Patrick Dwyer
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Patrick Dwyer

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2009
Solo Folk Singer/Songwriter




"ESPN features Patrick Dwyer's "Plastic Stars" for "Big Wave Hellmen""

ESPN features Patrick Dwyer's "Plastic Stars" for the World of X Mini-Series "Big Wave Hellmen" - ESPN

"As catchy as Gorilla Glue, this giddy-up anthem is truly a sing-along triumph."

Frolicking, rollicking “(See You) In My Memory” from indie singer/songwriter Patrick Dwyer conjures the Old West with a driving force field of acoustic instrumentation, rapid-fire guitars, insistent percussion, rubbery bass, and the inspired, commandeering vocals of the rural Montana-based troubadour (think John Denver meets U2). With flourishes of tambourine, a whistle here and there and crafty harmonies from Dwyer, he offers a universal theme about the one that got away: 'What are we now? What were we then?/Such good strangers, such good friends…Thought you should know I still see your smile from time to time/So I'll see you in my memory.' As catchy as Gorilla Glue, this giddy-up anthem is truly a sing-along triumph. - Chuck Taylor (Billboard Magazine)

"PATRICK DWYER A Rare Kind Of Talent…"

Patrick Dwyer has that rare kind of talent that puts him in the category of legendary musicians, those musicians with such blazing, inherent talent that it simply cannot be learned or created. A dynamic musician that was born with astounding innate abilities. Patrick most definitely has what it takes to move up the musical ranks to bluer and sweeter horizons, if only more listeners would wise up, listen and find out more about him.

“Scarecrow”, Patrick Dwyer’s single, where he plays and sings every note to sweet perfection. This young talent is one of the very best and refreshing artists I have heard in the past few years. His singing style is unique and his song writing is well thought out, while his music genre cannot be defined by one single category. I would loosely categorize it into, perfect driving in the car heading some place fun music, but that would be just the tip of the iceberg. If you mixed and mashed some Coldplay with Jason Mraz and a dash of Jackson Browne, you’d begin to get a delicious taste of Patrick Dwyer’s craft.

The songs “Plastic Stars” and “No Hiding Places,” only serve to further confirm Patrick’s singing and songwriting talents. His tunes are never edgy or overwhelming. They’re an unpretentious set of simply crafted, feel good, grown up pop songs that you find yourself singing or humming long after they’ve have stopped spinning.

It is clear from the tracks that I’ve heard so far, that Patrick treads his own distinctive artistic path, melding a variegated musical tapestry with passionate, personal lyricism. However, the magic magnetism of Patrick’s music, is that his songs are totally “in” sounding with the modern crowd. Yet it can be heard and appreciated in whatever generation you are in. His acoustic-guitar dominated songs, shatter all barriers and are simply uplifting.

I highly recommend buying his music and listening to the songs more than once before making judgements. Let them play all the way through. The hidden nuances you find each time you listen to Patrick’s singing or playing, are quite remarkable!

A star in the making… - Jamsphere


Still working on that hot first release.



Patrick Dwyer gives words and bluesy life to the hidden heart, in every breath of song. Born of mixed Irish and Filipino ancestry, raised in rural Montana but living in Los Angeles, he has somehow found a way to harmonize these disparate aspects of culture, style, wilderness, city, old and new, into music that, like himself, is complex, but whole. You’ll hear echoes of country and folk, Irish ballads and American storytelling, bare authenticity and a sly wink, punk and rock, all married into an acoustic indie pop that is unlike anything else.

The raw, visceral poetry of his lyrics is at once startling and familiar, perhaps because you intimately hear that as he has delved deep to uncover the aches and joys and breaks in his heart, he has uncovered yours as well.

You might hear influences of John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, or Ricky Nelson in his backwoods grit smoothed by 1950s charm, but you will never hear imitation, for his sound is uniquely his own: a melody that gets stuck in your head, with words that get stuck in your heart... the perfect companion for miles of road, the perfect light for wild and free nights around a fire, the perfect sound to sway to at a concert.

When you hear a song of Patrick Dwyer’s, you feel compelled to listen to it over and over and over, discovering that it affects you as much the 1,000 time as it did the first. Perhaps that’s why so many venues ask him to return. He’s played packed performances at The Hotel Cafe, The House of Blues, The Viper Room, The Dresden, The Laugh Factory, to name a few, and listeners realize they’ve never heard anyone like him before, but they want to hear him again. He has played for audiences of 5 and 5,000, but when you hear him, you’re sure he’s playing only for you.

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