"His groove has a deep pocket" Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters)
Pat started out learning piano and flute from an early age and went on to be a chorister at Peterborough Cathedral for three years. During his teens he switched his attention to the drums and graduated from the Guildhall School of Music in 1999. Since then he has performed and recorded with many different projects and artists including:
Liane Carroll, The James Taylor Quartet, Tim Minchin, Tom Jones, The Ronnie Scotts All Stars, Paloma Faith, Jim Mullen, The Ronnie Scotts Blues Explosion, The James Hunter Six, Jon Cleary, Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters), The Nigel Price trio, Tom Hickox, Elliot Randall (Steely Dan), Earl Thomas, Elaine Delmar, Paddy Milner and the Big Sounds, 24 Pesos, The Puppini Sisters, and Bernard Purdie amongst others. He has toured extensively over America, Russia, Asia and Europe, playing many well respected venues, festivals, T.V and radio slots.
As well as this he also plays chromatic harmonica and is a featured soloist on two albums by Will Grove-White (Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain).
His own projects include The Coalminers, a band dedicated to playing New Orleans funk and soul.
The Vornis Trio, an organ trio featuring Ross Stanley and Nat Martin.
CAST - A jazz quartet playing standards with a unique approach.
Kena - A band with a new take on American classic songs from the 60s and 70s by such songwritters as Randy Newman, Paul Simon and Bob Dylan.