Patrick Lew's Band

Patrick Lew's Band

 Antioch, California, USA
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Taiwanese punk musician and guitarist. Do you play Xbox Live and watch Baywatch? I make Rock music in my bedroom and put it online. This is my one-man band rocking out to my chaotic and rebellious Grunge/Punk songs in the East Bay!

Biography

I started playing and recording Punk and Rock music on a 4-track Tascam when I was 14 years old, which was like around 1999 or something. I do music as a hobby, but I didn't get serious about wanting to get BETTER as a rock musician playing guitar and writing songs in a one-man band, and pursuing my love for Hard Rock and Punk music in garage bands to the next step until around 2009 or 2010. I been playing guitar and recording song ideas since I was a freshmen in high school, but there's always been a progression in my one-man rock band. Even with sloppy rock band performances on record. I am REAL about my own art, and I don't do this just for fame, women and money. Music is a hobby and serious pursuit for me. All in one.

I crave Rock And Roll, but I don't necessarily follow to become the NORM. I had played bass and rhythm guitar in several Bay Area garage bands with friends. And I been posting my tracks online since 2001. I play basically, Grunge / Punk / Indie "GarageBand" Rock kind of music on recording and onstage.

Aside from that, I'm a soon-to-be college graduate at CSU East Bay, and I live in Antioch, CA. In my spare time, I play Xbox Live and dabble in creative stuff like discursive writing, photography and painting. I'm a pretty nice and unique Asian guy, but not the typical Asian kid either. I live life, enjoy whatever I had or have. And rock out, ya know! I enjoy the company of friends, family and the moments and valuable things I got. But other than that! Music is my Sex and Drug. Period! And oh. I'm Taiwanese. My hopes in the world of Rock music is to be the Takeshi Kaneshiro of Rock And Roll. If ya dig it.

I am not like other local bands, because I mainly am a freelance Bay Area rock guitarist and songwriter playing in various garage bands with friends from school. I am influenced by lots of early 90's hard rock like Nirvana and Pearl Jam and lots of contemporary punk and lesser known rock music also in the underground. I do my best to stay away from anything conventional and the norm, and I rock out whenever I get the fair chance too. I am sincere, brutally honest and ambitious with my music. And I am probably one of the more underrated and overlooked local musicians in the Bay. But I make whatever's interesting on record and my music or story.

I built most of my fan base through my music/one-man band because of the Internet and local DIY self-promoting at school and other places around the Bay Area. No hype, no big media promotions, no press, no record label and even! Through minimum to no live performing, because of various reasons. Such as no band members other than myself in this solo project musically. No car to drive around clubs to play my music onstage. And other issues such as college and etc.

I'm not the best at doing this. But I still love it. I'm not the best Rock guitarist or songwriter out there, and I never intended to be. I can't mix or produce my own music on my laptop very well, but still. I am honest, that I can play guitar and write my own songs and record them on my laptop. It's been one helluva ride so far! And, there's only more moments to come in the future!

Hard Work. Hard Struggles. Fate. Friendship. No Talk. No Hype. No Bandalism. Just Making Music.

The coming of rising against them, rocking out in a Punk garage band, finishing up college and grad school and living for the moment?

Watch Patrick Lew's Band Grow!

Discography

Albums:
Curb Your Wild Life (2009)
Let It Rise And Against (2010)

Both albums are ON SALE for digital MP3 album downloads on iTunes.

Set List

1) Too Many Humans
2) Little Miss Preppy
3) Getaway Out
4) Let This Blossom
5) In Her Garden
6) Tokyo Pop Star
7) The Melting Pot
8) Fobby Asian Girl