The Pat Zelenka Project
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The Pat Zelenka Project


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"Instantly took me back"

(Their new CD Better Days) instantly took me back.....Great guitar rifts and vocals just like the old days. These guys put a great sound down and I'm thinking seeing them live would be awesome. - Leto Covington - 91.3 FM WSGR - Port Huron Michigan - Leto Covington - 91.3 FM WSGR - Port Huron Michigan

"Worth the price of admission"

The resulting album, “Better Days,” is a mix of classic hard-rock crunch and introspective balladry......watching Steve Chapko pull off the wandering melody line of the title track while keeping time (on the drums) is worth the price of admission. - Eric Gallippo - The City Pulse - Lansing Michigan Newspaper

"Great playing"

"Great playing. You demonstrate a wide variety, and the rare trait of being able to communicate what you're feeling with your guitar."

Robert Phillips - Former columnist for Guitar For The Practicing Musician - Robert Phillips

"Very expressive instrument"

"A guitar can be a very expressive instrument, and in the hands of Pat Zelenka, it simply comes alive. So take a listen to the music of Pat Zelenka and absorb the sound of a master at work." -

"Sheer talent"

"Zelenka coveys sheer talent and variety when you hear him speak through his guitar." - The Audio Nut


Group Albums:

Radiosoul - 2005
Better Days - 2008



"The guitar is my church - Music is spirituality" Pat Zelenka

The Pat Zelenka Project is a blues/rock/funk trio hailing from Lansing Michigan. They are a band that are influenced by tons of classic blues and rock acts such as Cream, The Allman Brothers, Led Zeppelin, B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Rush, Johnny Winter, Robin Trower, Hendrix, and The Beatles.

Songs by the band are featured on over thirty internet radio stations, as well as enjoying steady online sales from such sites as I-Tunes, Rhapsody, and Napster, as well as podcasts and college FM radio play.

The Pat Zelenka Project continues to rehearse and perform all over the quad-state area, and has also just released their new CD, "Better Days", which was released on August 1st, 2008. Current sets are heavy with tunes from both their first CD "Radiosoul" and the new CD "Better Days", as well as classic blues and classic rock tunes. With performances scheduled throughout the Midwest into the new year, the future is looking bright for this potent trio.

As a band, The Pat Zelenka Project has played at the following venues:

The Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, Ohio

Royal Oak Music Theater - Royal Oak, Michigan

Gone Wired Cafe - Lansing, Michigan

The Classic Pub & Grill - Lansing, Michigan

The Phantasy Club - Cleveland, Ohio

Magdalena's Teahouse - Lansing, Michigan

The Small Planet - East Lansing, Michigan

The Old Miami - Detroit, Michigan

O'Byrnes Pub - Lainsburg, Michigan

The Belmont - Hamtramck, Michigan

Kraftbrau Brewery - Kalamazoo, Michigan

The Temple Club - Lansing, Michigan

Uncle Sam’s Record Emporium - Lansing, Michigan

The Corner Bar & Grill - Kalamazoo, Michigan

Oade's Hidden Camel - Lansing, Michigan

The Aztec Room - Lansing, Michigan

Mac's Bar - Lansing, Michigan

Mahoning River Blues Festival - Youngstown, Ohio


New York, New York Concert Theater - Detroit, Michigan

Planet Rock - Battle Creek, Michigan

MELITA FARM FEST - Sterling, Michigan

Jr’s Tailgate Pub - Mackinaw City, Michigan

Riverbend Bowl & Lounge - Corunna, Michigan

VET FEST 2008 - Detroit, Michigan

Indian Barrys - Bay City, Michigan

We are also available as a trio for acoustic settings as well.