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Amplify Patrick Now!

Patrick has entered the GRAMMY Amplifier Center Stage, a contest providing emerging musicians with an opportunity to enter for a chance to advance their careers with a special recording or performance opportunity.

Based on plays and shares, the contest promotes the artists with the most activity. Be sure to support Patrick by playing/ sharing!! Check it out here: http://www.grammyuamplifier.com/patrickdecoste.

The screenshot above showcases Patrick on their homepage!

Music Biz Weekly Podcast

Patrick was featured on the popular podcast, The Music Biz Weekly, discussing the art of working full-time as a business professional while also pursuing a career in music. For the past several years, Patrick has led his “Office Drone By Day, Rock Star By Night” workshops and now you can learn more tricks-of-the-trade here.

Watch, download or listen in as Patrick discusses this topic with DIY gurus and music industry professionals, Brian Thompson (of Thorny Bleeder Records) and Michael Brandvold (online consultant for Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne & Motley Crue).

Watch it here:

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Download it here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/thorny-bleeder/id480535472#

“Drone / Star” Series Workshop

On Monday, October 28th from 7pm – 10pm, Patrick will be leading a workshop featuring his renown “Office By Day, Rock Star By Night” series. This event is free and open to all ages. Presented by Almost Famous on 95.9 WATD FM and hosted by the Tinker’s Son.

When: October 28th, 2013 from 7pm – 10pm
Where: The Tinker’s Son (Norwell, MA)
Cost: Free & open to the public
Directions: Click here

Online Radio Performance

Patrick will be appearing tonight live on 95.9FM WATD’s Almost Famous radio show. The show runs from 8pm – 10pm EST with Patrick taking the mic at 9pm.

For the direct link to listen live, click here: http://v5.player.abacast.com/v5.1/player/index.php?uid=6437

ABOUT THE SHOW

Almost Famous is a radio program on 95.9 WATD FM created to bring you the regions most talented and up-and-coming musicians.

Hosted by John Shea and Lisa Azizian, Almost Famous airs every Tuesday night from 8p-10p. In addition to playing music we’ll have live, in-studio performances, musician interviews and we’ll tell you who is gigging where and when. We’ll also talk to industry gurus about the history and the current music scene on the south shore, in the state of Massachusetts and throughout New England.

Tune into 95.9 FM on your dial, or stream us live on http://www.959watd.com/

September Newsletter Blog

After being uninvited to play a Battle of the Bands, we had one August gig: the Mohegan Sun Arena. I’m still waiting for the “official” pics/ video from the venue but below are my pics from my perspective. I also kept a timeline on Twitter via the “#CTSunGig” hashtag.

New blogs: Men’s Health Article | When Art Precedes Sound | Will the Audience Really Care

The Mohegan Sun Arena Play-By-Play:

Prior to leaving my gear was packed: 2 acoustic guitars, an extension chord, DigiTech pedal board, Fishman acoustic amp, electric guitar (for anthem), Marshall gig bag &  sitting stool.

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Arriving 2 hours before game time.

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A look at the passes and tickets for the event.

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An assumedly sick joke.  We walked out on to the court to see 2 vocal microphones???

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Rich sound checking at center court.

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I assume this is the backstage area for bands (KISS played the following night).

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The small area next to the stands where we stashed our gear waiting to go on.

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The performances

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I’m hopeful this is how everyone reacted to the performances…

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IndieMinded.com Feature

Patrick received front page coverage on IndieMinded.com. Check out the article here: http://indieminded.com/2013/09/indie-musician-spotlight-patrick-decoste/

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“Patrick seems to be getting some pretty good press as of late, and we’re adding to the positive feedback! Two thumbs up from us here at Indie Minded, Patrick!”

Interview with Iron City Rocks

Patrick’s interview with popular music podcast, Iron City Rocks, is now available. Also interviewed is guitar icon, Dweezil Zappa, and virtuoso bassist, Bryan Beller (Joe Satriani and The Aristocrats with Guthrie Govan). Patrick’s segment begins around the 43:07 mark.

You can listen below clicking the “Play” icon below: Play

Or download the podcast here: http://www.ironcityrocks.com/podcast/episode_213.mp3/

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