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Pat Patrick Band & Orchestra
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About Pat Patrick Band & Orchestra

     
     

It may be hard to believe, but the origins of the Pat Patrick Band started in 1958, when band leader Pat Patrick picked up the guitar at age eleven. Four years later, Patrick formed his first band and named it the Saturns Combo. Comprised of guitar, bass, drums and sax, they used Patrick's bedroom for rehearsal space. This young band received its start performing for the Hillwood Country Club, Belle Meade Country Club, and various high school dances and fraternity parties all over Nashville.

A few short years later, while attending Vanderbilt University, the Saturns were signed to Polygram Records. This contract allowed the band to grow by one more horn player. Unknown to Patrick at the time, adding band members (and subsequently growing his repertoire) would be a distinguishing characteristic of the Pat Patrick Band. During their agreement with Polygram, the Saturns remade Marvin Gaye's hit "Stubborn Kind of Fellow" and recorded one of Patrick's originals, "You Can Destroy My Mind."

As the band progressed, so did their name. The Saturns turned into the Fabulous Beech Nut Show Band around 1968. This name did not last for long, transforming into the Kracker Jacks Show Band. Even though they were at a loss for a name, Patrick's band was in such great demand that he was able to add three more horn players and one more vocalist. The band continued playing new venues in and around Nashville and for sorority and fraternity parties all over the South.

Performances for friends in Nashville soon led to bookings in Louisville and Memphis, and before long Patrick found himself being asked to play for social events and weddings all over the country. During this time the band focused on playing rock hits of the 70's. Then in 1978, Patrick increased the size of his band yet again, adding four horns at the request of a client. The band was now able to play Big Band, Jazz and Swing in addition to Rock and Pop.

Over the course of forty-five years and innumerable performances, the band evolved from a four-piece combo into today's Pat Patrick Band and Orchestra. With the diversity to perform as a 5-piece combo or a 23-piece orchestra, the PPB has developed a reputation as one of the most energetic party bands around. The band is comprised of Nashville's top studio musicians and is led by the only band leader in the country who has earned more than 30 platinum records. Reminiscent of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and Francis Craig, Pat Patrick brings the Big Band and Swing era to life, while continuing to play a diverse repertoire of Rock 'N' Roll, Soul, Pop and R&B.

Multimedia: Videos, MP3s, etc.

"The Rat Pack" by Patrick Music


for more intimate shows with smaller horn section and 1 featured vocal

News & Reviews

Ballet Ball from The Tennessean
There was a lot of energy at Ballet Ball. Perhaps the 400 people who turned out were curious to check out one of Nashville's newer venues, the Hutton Hotel. The night began with guests being directed up the lobby staircase to a landing and then into an elevator that opened into a long rectangular lobby for cocktails. After a spell, everyone filtered past a sea of orchids into the ballroom for dinner. Catching their eyes right away was an Art Deco style backdrop behind the band on the stage.

20 Questions For Pat Patrick from Nashville Lifestyles
A lot of people like to think they’re the life of the party, but at innumerable top-dollar galas, events, and corporate functions around the country, native Nashvillian Pat Patrick actually is. A consummate professional musician since the age of 15, Pat’s been composing, recording, and working the party circuit (look for him at this month’s Ballet Ball) for some 45 years. We caught up with the inveterate bandleader just as the Nashville social season is starting to kick into gear, and asked him, among other things, why there’s always at least one person at every wedding who thinks they can do a better job on the mic.

Hit That Floor Hard! from The Tennessean
Harmony Award recipients Rascal Flatts set a magical tone for the evening, and Pat Patrick and his fabulous orchestra kicked it up a notch. People were there to dance. Just ask John Seigenthaler who said he “wasn’t looking for a waltz or slow dance”-he wanted to hit that floor hard!

Song List

I39-21-40 Shape
634-5789
867-5309 (Jenny)
ABC
Addicted To Love
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
All Night Long
All The Single Ladies
And I Love Her
Aretha Franklin Medley (Think/Natural Woman/Respect)
Are You Lonesome Tonight
A Song For You
At Last
Back To The Beach
Be Young, Be Foolish
Best of My Love
Boogie Oogie Oogie
Boogie Shoes
Brandy
Brick House/Shake Your Booty/I Wish Medley
Bright Side Of The Road
Bring It On Home To Me
Brown Sugar
Build Me Up Buttercup
Burnin’ Love
Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love
Carolina Girls
Carolina Man
Car Wash
Celebration
Chain of Fools
Crazy Love
Cut The Cake
Dance to the Music
Dancing In The Streets
Dancin’ Queen
Dirty Water
Dixieland Delight
Do I Do
Dock of The Bay
Don’t Know Why
Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough
Double Shot
Everlasting Love
Everything (Michael Buble)
Faith
Feelin' Good (M. Buble)
Fever
Footloose
Four Tops Medley (Can’t Help Myself/Same Old Song/Reach Out)
Get Ready
Get This Party Started
Give It To Me Baby
Give Me Just A Little More Time
Good Lovin’
GotTo Be Real/Best Of My Love/Bad Hava Nagila (Hora)
Have I Told You Lately
Heart of Rock & Roll
Hey Pocky Way
Higher & Higher
Higher Love
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Holiday
Honky Tonk Women
Hot In Here
How Sweet It Is
I Feel Good
I Got A Feeling (Black-Eyed Peas)
If I Ain’t Got You
I Just Called To Say I Love You
I Like The Way You Move
I Love Beach Music
I Love the Nightlife
I’m So Excited
I'm Yours (J. Mraz)
In My Life
I Saw Her Standing There
It’s Alright
It’s Not Unusual
I’ve Been Hurt
I’ve Been Loving You Too Long
I’ve Heard It Thru The Grapevine
I Want You To Want Me
I Will Survive
Johnny B. Goode
Jump
Jump All Over Me/Cool Me Out
Jump, Jive & Wail
Just My Imagination
Kiss
Knock On Wood
Lady Marmalade
Last Dance
Leave Your Hat On
Let’s Get It On
Let's Get It Started (Black-Eyed Peas)
Let’s Stay Together
Long Train Runnin'
Love and Happiness
Love Train
Makin’ Whoopee
Maniac
Mardi Gras In New Orleans
Me & Mrs. Jones
Mezinke
Midnight Hour
Mony, Mony
Moondance (Van Morrison)
Moondance (Michael Buble)
Moon River
More Today Than Yesterday
Motown Medley (Ain’t Too Proud To Beg/Get Ready/Ain’t No Mountain/My Girl)
Mustang Sally
My Girl
My, My, My
Myrtle Beach Days
Natural Woman
Night & Day
Oh What A Night (Dec '63)
Old Time Rock & Roll
On Broadway
One In A Million
Papa Was A Rolling Stone
People Get Ready
Play That Funky Music
Piano Man
Pretty Woman
Proud Mary
Queen Bee
PYT (Pretty Young Thing)
Real Mother For Ya
Rehab
Rescue Me
Rocky Top
Same Old Song
Sand In My Shoes
Satisfaction
Save The Last Dance For Me (Michael Buble)
September
Sexual Healing
Shake You Body Down
Shama Lama Ding Dong
Sharp Dressed Man
She Shot A Hole In My Soul
She Works Hard For The Money
She's A Bad Mamma Jamma
Shout
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Smooth
Smooth Operator
Some Kind of Wonderful
Somewhere My Love
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Israel Kamakawiw version–reggae /calypso beat)
Soul Man
Stand By Me
Stubborn Kinda Fellow
Sunday Kind Of Love
Superstition
Sweet Caroline
Sweet Home Alabama
Tennessee Waltz
The Nearness of You
There’ll Be Days Like This
These Are The Days
The Way You Do The Things You Do
Think This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
Tighten Up
Treat Her Like A Lady
Try A Little Tenderness
Tupelo Honey
Turn Your Love Around
Twist & Shout
Unchained Melody
Walk Like An Eygptian
Walk This Way
Wave
We Are Family
We Want The Funk Medley (We Want the Funk /Fire)
What A Wonderful World
What’ll I Do
When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
When We Get Married
When You Say Nothing At All
Wild Thing
With This Ring
Wonderful Tonight
You Are So Beautiful
ou Are The Best Thing
You Are The Sun
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
You Dropped A Bomb On Me
You’ll Never Find (Lou Rawls)
You’re My First, My Last, My Everything
You Send Me
You Shook Me All Night Long

 

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