimenting and blending punk rock with new sounds, effects pedals, midi, electronic music and traditional Chinese instruments. Jay Iverson was added to the roster in late 2009 adding the furiosity and drumming intensity that the band had been searching for.
In Summer 2009, The Phoenix Prestige made Shanghai and Hangzhou television and radio appearances. Demo work began on 'The Bullet Catch' and 'Antarctica sessions'. Then in March 2010, they released their debut Ep,'The Bullet Catch', and began to spread their wings to venues around China in cities such as Hangzhou, Xi'an, Shanghai, Suzhou. The Phoenix Prestige made an appearance at the Shanghai International World Expo in July 2010. In August 2010, The Phoenix Prestige embarked on their first ever ten city tour of China, where they debuted at reputable venues in Beijing, Tianjing, Qingdao, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Wuhan, Changsha, HongKong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou.
On the strength of 'The Bullet Catch', The Phoenix Prestige has made international appearances in music magazines,radio/television interviews and Chinese/International radio airplay - 'TheBeijinger:CN', 'TimeOut:HongKong,CN','Shanghai Weekly:CN', 'TheRedstar:Qingdao,CN', 'WhisperinandHollerin:UK', 'LectricLingo:UK', 'Alternative Ulster:N.IRE', PhantomFM:IRE, WLRFM:IRE, Live95FM:IRE...are just a few.
The band are now preparing to return to the studio to record the prelude to 'The Bullet Catch'.