Pat Lehman Band

Pat Lehman Band

 Lachine, Quebec, CAN
SoloRockFunk

Soul singer

Biography

Patrick is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter originally from Montreal. As a teenager, he would often rifle through his parent’s vast vinyl collection. It was then he developed a great love for classic soul, Gospel, Rn’B, rockn'roll and blues. Some of Patrick's many influences include Stevie Wonder, Donnie Hathaway, Fleetwood Mac, Lauryn Hill, Sly and the Family Stone, The Rolling Stones and Bill Withers.

Growing up in Montreal, by the time he turned sixteen; he was performing in local R&B shows, and was even featured as guest vocalist on Canadian rap artist Karma Atchykah's first album. Patrick was trained in classical voice at Vanier College's music department. While studying there, he gained invaluable experiences, including a singing spot in a rock band and performances at various hip hop and RnB shows.

It was in college that Patrick decided to form a band to perform the songs that he'd been writing since his teenage years. Once in University, Patrick was asked to perform at the Montreal International Jazz Festival's 2006 Big Event --- a Paul Simon Tribute Concert, featuring Daniel Lanois, Sam Roberts, Colin James, Elvis Costello, Holly Cole, and others. The show, attended by 150,000 people, was subsequently broadcast on Bravo, ArTV and CBC television.

Having performed all across the new england area and southern Canada, Patrick launched his first full length album to a packed house on May 27th 2007 at Petit Campus in Montreal. The album received notable airplay across USA, Canada and France and prompted Patrick to tour during the summer, including performances in the International FestiBlues, Mont Tremblant Rhythm Festival, The Montreal FunkFest and the CTV Television 'Telethon of the Stars'.

After signing with Justin Time Records in 2010, Patrick's second disc ‘The Electric Soul Kitchen Vol.1’, was release in stores nationwide and online on March 8th 2011. Lehman wrote, arranged and produced each and every track. The first single "Prove Myself to You", which was co-produced with Bill Swazlowski (April Wine, Marjo) has received major airplay on radio CBC2 and national college radio. Within just two weeks of its release, it had entered the top ten urban/soul chart in Chart Attack magazine and entered in several top ten college radio soul charts including CKXU-FM and CJAM-FM.

In 2011 Patrick won first place at the International FestiBlues 'Rising Star' award, performed at Canadian Music Week and was asked to produce music for fashion designer Elizabeth Kosich for her New York City Fashion Week 2012 runway show.

After several successful album release parties in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa, , Patrick is touring in support of his latest release 'Electric Soul Kitchen Vol.2’ which was released May 1st 2012. This is Patrick's third album and features 11 brand new recordings which fuse the sounds of classic soul and rockn'roll influences.