Oceanic were a four-member 1990s house/techno group from Wirral, England, most famous for the dance hit song, "Insanity", which was released in 1991. This was the group's biggest commercial success, reaching number 3 in the UK Singles Chart for three weeks. The track also made the Australian Top 20.
Later that year they released the follow-up, "Wicked Love", which reached number 25 in the UK singles chart. In 1992 the act released their first and only album, entitled That Compact Disc By Oceanic, (also, That Cassette/LP By Oceanic for the audio cassette/LP versions respectively) which featured two different versions of "Insanity", and reached a chart position of number 49 before dropping out of the UK Albums Chart after only 2 weeks. A third single, "Controlling Me", made number 14 in the UK chart. Their final chart presence in the UK was their collaboration single with Siobhan Maher entitled "Ignorance", which spent just one week at number 72 in November 1992.
David Harry had a recording studio in Argyll Street in Birkenhead above a Guitar Shop and this was the start of Oceanic
Oceanic was composed of David Harry and Jorinde Williams. A third member, Frank Crofts, left the band in the mid 1990s.
The group performed on several TV shows between 1991-1993, including four appearances on Top of the Pops, plus The Hitman and Her and an episode of Frank Sidebottom's Fantastic Shed Show.
In 2006, the track "Insanity" featured on The Hitman and Her compilation CD.