Patrick Woolam
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Patrick Woolam

Kansas City, Missouri, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Kansas City, Missouri, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Solo Rock Blues Rock

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"Patrick Woolam (front man of The Transients) – Concert Review – KCP&L Summer Concert Series – July 20, 2012"

Patrick Woolam and the Transients played the big stage at KCP&L this past Friday night. I had not seen them before and I really didn’t expect the place to be crowded. In fact, I thought it would be pretty quiet. I was wrong. The place was packed and ready to throw down with these guys. The Transients started off the night just after 9pm with a little Tom Petty, followed by Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger.” The set list was diverse – ranging from Country to Blues to Rock. What amazed me is that this 3-piece band nailed everything. Patrick Woolam, the lead singer and guitar abuser pulled off all the songs with his raspy, soulful voice (that reminded me a bit of Springsteen) and stellar guitar skills. Drummer, Brandon Douglas, hits hard and leaves everything on the stage. Bass player, Andy West, had no trouble locking up with his rhythm section, creating a solid foundation for Woolam to build upon.
Having a preference for original music, I was pleased to discover that the band is recording a CD and they gave the crowd a good preview of what is to come. The first original, called “Bottle of Wine,” had strong hints of Maroon 5 in the verse and Nickleback overtones once the chorus kicked in. It’s a good song. It may suffer a bit from sounding a little bit too much like something we have already heard, but every band struggles with that problem. The second original of the night, “My Addition,” raised the bar. This song had an easy going feel and the hook “[My Addiction] keeps me running back to you” will have Transients fans running back to see this band on a regular basis. In the end, The Transients put on a great show for a huge crowd. There is a lot of talent and potential here. For all you mainstream radio listeners out there, this is one Kansas City band you need to check out. - Gus Rechtien


"Patrick Woolam of the band 'The Transients' will perform with Keith Urban at party in Nashville"

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City man will be sharing the spotlight with a country music star.

Patrick Woolam will perform at a private party Wednesday with Keith Urban in Nashville.

Woolam won a contest by videotaping himself performing a cover of Urban's song "Long, Hot Summer".

Woolam plays in a band called "The Transients". The Transients have been performing all over the Kansas City area for six years.

He describes the whole experience as a stroke of luck.

"Hopefully it's going to mean a lot; my band has been in Kansas City for about six or seven years now and have known each other forever and we play all over time it's our full time job, so for a band, this is huge," said Woolam.

The performance will be streamed on Urban's website - http://www.keithurban.net/ -


Discography


Discography


Long-Time Coming



Long Time Coming, Patrick’s first solo EP showcases six eclectic original tracks. His gritty vocals and volcanic guitar riffs are the centerpiece of the guitar-driven, rebel rock inspired tracks How Do You Like Me Now and Everything I Need.


The R&B-infused Too Real to Be Dreaming features a seductive mixture of a smoothly executed Frampton-esque guitar jam and the throwback slow groove of muted brass.


The record’s first single, The Last Goodbye—a lyrically earnest and catchy track co-written with songwriter/producer Joshua Gleave – laments a failed relationship and the burden of permanently severing a toxic relationship.


Castaway highlights Patrick’s rich vocal control. Coupled with his hypnotic guitar grooves and ethereal lyrics, Castaway sends you on a dream-like journey into the mystic.


In contrast, the title track, Long Time Coming, is rooted in the reality of Patrick’s personal journey as an artist. It’s an intimate revelation that exposes the values he’s developed along the way and his optimistic, no-holds-barred view of the future.


Notwithstanding the diversity and reach exemplified by this record, Patrick has found his own voice, his own style and yet managed to stay true to his blues-based and soul-infused rock roots

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Patrick Woolam’s sound is best described as – punchy soul-infused new generation blues-centric rock. He has shared stages with artists ranging from Blues Traveler and Eddie Money, to Better Than Ezra and Keith Urban.

A Kansas City native, and son of a rock-n-roll disc jockey, he forged his sound in the shadows of Kansas City’s blues legends surrounded by the spinning vinyl of the rock-n-roll guitar greats like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. His father, a former guitarist, was raised in Nashville, TN, so needless to say, music and performing was ingrained in his DNA from the time he was old enough to hold a guitar. Patrick is “a guitarist first,” but his gift for songwriting embodies the spirit of a hard-hitting, contemporary musical generation wrapped in old-school lament. His raspy soulful voice has been compared to a young Bruce Springsteen and his nimble guitar skills—“stellar.” Many have compared his unique playing style to artists such as Johnny Lang, Gary Clarke Jr., and Jimi Hendrix, while his songwriting shows hints of John Mayer and Tom Petty.

Although his main focus has been pursuing a career as an artist, and promoting his new EP "Long Time Coming", he also shares an equal love and passion for songwriting. He has hopes of soon becoming a part of the songwriters circles of the industry, from country, to pop and top 40.

During the bulk of the last decade, he’s honed his musical chops and developed a loyal fan base as the front man for the popular Kansas City-based club cover band, The Transients.

Today he’s a headliner in the talent-rich Kansas City club scene and invited session guest for some of the biggest names in the recording industry.

 

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