Patrick Dennis
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Patrick Dennis


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The best kept secret in music


"San Diego Union Tribune"

Patrick Dennis has a penchant for poetry and intricate melodies, and he weaves them both into songs that pulse with drama and detail. - Karla Peterson

"San Diego Troubador"

[Patrick Dennis] has the curiosity to experiment, while retaining the roots and longevity of the musical heritage that has proceeded [him]. - Ellen Duplessie

"San Diego Union Tribune"

"I got a copy of [Atlantic] and got so excited. I just kept thinking, that's it, that's the sound! It's like the sky just opened up..." - Lisa Sanders : from SDUT feature article
- Karla Peterson


ep - Atlantic (Populuxe Records)
lp - SPUN (Cargo Music/Earth Music)
ep - 5 Lives (Independent)


Feeling a bit camera shy


Patrick Dennis has spent the last two decades traveling between England and the US, and the influence is telling. But then again he's also built up a confidence in his music from years of touring, notably with Southland favorites the MacAnanys as well as a stint with ex Alarm member Dave Sharp's touring band, and more importantly supporting his first solo album for the indie Cargo Records (Rocket from the Crypt, Cindy Lee Berryhill).

Patrick Dennis's new EP "Atlantic" blasts out music that alternately swaggers self assuredly like the arrival of Friday night, then pauses, momentarily introspective. Indie rock cool and uptempo campfire sing-a-longs don't normally share space on the same CD these days, but in the hands of Patrick Dennis, it's a seamless meld.

Dennis's music has been described as having a 'Space Cowboy' vibe, and that's as apt a description as you're likely to come across in this hyphenated-music age. It's a shifting canvas, with all sort of influence mixed in from Gram Parsons to T-rex.

He's the multi-instrumentalist producer type as well. Matter of fact, in addition to "Atlantic" being released on the new joint venture label Populuxe Records, Dennis has begun work on his next full-length “Home on the Strange” due out in early 2004 with Bryan Head (Shelby Lynne, Abandoned Pools) and David J Carpenter (John Doe, AJ Croce). As a producer upcoming projects for Dennis include a series of EP's by The Truckee Brothers, a duo he recently formed with another noted singer songwriter, Atom Orr, and a new album by Southern California's "Dead Rock West" to be released on Populuxe in 2004.

As for now, Patrick Dennis' song "Electric Light" is custom made for playing loud while speeding along the freeway, top down, wind flying. This is anthemic stuff, made to get the blood pumping, dripping with melody, but maybe more importantly with lyrics you want to get your head around.

- Bart Mendoza : June 2003