PattyR
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ABOUT

Hello! I love being on stage & entertaining the crowd. I'm an experienced musician but fairly new to vocals, so need a few weeks to get a song ready. I may not be perfect, but I put on a great live show & interact with the audience! I am looking to sing with a band that is organized but has fun.

As a musician, I've taken the stage in a variety of venues from Marriott's Great America, Walt Disney World, Chicagoland bars, & churches (weddings).

I like all kinds of music but sing rock and blues/country best.

I'm an alto, have power, & can sing male vocals. I'm reliable, a hard worker, & easy to get along with.

Flute for 40 years; a little piano in the 80s; and vocals since 2015.

I've sung at Two Brothers Roadhouse (Aurora), Qbar (Darien), EvenFlow Bar (Geneva), Abstract Bar (Crest Hill), and outdoors a few times as well.


VOICE TYPE
My voice has a lower range, and depending on the song, a sound similar to Melissa Etheridge, KT Tunstall or Cher, and suited for power rock songs (Joan Jett or 80s arena), blues like Bonnie Raitt, or mowtown/oldies/soul like Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Etta James. I'm also suited for artists like Pat Benatar, Blondie, The Cars, The Black Keys, Badfinger, and songs such as "Roadhouse Blues" (The Doors), "Born to Be Wild" Steppenwolf or "Gunpowder and Lead" (Miranda Lambert).

Performed as Lead Vocals:
“Hit Me With Your Best Shot” – Pat Benatar
“Born to Be Wild” – Steppenwolf
“I Hate Myself for Lovin’ You” – Joan Jett
"Nothin But A Good Time" - Poison
“No Matter What” - Badfinger
“Steady As She Goes” – The Raconteurs
“Stuck In the Middle With You” – Stealer’s Wheel
“Are You Gonna Go My Way” – Lenny Kravitz
“Somebody Told Me” – The Killers
“Gotta Get Away” – The Black Keys
“Because the Night” – Patti Smith
“Vertigo” – U2
“My Best Friend’s Girl” – The Cars
“Rocky Mountain Way” – Joe Walsh

BackUp Vocals & Harmony
"Old Time Rock N Roll" - Bob Segar
“Learn to Fly” – Foo Fighters
“The Boys Are Back In Town” - Thin Lizzy
“Double Vision” - Foreigner
“Pink Houses” – John Mellencamp
“Undo It” – Carrie Underwood
“Our Lips Are Sealed” – The GoGo’s
“Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” – The Doors
“Mama’s Broken Heart” – Miranda Lambert


I can do simple keyboard runs/fills/ chords, for example: “Call Me” – Blondie; “Just What I Needed” – The Cars


SONGS I’D LIKE TO SING WITH A BAND
“Who Says You Can’t Go Home” – Jennifer Nettles W/ Bon Jovi
“Proud Mary” – Tina Turner
“Heartbreaker” – Pat Benatar
Cher
“Talk Dirty to Me” - Poison
“Here I Go Again” – Whitesnake
“Dance the Night Away” – Van Halen
“Man, I Feel Like A Woman” – Shania Twain
“That Don’t Impress Me Much” – Shania Twain
“Before He Cheats” – Carrie Underwood
“Why Haven’t I Heard From You” – Reba McIntire
“Mustang Sally” – The Commitments
“Blame It On Your Heart” – Patty Loveless
“I Try to Think About Elvis” – Patty Loveless
“Roll With the Changes” – REO Speedwagon

Screen name:
PattyR
Member since:
Nov 27 2016
Active within 1 week
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 tunes from the Chicago Soundtrack: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Queen Latifa – (All That Jazz, Roxie. When Your Good to Mama)

Male - a crazy mix, I know!: CCR, ZZ Top, MIchael Buble, Journey, Queen, Van Halen, REO Speedwagon, Whitesnake & Poison, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson. Prince, Toby Keith, Johnny Cash, .

MORE favorite artists based on genre:
Rock, Classic Rock – John Mellencamp, Rolling Stones,
Blues & Blues-rock– Janis Joplin, Buddy Guy, The Black Crowes, The Black Keys
Country – Patty Loveless, Toby Keith, Reba McIntire, Carrie Underwood
80s Hairbands Rock – Bon Jovi, Def Leppard
Disco/Funk – Donna Summer, Kool & the Gang; Earth, Wind & Fire
Pop – Lady Gaga, Pink, MKTO
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
Piano:
Intermediate
Background Singer:
Intermediate
Vocalist - Alto:
Intermediate
Keyboard:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Shure SM58 Mic & Mic stand
Yamaha 60-key keyboard & Keyboard stand (not professional quality, just enough to rehearse)