Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2011 Comes to a Close

Hey All,

Hope everyone had a good holiday. We celebrate Christmas in our home and, really get into the spirit of giving and all that.To me,giving is the best part of the holidays.I love giving gifts to friends and family,ect.It just makes me feel so good inside letting someone know what they really mean to me as a person.I also like giving to charities and people who are in need because to me,it's very important to provide others with the love and warmth that,maybe they don't get at home or,have the opportunity to enjoy,as much as I do.

You know,everyone is hurting in their pockets right now but,I believe that,if we all contribute to peoples well intended causes,churches and,organizations such as:GoodWill,Salvation Army ect..that we as a people,society,civilization, can and will grow stronger.Now,some may agree and may not but,that's my take on the way to make things better.If we go around hurting and ignoring,killing each other, eventually (maybe sooner than later) there won't be anyone left to sell our ideas to or even a way to make money because we've killed them all off or,are all rich and don't need anything else;which ,as you can conclude,will create a whole new problem in itself.

If we continue,as a society,people,community,whatever,we need to learn to exist amongst our nemises.Maybe I'm getting carried away on my soapbox but,as you can gather,I'm more than just a singer/songwriter ect..That's just something for me to live in.I really do,think for the most part that,people are good and,have well intentions.For those who do not,are either mentally ill or, are under the devil's thumb.I believe,that if I do unto others as I would want to be treated that,not only will I feel abit better about myself but,will help society feel better about themselves as well.

and Rock On !

Sean Patrick


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hello,And just a quick note.I've been getting alot of good comments/questions about my single ITS Only Been a Lifetime,which I recorded a month ago at Seventeenth Avenue Studio with Engineer/Producer Salvatore(Plinky)Giglio. Many people are asking where to download the song.You can download the song on or go here: There are other places you can check as well.iTUNES,SPOTIFY.COM,TUNECORE.COM and many other download sites. Hope that answers all your questions about that. Happy Holiday's Sean Patrick

Monday, December 19, 2011

Hello Everybody and Happy Holidays!

Hey,So I just wanna say Happy Holidays to all of my fans.Thank you all so much for taking an interest in all my endeavors this year.I really do appreciate all of your support.Thanks also for buying my albums/downloads (Including the latest one) and,taking an interest in my newer project at Seventeenth Avenue Studios with Salvatore Giglio (Producer/Engineer).That project IS still in the works, as well as,Squirrel Ranch Studios Project (Under Sunny Skies);which will be out next year 2012.Hey I also learned that SPOTIFY.COM has got me in there library which I either completely forgot about OR was never informed.Also,FOL RECORDS.COM have me in their library.I believe you have to vote for me or something like that so PLEASE check that out. Hopefully,after all the recording sessions are done, I can go on tour around the globe a bit.Wouldn't that be nice? Yeah well,don't get your hopes up...It really depends on sales,time and location,location,location.It really does. I've been doing little shows in New Jersey and,I have performed along the east coast,New York,Maryland ect but,really want an opportunity to perform on a wider scale.You all heard my music.At least most of you have ,I hope.You decide. Hey,anyway,have a GREAT HOLIDAY.Be Blessed and all that.Be well AND..treat each other with kindness. You guys ROCK! Peace,Love and ROCK ON! SEAN PATRICK Sean Patrick - Its Only Been a Lifetime - Single

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sean Patrick: New single "Its Only Been a Lifetime" released

Sean Patrick: New single "Its Only Been a Lifetime" released: Hey ALL !! I recently posted that I was working on a new album and, that a single would be released from it,well,it's here. Last night, it w...

New single "Its Only Been a Lifetime" released

Hey ALL !! I recently posted that I was working on a new album and, that a single would be released from it,well,it's here. Last night, it was posted to many different sites such as:iTunes Mexico, VerveLife, Rhapsody, MySpace Music, Zune, MediaNet, Spotify, iTunes U.S., iTunes Australia/N.Z., iTunes Canada, Nokia, eMusic, iTunes UK/European Union, iTunes Japan.So check it out.I will soon have it on jango so check out that site as well.Remember that on Jango music you need to just type in Sean Patrick and my page will appear with all of my songs.I also started to work on another song as well while I was mixing my single with my engineer/producer Salvatore(Plinky) Giglio yesterday.It's a bit of a spiritual song which, I had written for my mini-pop opera "In the Midst of the Raging Storm".The song was roughly recorded when I was making that album but, somehow didn't make it on the album.It sounds better now,since I worked out the problems with Plinky.I also wrote the new single for the mini-pop album I did but that too,didn't make it.I may have mentioned that before on here as well,not sure if I did or didn't mention it. Anyway,the single is out.Check out some of those probably will be ready now with the new single.Some of the sites mentioned wait 24 to 72 hours or so before releasing any new music.You gotta check it out for yourselves.The new single is mellow a bit,very pop sounding.So the single is called "Its Only Been a Lifetime".Hope you all enjoy it.I may have another one released before Christmas as well.My engineer thinks its very possible.We'll see. Thanks for reading Everyone. Peace and Rock on !! Sean Patrick

Friday, December 2, 2011

Sean Patrick's album "Under Sunny Skies" not so sunny

Hello.I have recently found out that my album "Under Sunny Skies" will not be released before Christmas as was planned.The album will be released next year,2012. Unfortunately,there were some complications getting the proper musicians together for the album.Sax player Joe Grillo will be playing a nice saxaphone solo on a song called "You Alone".Joe is busy doing projects with Bruce Springsteen and other well known New Jersey artist this time of year.However,Joe is aware and, has agreed to work with me on the album.The album just needs some extra guitar work,a few vocal changes and that's basically it.All the main parts and ideas for the songs are done. I will,however,be releasing a song I recorded at the Seventeenth Avenue studio in a few days.The songs called "It's Only Been a Lifetime".I actually wrote the song three years ago but never got around to recording it.I finished and mastered the song last night(12/1/2011) with engineer/producer(Plinky)Salvatore Giglio.As I mentioned in my other blog,I am recording an album at the Seventeenth Avenue studio with Plinky.That project will also be completed next year.The album will be called"Seventeenth Avenue";A Plain and simple title. Anyway, having told you guys that,I am very busy working and writing.The songs for the Seventeenth Avenue album will be different from my songs in the past;as I believed I mentioned in other blogs.I hope you check out my song"It's Only Been a Lifetime", which will be released in a few days.I had to put something out before Christmas or at least by the end of 2011.But I promise,the new song mentioned will be released in a few days.I'll blog about it the day it's released. Thanks for reading and having an interest.It's always a pleasure. Keep Rockin' Sean Patrick

Thursday, November 24, 2011

In the 17th Avenue Studio and some studio horrors

So, I told you guys that I was working with Plinky(Salvatore)Giglio,two time Dove Award producer/engineer For Brides album in 2001(Not sure of the year).Plinky is a very humble guy who basically works with a ton of artist but doesn't like to name drop.When I asked him about the different popular artist he's worked with he was alittle hesitant then told me that he doesn't like name dropping.Well.I name drop,but only to let people know that some of the people I work with are well experienced and yes,have worked with alot of known arist/musicians.I actually felt like an idiot after his reply but,I just wanted to know. When I work with Thomas Reock,at his Squirrel Ranch Studio,Thomas is the same way,very humble and casual.You know,these guys are true musicians and absolutely love their art and,are very good at producing and emgineering,as well as being musicians on top of that.When choosing an engineer/producer always check their credentials first.When I was twenty two years old,I went into an elaborate studio in New Jersey,to record afew songs with my band Roulette.I know there was another band called Roulette at the same time as well but, we weren't aware of that at the time or,did we care.Anyway,we recorded two songs,we were a new wave/rock band,pretty good at playing.Well anyway,the engineer,come to find out,really wasn't that good.My bass player,Roland Majer,a great and inovated bass player,had to show the engineer there,how we wanted the song to end on the engineering board.I mean,it wasn't cheap to record there and,the quality could have been alot better.We were there for almost two days ,without leaving the studio.It cost us $875.00 and,the recordings were very crappy.So beware,just because its a recording studio and looks good and all,doesn't mean the engineer knows what he is doing. My first recording studio experience was pleasant and,we didn't pay a cent to record there.I was in a new wave band called High Fashion.The year was 1982.We enjoyed all the new wave and punk music that was coming out and, that was around before we even had an idea about this New Music.Roland Majer and Rich Schlaugh were great and keen on the new music scene.I was amazed at their knowledge of new music.They were an inspiration to me and helped me to find my way around bands like The Police,XTC,The Smiths,The Cure,Duran Duran,Kraftwerk,Berlin,The Fixx,OMD,Joy Division,U2 and many others who I still consider to be great artist.Anyway,the recording studio was literally next to Rich Schlaugh's home(Our Drummer) on Falmouth Avenue,in Yardville,NJ.His neighbor,John,owned the studio.The name of John's band was The Antics.Awesome band.John was a great engineer/producer and very humble.We recorded one song"I Don't Mind you".A play on words,about a girl, I liked at the time who,was separate from the world in which I was experiencing at that time.In other words,wasn't the typical bitchy girl,which there were plenty of at that time or,so it seemed.The song took us alittle over an hour to record and,sounded great.John gave us the reel to reel and really enjoyed working with us.I spoke to my engineer,Thomas Reock about him awhile back and,he told me John is now living in Las Vegas producing Vegas shows.That's awesome how all these engineers know each other and,respect each others work. I just was talking about this same topic with Plinky Giglio on Tuesday(11/20/2011) for almost an hour.That's why I am rambling on about it now.It's fresh in my mind.I just really admire all these guys for what they do and, giving them props because with out these guys,I wouldn't be able to present or sell my music the way I do today.I'm sure alot of artist/musicians have the same type of stories of their recording studio experiences.Good stories and probably some horror stories as well. Hey,Thanks for checking out my blog.You guys Rock! Happy Thanksgiving to all. Sean Patrick

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Recording at 17th Avenue Studios

So the last couple a weeks I took some time out of my Recording at the Squirrel Ranch and,Started recording with engineer/producer (Plinky) Salvatore Giglio at his Seventh Avenue recording studio in Dayton,New Jersey.I've wanted to record with Plinky for a long time and, when the opportunity presented itself,I jumped at the chance.The songs I'm recording with Plinky are alittle different from the ones I've recorded at the Squirrel Ranch. They'll be more keyboard,bass and drums and less guitar work.It's really sounding good.For now,I'm just recording some singles with Plinky. Maybe later on,I'll be recording an album there.Not sure yet. Well,that's all I got to tell you for now. Keep Rockin'... Sean Patrick

Friday, September 30, 2011

Third studio album almost complete

So we're almost done with my third studio album which title was going to be "It's a Man's Beach"but I'm not digging the idea anymore.The album was targeted to be released by the end of the summer but of course it didn't make its deadline.Yeah,so I scrapped the beach theme idea. The album does make alot of beach and New Jersey shore references,as you will find out soon enough.That's why I wanted the title to be "It's a Man's Beach".Also because it was to be released in, or torwards the end of the summer.This third album will only have six songs on it.They're alittle bit different but not out of the blue different.Alot of the album was done live,with me and studio musicians basically sitting (I was sitting) around in a circle playing the charted out songs of mine.

I've also been working with different musicians/artist this past year at the Squirrel Ranch Studio.I've been Laying background vocals on their albums and projects,here and there where I am needed.As a hired studio musician, my main instrument is my voice not the guitar.When I perform my own material in the studio, I play guitar and do all the vocals.I'm hoping to branch out even further as a studio musician by the end of this year.We'll see how things go.

After this album is released,I may take a break from recording,I'm not sure.I will be working with other recording studios before the end of this year,as well as some different musicians.
Anyway,That's all I got for now.

Take Care
Keep Rockin'

Sean Patrick

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A review of Sean Patricks Pop Opera:In the Midst of the Raging Storm by:Bryan Rodgers

CD REVIEW: In the Midst of the Raging Storm
Posted on Jul 21, 2011 at 12:41 PM
Artist: Sean Patrick
Album: In the Midst of the Raging Storm
Review by Bryan Rodgers
New Jersey guitarist and songwriter Sean Patrick gleefully tests the patience of listeners from the first moment of his “mini pop opera,” In the Midst of the Raging Storm. The album’s storyline is a reflection of Patrick’s approach to the music, which is indulgent and intensely personal. The introduction is the title track, and it’s well into the realm of overblown rock opera. An effect-laden voice drones on about faith and contemplation while pianos and synthesized choruses drift between electronic windstorms.
Those who endure the introduction and dig into the album will be surprised by the amounts of fine ideas that materialize throughout. The sound is driven by pop hooks, like the wistful chorus of “You,” in which the story’s main character wrestles with relentless thoughts. The sharp choruses are punctuated with moments of bedroom prog-rock, just the kind of stuff that one would expect a rock-worshipping musician like Patrick to create when given such freedom. Reggae-scented rhythms wind around a terse guitar riff while Patrick’s big 80’s-rock voice spins the tale. Suddenly, the band busts into an instrumental flourish reminiscent of Rush, displaying serious talent all around. The dramatic climax of “You” bleeds directly into the ballad “Something About Here,” and it’s a blessing that Patrick chose to keep the album moving rather than get overly cinematic and drawn out. The whole thing clocks in at 34 minutes, and he’s likely to get a lot more listeners willing to give the album a chance because of it.
Patrick still gets his poignant point across, though. You can close your eyes and see the sepia-toned streets of someone’s hometown whizzing by during “Something About Here,” feel the dreadlocked dread growing in the irie crunch of “See the Light,” and float in the dizzying, diverse atmosphere of “Like Yesterday.” “Calling for Rain” is pleasantly funky, but it is at that point of the album that the experience starts to wear thin. Beyond Patrick’s vision, which will be appreciated by some and mocked by others, there are a few issues that keep In the Midst of the Raging Storm from fully succeeding. “Calling for Rain,” for instance, features another fine instrumental segment and guitar solo along with a catchy hook, but the song is beset by overwrought synthesized strings that only distract the ear. Michael White (drums) and Hal Jordan Ketofsky (bass) make a fine rhythm section that should be featured, not hidden, as they are too often here. “Into the Storm” is the album’s weak point, as one can hear Patrick’s formula beginning to reveal itself between the songs keyboard twinkles and sappy lyrics.
The finish is a bit of redemption. The refreshing classic rock crunch of “My Little Darlings” displays how Patrick thrives in an uptempo environment, and the climactic “Reprise: In the Midst of the Raging Storm” allows him to wax as melodramatic as he can dream. Somewhere between the sound effects, constant synth embellishments and layered vocals lurks a fine four piece rock band that could benefit from a little less orchestration. But even through the electronic haze, it’s easy to see the potential Patrick and his mates possess

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