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Patrick Kavaney started playing music because the voices told him to! There have been many bands since then….Fathead Minnow reared it’s head in 1991. Fathead was the band Patrick cut his teeth on with lots of jamming, expansive improv and his first stab at lead vox. In the fall of 1993, Wigglefoot started and was also brief but also instructive in the jam band format. All three of these bands happened in
Between 1993-1998 Patrick lived in
A funk, Chili Pepper-esque band, Dr. Fred was also not long-lived but was Patrick’s induction into gigging more regularly and also singing lead.
PK was also involved with Heckle and Jive, an acoustic duo with pal and music school buddy, Bryan Guerrena.
In 1998, Patrick moved back east to
Since 2003 PK has been playing and performing with Rich Sellars, again in various capacities. Reeotch and Tricky Ps acoustic duo, plays PK originals and off beat covers, everything from Supertramp to Jeff Buckley. RETP eventually morphed into Chuckbarrymanilow, a 4 piece with a rotating cast of characters. RETP continue to play and perform, taking no prisoners.
Sept 2007 PK was approached by an Indie label in Hollywood, CA, called Jetspeed Records and has signed a limited distribution contract for Weather or Not Cross your fingers!
The Last Drags album, Darning Socks for the Apocalypse released Nov 2009 was played in Alaska, Texas, Maine, Oregon, Vermont, Pennsylvania, the U.K., The Netherlands, Germany, Spain The new album was rotated on all International In-Flight Radios for Lufthansa Airlines in Jan 2010. The track Eliza Blue received substantial air play on local NPR station KLCC and KRVM in Eugene, OR.
The latest project is called Sonic Bent and consists of Mike Gelardi on Keyboards and Vox, Noah Kamrat on bass, Maynard Hull on drums and Patrick Kavaney on guits and vox. The band focuses on playing their own interpretations of classic B sides by some of the greatest bands of all time; The Doors, The Allman Brothers, The Stones, Dire Straits, The Beatles and much more…performances should be engaging and very danceable, first gig is may 18th at 10pm at the Maize Lounge in Eugene! Come one, Come All!!!