Patti DeRosa is "a gem that stands out in the vast sea of singer/songwriters" says Madalyn Sklar, the president of GoGirls Music. A singer-songwriter-guitarist with a performer's flair, she performs acoustic folk peppered with rhythm and spice, delivered with a powerful presence that is fun, funky, and sizzling. Nationally known acoustic artist Vance Gilbert says, "A honey-warm voice, clear and adventurous guitar work, and incisive lyrics are all hallmarks of Patti's work, and they are only the tip of her talent iceberg. See this artist soon wherever you can...". (link hidden) (VIDEO ON WEBSITE)
Price Range: $300-1,000
Gig Length: 45 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
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"An amazing true professional with radio-ready songs and a killer stage show." Frank Martyn, Brewed Awakenings host and performer. - "A powerful presence, a great songwriter, and equally fun, funky, and sizzling." Tara Greenblatt, performer. - "Patti's stage presence is so natural it is like she was born there." Kenny Townsend, National Guitar Workshop faculty. - "She breaks out of her straight folk box and lets herself swing with smooth vocals made for the blues, easing naturally into the groove like melted butter...a standout that goes down like a cool drink on a hot summer's night." Kevan Breitinger, (link hidden). - "Patti DeRosa is a pro with a strong following who always brings out a bunch of fans. The real watchword in my mind is "connection", and not every performer has it, but Patti connects big time." George LeBlanc, Nameless Coffeehouse, Cambridge, MA.
Looking for contemporary acoustic folk peppered with rhythm and spice? Patti DeRosa is a folk alchemist conjuring up an eclectic mix of musical magicÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦it's a soft finger-picking ballad and a jazzy groove, an island rhythm and an edgy rocker, a political commentary and a humorous rhymeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦You never know what you're going to get and DeRosa likes it that way. She revels in diversity, both personally and musically (when she's not making music, she's the President of ChangeWorks Consulting, which focuses on workplace and community diversity - (link hidden)). Her music is a treat that is delivered with a stage presence that draws the audience in and warms the heart.
Her first CD, Paradise, was released in January 2005 and is played on radio stations across the country. She is currently working on her 2nd CD, "Secrets and Stories". Patti has opened for artists such as Vance Gilbert, Emma's Revolution (Pat Humphries & Sandy O), Terence Martin, Lisa Moscatiello, Kevin So, Livio Guardi & Wilson Montuori, and New England Weather, and was selected to perform at the 2006 Folk Alliance Martin Guitar Showcase, the 2006 Snapple Newport Sunset Music Festival, and at the 2006 South Florida Folk Festival. She is a performing member of indiegrrls, Go Girls, Just Plain Folks, SongsAlive, and the Rhode Island Songwriters Association.
Additional Booking Notes
I can bring my own PA but prefer to use the house system if possible. I require one mike (vocal) and DI for guitar. Possible additional inputs if other band members join me (mandolin, djembe).
For listening room/concerts, I perform mostly originals. For bars/restaurants, I perform both originals and covers.
Covers include artists such as Beatles, Bonnie Raitt, Dylan, Patty Griffin, Ani DiFranco, Motown, James Taylor, Norah Jones, and many, many more!
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