"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 2000. Since then he has performed and recorded with many different projects and artists including:
The James Taylor Quartet, Tim Minchin, Tom Jones, The Ronnie Scotts All Stars, Paloma Faith, Billy Buckley, Joe Stilgoe, The Ronnie Scotts Blues Explosion, The James Hunter Six, Liane Carroll, Jon Cleary, Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters), The Nigel Price trio, The Fortress Brass Band (for the England Rugby and Cricket team), Tom Hickox, Jon Allen, The Filthy Six, Elliot Randall (Steely Dan), Earl Thomas, Paul Jones (Manfred Mann), Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), The Big Shake Up, Anthony Strong, Dizraeli, Chance McCoy (Old Crow Medicine Show), Gareth Lockrane Big Band, Elaine Delmar, Tim Lapthorn Trio, Paddy Milner and the Big Sounds, 24 Pesos, The Puppini Sisters, and Bernard Purdie (Aretha Franklin, BB King, Miles Davis, James Brown, Steely Dan) amongst others. He has featured on music for T.V shows including HBO's Curb Your Enthusiam. He has toured extensively over America, Russia, Asia and Europe, playing many well respected venues and festivals and has made T.V and radio appearances.
His work with music education has involved many schools and colleges, including the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, The London College of Contemporary Music and The Heritage Orchestra Schools Project. He is also a qualified Music Therapist, with experience of working with autistic children , SEN schools and care home residents with dementia.
As well as this he also plays Chromatic Harmonica and is a featured soloist on recordings with Will Grove White (Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain), Rob Harris (Jamiroquai), Robin Mullarkey (Brotherley, Jacob Collier), James Morrison, Okan Ersan, J Hus, Jon Allen, Sarah Jane Morris, Eric Essix, Kevin Wooten (Mary J Blige, H.E.R, J Cole), Andy Platts (Mammas Gun), Young Gun Silver Fox, various film soundtracks as well as projects with Barnaby Dickinson, Andrew Tulloch and Pat West to name a few. Along with this he has put together a tutorial resourse of Stevie Wonder solos, 'The Stevie Solo Series'. Each solo is fully transcribed with backing tracks and tutorial videos, and currently is the only series of its kind.
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.