Pete Kilpatrick Band

Pete Kilpatrick Band

 Portland, Maine, USA
BandFolkRock

A folk singer/songwriter with a five piece rock and roll band. Named Maine's Best Act by the Portland Phoenix in 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010. Featured on NBC, VH1, and MTV and seen with Dave Matthews, Barenaked Ladies, Guster, Ray Lamontagne, and Spoon. For fans of Coldplay, The Fray, and Travis.

Biography

The Pete Kilpatrick Band hails from Portland,Maine. The band is comprised of acoustic and electric guitars as well as keyboard, bass, and drums. The group has often been described as a folk singer/songwriter with a Rock and Roll Band. Pete's lyrics are reflective of his coastal upbringing as many of the songs revolve around natural landscapes as well as life experiences. The band puts a great deal of time into crafting each song and this has undoubtedly lead to five regionally successful albums and over 800 performances within the past eight years.

The band takes great pride in what they've been able to accomplish in this time due to the fact that almost everything they've accomplished has been done without the support of a traditional record label. The band books all their own shows, and acts as manager, all while writing and producing their albums.

Pete, Matt, Ed, Tyler, and Pete have many influences ranging from Death Cab for Cutie, The Swell Season, Matt Pond PA, Ryan Adams, Coldplay, Stevie Wonder, Pink Floyd, Kings of Leon, Phoenix, Brett Dennen, Guster, Bon Iver, and Iron and Wine, to name a few.

The band has been writing, recording, and touring since 2003 and have released five albums to date which have sold over 25,000 copies independently.

They've played at the ESPN Winter X-games in Aspen, Colorado, and have been featured in the hit arcade video game Golden Tee alongside Dave Matthews Band, Switchfoot, and Gomez. The group is very diverse and dynamic and have been able to find success in many different markets (festivals, colleges, bars, coffeehouses) for a wide ranging audience.

They've shared the stage with Dave Matthews Band, Guster, Barenaked Ladies, Spoon, G Love, Blues Traveler, The Wailers, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Brett Dennen, Yonder Mountain String Band, Ray Lamontagne, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

Accolades

-Best Singer/Songwriter Nominee-Boston Music Awards 2005,2006

-Best New Act- Portland Phoenix Best Music Poll-2003
-Best Jam Act-Portland Phoenix Best Music Poll-2005
-Best Act-Portland Phoenix Best Music Poll-2006
-Best Pop/Rock Act-Portland Phoenix Best Music Poll-2006
-Best Act-Portland Phoenix Best Music Poll-2007
-Best Male Vocalist-Portland Phoenix Best Music Poll-2008
-Best Act-Portland Phoenix Best Music Poll-2009
-Best Male Vocalist-Portland Phoenix Best Music Poll-2009
-Best Act-2010-Portland Phoenix Best Music Poll
-Best Male Vocalist-2010-Portland Phoenix Best Music Poll

-2003 Boston Idol Winner through Mix 98.5 (station with over 1 million listeners)

-2006 Starbucks Northeast finalist in Songwriting Competition

-2007 Ourstage Reverbnation Grandprize winner (won record deal with Epic Records and guitar contract with First Act Guitars)

-Song "Coming Home" Featured on NBC's show "Outlaw" featuring Jimmy Smits

-Song "Apartment Hall" featured on MTV's Real World/Road Rules Challenge

- In December of 2010 VH1 aired the PKB's video for the song "Coming Home." The video can be seen on the main page of www.petekilpatrickband.com

Discography

Half Way Home-2003
Yesterday Love-2005
Louder Than the Storm-2006
Hope in our Hearts-2008
Shapes and Sounds-2009

Set List

Mostly originals, some covers (Bowie, Hall and Oates, Beatles, etc)