PattyR
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ABOUT

I'm an alto suited for the sound/songs by artists like Melissa Etheridge, the Pretenders, KT Tunstall. I like Classic Rock as well as 80s hairbands, and even some country. I love being on stage & have excellent stage presence, and would be totally up for a shared lead position. I'm an experienced musician of 40 years; I started vocals a few years ago, so don't feel comfortable singing any ole' song on the fly for auditions; I prefer a week or two to prep :))

I'm a hard worker, easy to get along with, dependable, and no diva.

I'm not afraid of the stage. I teach public speaking, and as a musician, I've performed in a variety of venues from Marriott's Great America, Walt Disney World, Chicagoland bars, & churches (weddings).

Sung at Bottom Lounge (Chicago), Two Brothers Roadhouse (Aurora), Qbar (Darien), EvenFlow Bar (Geneva), Abstract Bar (Crest Hill), and at outdoor functions like Plainfield Cruise Nights. to name a few.

SOME SONGS I've Done Lead Vocals:
"Black Horse and a Cherry Tree" - KT Tunstall
"Back on the Chain Gang" - The Pretenders
"Ants Marching" - Dave Matthews Band
“I Hate Myself for Lovin’ You” & "I Love Rock n Roll" – Joan Jett
"Nothin But A Good Time" - Poison
"Gold on the Ceiling" & "Gotta Get Away" - The Black Keys
"Closing Time" - Semisonic
"Big Me" - Foo Fighters
“No Matter What” & "Baby Blue" - Badfinger
“Steady As She Goes” – The Raconteurs
“Stuck In the Middle With You” – Stealer’s Wheel
“Hit Me With Your Best Shot” – Pat Benatar
“Born to Be Wild” – Steppenwolf
“Because the Night” – Patti Smith
“Vertigo” – U2
“My Best Friend’s Girl” – The Cars

SHARED LEAD/Back up:
"Hazy Shade of Winter" - The GoGo's
"Sunshine of Your Love" - Cream
"Cherry Bomb" & “Pink Houses” – John Mellencamp
“Double Vision” - Foreigner
“Our Lips Are Sealed” – The GoGo’s

Screen name:
PattyR
Member since:
Nov 27 2016
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

Female: Melissa Etheridge, KT Tunstall, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Cher, Tina Turner, Bonnie Raitt, Heart, Etta James, Shania Twain, Trisha Yearwood, Wynonna, and jazz / Broadway like the Chicago Soundtrack. Particularly like Queen Latifa "When Your Good to Mama" and "Big, Blonde, & Beautiful."

Male - CCR, MIchael Buble, Queen, Van Halen, REO Speedwagon, Poison, Michael Jackson. Prince, Toby Keith, love Johnny Cash.

MORE favs:
Disco/Funk – Donna Summer, Kool & the Gang; Earth, Wind & Fire
Pop – Lady Gaga, Pink
Latin – Enrique Iglesias
Jazz & Bigband – Harry Connick, Jr., Diane Krall, Norah Jones
Oldies & Doowop – Elvis Presley, Frankie Valley & Four Seasons

Instrument experience:

Flute:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Intermediate
Background Singer:
Intermediate
Vocalist - Alto:
Intermediate
Keyboard:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Shure SM58 Mic & Mic stand