- Music Producer
- Mix engineer
- Piano Technician
Patrick is an accomplished musician, songwriter, and recording engineer and music producer and has been working in the music industry for over 25 years. Patrick’s first love was the piano but also displayed talent for being able to easily master a range of instruments including, guitar, bass, harmonica and drums.
Born and raised in Perth, Western Australia Patrick found a passion for music at the age of 15 where he began playing in various Perth original and cover bands to develop his skills and craft (Adam Brand, The Mod Squad) along with working at Music Park in the High Tech department. During his time at Music Park, he cut his teeth into the recording industry, working in the studio with Perth born 3 time Grammy Award winning mix engineer Ainslie Grosser, where they began recording local original bands.
During that time Patrick made some very valuable connections in the music industry and worked alongside the likes of Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), Dave Leslie (Baby Animals) and UK EDM music producer Trixta and was invited to tour with Richard Walley, an internationally renowned Noongar didgeridoo player, to tour Mexico with his band alongside original artists Optamus (Downsyde) and other members of the band.
Shortly after returning from tour, Patrick began two new companies Vivid Publishing and Rocket Productions where he began recording, producing and publishing local Perth artists from his recording studio. Vivid Publishing currently holds the publishing rights to the works of Richard Walley, where in 2001 Richard’s works were selected by Carlos Santana for his “Supernatural Evening with Santana”. Alongside this, Vivid Publishing also holds the publishing rights to Two Tribes (released in 2003), collaboration between Richard Walley and other artists, which combines traditional Indigenous music with contemporary styles such as rap and hip hop.
Patrick also continued working in his own band, Flame Music Ministry to write original music and produce their first album in 2000. As part of Flame Music Ministry, Patrick has now written and produced many albums and has taken his music around the world. In 2002, he was invited to Mexico City where he not only shared his music with the local people; he performed his original songs on Mexican TV, which was broadcast to over 1 million viewers. From this Patrick was invited to participate in various conferences all over the world where he again performed his original music to thousands of people including audiences in Miami, Portugal, Pittsburgh, London, Uganda and Dubai. The second album was followed in 2008, where the band then performed in Sydney Australia for the World Youth Day Festival in Darling Harbour to over 5,000 attendees.
In 2010 Artisan Music was born, a recording and production company whereby Patrick is the sole Director. Working from a small production room in Loop Recording Studios, Patrick produced local artists.
As business began expanding and the need for a bigger premises arose, Patrick decided to open Artisan Music in Malaga Western Australia in 2014, one of Perth’s leading recording studios boasting 3 purpose built acoustically designed rooms which have the perfect blend of computer, digital and vintage analogue outboard equipment. Coupled with a choice of modern and vintage amps and musical instruments to enable the perfect production sound. Patrick currently works from the studio as a producer, songwriter and engineer and more recently has worked alongside multi platinum, award winning, internationally recognised producer Craig Porteils in the his Perth studio and other clients in the WA music original scene. These artists include Sydnee Carter, Riley Pearce, Jacob DeGaye, Sgt Hulka, Kol Nafshi, Portia Clark, Eastwinds…. just to name a few, and co-wrote “Soul Of The Goal” – used as the theme song for the World Miniature Football Federation’s World Cup held in Perth 2019. In the last few years, Artisan Music has been a studio sponsor and supporter of the WAM “Song of the Year” competition.
Patrick is also currently the President of the Australasian Piano Tuners & Technicians Association (APTTA), Patrick prides himself on providing the best professional service and advice for pianos. Accredited piano tuner by Yamaha Australia and more recently Steinway and Sons, Patrick services has tuned for some high profile clients such as John Legend, KD Lang, Nick Cave, Mumford & Sons and the WA Symphony Orchestra.