Patrick studied music at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York and graduated in 2010. Since that time he has performed as a session musician and as a live performer. He will be appearing as the keyboard player on the upcoming album "This is American Royalty" penned by progressive rock band College Point from the town of the same name in Queens, New York.
He began playing the piano at the age of 12 after watching the movie "Great Balls of Fire" and was largely self taught until he went to Hartwick where he studied with local piano master Kim Patersen. Patrick plays by ear as well as reads music and began teaching himself to play by listening to recordings of Billy Joel and Elton John. He enjoys playing many different genres and styles of music and has performed in various jazz groups, his favorite being "3 of 5" with bassist M.W. Degan and drummer Scott Weber playing funky versions of jazz standards and classic rock hits.
As a solo performer Patrick has entertained many crowds with his rendition of Billy Joel's "Piano Man" (harmonica included), Elton John's "Crocodile Rock" and various Beatles songs. His repertoire is ever growing and consists of songs by Frankie Valli, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, The Beatles, Train, Coldplay, various jazz standards, and classical works. Patrick is able to interact often with his crowd, engaging and including them in the performance by changing lyrics and encouraging singing along while he plays.
He displays professionalism, shows respect, dresses appropriately, and shows up early to ensure equipment is set up and functioning properly.
Patrick has an extensive background in music technology being savvy in Finale and Sibelius music notation software, Pro Tools recording software and hardware, and the "ins and outs" of setting up a sound system for live and studio performances. He always travels with his own gear which includes:
Nord Electro 3 Synthesizer
Casio Privia Electric Piano
Roland KC-350 Keyboard Amplifier
Shure SM-58 Microphone
Patrick is very easy to get along with and is always willing to work with an event planner to make sure things run as smooth as possible.
Patrick Duffy: Pianist/ Vocalist
Billy Joel, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Jerry lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Lynyrd Skynyrd
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 30 - 120 minutes
Singing along, Comedy
2 Bottles of water
Grand Piano in tune
SM-58 Microphone or better
Sound system with one floor monitor
I prefer to play a real piano that is tuned but I always travel with my own gear to be safe
The set list varies depending on the atmosphere, the involvement of the crowd and what I feel like playing.
Angry Young Man
Ain't No Sunshine
Bennie and the Jets
Born to Run
Brown Eyed Girl
Can't Help Falling in Love
Can't Take My Eyes Off of You
December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)
Drops of Jupiter
Great Balls of Fire
Hard Day's Night
Let it Be
Like A Rolling Stone
Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)
Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
New York State of Mind
Only the Good Die Young
She's Got A Way
Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay
Spirit in the Night
Stand By Me
Twist and Shout
Viva la Vida
Blue Rondo a la Turk
Fly Me to the Moon
Girl From Impanema
In the Mood
Maple Leaf Rag
Someone to Watch Over Me
When You Wish Upon A Star
Canon in D
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Bachelorette Party, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Bridal Shower, Casino, Christmas Party, Church Service, Club/Nightclub, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Funeral Service, Graduation, Grand Opening, Holiday Party, Hotel, Luncheon/Tea, Parade, Private Party, Religious Celebration, Restaurant, Reunion, Studio Session, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception
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