My name is Pete Kilpatrick and I'm an acoustic singer/songwriter from Portland, Maine. I have been writing and gigging professionally since 2003 and have since performed over 1, 200 concerts across the country. I have shared the stage with artists such as Dave Matthews Band, David Gray, Ray Lamontagne, The Barenaked Ladies, Guster, and O.A.R.
My music has been featured on NBC's "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation," as well as FOX's "New Girl." I am able to perform a variety of originals blended in with covers ranging from classics to more modern songs. In the past I have performed everywhere from the ESPN Winter X-games in Aspen to the historic Orpheum Theater in Boston.
Price Range: $500-$3,500
Gig Length: 45 - 240 minutes
Maine based singer/songwriter Pete Kilpatrick grew up with a deep and resounding love of melody. With no formal training in music, Pete picked up the acoustic guitar at the age of 16 and began teaching himself how to play, crafting his own songs all while falling deeply in love with the process.
After completing high school, Pete took a few years off before attending college to focus his energy on a full-time career as a musician. He wrote and recorded his first album, Half Way Home, back in 2003. Between networking and a near constant performing schedule throughout New England he began to develop a loyal following that would continue to grow over the years.
The next ten years in Pete’s career saw the successful release of six additional albums (totaling over 40,000 albums sold), a brief record deal with Epic Records and over 1,000 live performances, with shows alongside Dave Matthews Band, Jason Mraz, Pearl Jam lead guitarist Mike Mccready, Ray Lamontagne, Blues Traveler frontman John Popper, Guster and many others.
Pete and his band released his seventh studio album, Echo, in the spring of 2016. The ten track album, which Pete wrote almost entirely on piano, during the course of spring and summer of 2015, was recorded at HearStudios in Maine, engineered and mixed by Pete Morse and was mastered by Jeff Lipton (Wilco, Bon Iver, City and Colour).
In writing and recording Echo, Pete and the band took a much simpler approach to the process, in contrast to the 2012 release of Heavy Fire, which was tracked in bits and pieces over the course of two years. The majority of the new record was recorded almost entirely live with just five musicians performing each song in studio, over a short period of time, working in graceful unison. This certainly gives the record a warmth and flow that, in the end, may prove to be Kilpatrick’s most radiant and honest effort of his career.
Additional Info: Pete Kilpatrick has been named Maine’s best act four times in the Portland Best Music Awards and has performed over 1,400 shows. Pete and his band have shared the stage with Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam’s Mike Mccready, David Gray, Jason Mraz, Ray Lamontagne, Barenaked Ladies, O.A.R, Guster, G Love and Special Sauce, Matisyahu, Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora, Amos Lee, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Brett Dennen, Tim Reynolds, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Wailers, Yonder Mountain String Band, DJ Logic, Blues Traveler, Spoon, Against Me!, Cold War Kids, Toots and the Maytals, Rusted Root, Mutemath, State Radio, Dawes, Eve6, Eric Hutchinson, Meiko, and J Cole.
Pete's music has been featured on the following TV shows:
NBC's "The Office(2 episodes)," "Parks and Recreation," "Community" and "Outlaw"
ABC's "American Housewife," "The Lying Game" and "Happy Endings"
USA's "Fairly Legal"
The CW's "Hart of Dixie (2 episodes)"
MTV's "Real World/Road Rules Challenge" and "Teen Mom 2 (3 episodes)"
Oxygen's "Bad Girls Club"
FOX's "New Girl," and "Ben and Kate"
2012 Goldwyn Feature Film-The First Time
Pete has performed at the following venues and events:
Performed directly before President Obama's 2012 speech in Maine
ESPN Winter X-Games-Aspen,Colorado-2009
Dave Matthews Band Caravan-Atlantic City-2011
The Sundance Film Festival-2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
2012 Reverb Campus Consciousness Tour w/ J Cole
FestEvol 2011-W/ O.A.R, and Dj Logic
FestEvol 2012-W/ Barenaked Ladies, Guster, and Big Head Todd and The Monsters
FestEvol 2013-W/ O.A.R, and John Popper
2014 Spring Concert @ Okemo W/Matisyahu
Vail Snow Daze 2011-W/ Barenaked Ladies, and Secret Stash (members of DMB,Guster,BNL,Ratt,Twister Sister, N.E.R.D)
Baystock-Portland,ME-W/ Blues Traveler, The Saw Doctors-2007
TEVA Mountain Games-Vail,CO-2010
The Orpheum-Boston,MA -W/ Spoon, Mutemath, Against Me!, Cold War Kids-2010
The State Theatre-Portland,ME
Maine Center for the Arts-Orono,ME
over 100 colleges throughout the east coast
Apple Store-San Francisco,CA-2011
Additional Booking Notes
I provide all my own sound for events.
I have released seven original albums of music totaling more than seventy songs. I also know a wide range of covers. Here's a brief list of some of them:
Stand By Me-Ben E. King
Can’t Help Falling in Love-Elvis
I’ve Just Seen A Face-The Beatles
In My Life-The Beatles
You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away-The Beatles
While My Guitar Gently Weeps-The Beatles
Harvest Moon-Neil Young
Heart of Gold-Neil Young
Home-Edward Sharp and The Magnetic Zeros
Falling Slowly-The Swell Season
The Weight-The Band
#41-Dave Matthews Band
Lover Lay Down-Dave Matthews Band
Crash-Dave Matthews Band
Grey Street-Dave Matthews Band
Tripping Billies-Dave Matthews Band
With or Without You-U2
Feel it Coming-The Weeknd
Bad Blood-Taylor Swift
Wagon Wheel-Old Crow Medicine Show
Ring of Fire-Johnny Cash
Atlantic City-Bruce Springsteen
Hungry Heart-Bruce Springsteen
Love Song-The Cure
Learning to Fly-Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Breakdown-Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Waiting on the World to Change-John Mayer
Sweet Baby James-James Taylor
Ain’t No Sunshine-Bill Withers
My Winding Wheel-Ryan Adams
Hold You in My Arms-Ray Lamontagne
Please Forgive Me-David Gray
What a Wonderful World-Louis Armstrong
Wonderful Tonight-Eric Clapton
Sara Smile-Hall and Oates
Take it Easy-The Eagles
The Times They Are A Changin’-Bob Dylan
Stubborn Love-The Lumineers
Just Breathe-Eddie Vedder
Jamaica Farewell-Harry Belafonte
Influences & Inspiration
Dave Matthews Band, Coldplay, James Taylor, John Mayer, The Beatles, The Police, The Frames, Ryan Adams, Matt Pond PA, Travis, Dawes, Led Zeppelin, Oasis, Radiohead
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