Patrick Spiroff Band
Amazing as ever. Patrick will bring his original music to our stage this Friday night. Get your asses down here. A little about Patrick: I like nothing better than writing a song that stirs the emotions of the listener. At heart I like to believe I'm a storyteller, whether that story be based on some aspect or episode in my own life, or invented whole cloth. I do have a tendency to tell a story with a dark side. I try to write songs that are fun to listen to, where you will enjoy immediately the melody, but doesn’t require you to pay close attention to the lyrics in order to enjoy the song. But if you do follow lyrics, that will add a fuller and possibly different dimension to the song.” Born in Dearborn, MI, I moved to Chicago a few years after college. I played a bunch of open mics, formed a 5 pc band that played a equal mix of my originals and covers. But I stopped playing entirely when I got married and started a family. But in 2008, with my kids older, a series of events led me to pick up my guitar and when I did, new songs just started flowing out of me. I pride myself on eclectic songwriting and I attempt to explore different styles and genres with each new song. I've played probably over 35 different open mics and/or songwriter showcases in Chicago and its suburbs these past few years. I formed a 4 piece band “Borodin” in early 2010 and we gigged about once a month playing clubs where the audience was open to original music. But in June 2012, I decided to focus my energies on recording hoping to reach a larger audience and possibly gig in bigger clubs. I self-released a six song EP on Bandcamp.com in March 2013 titled “First the B-Sides”. I did this project with two of the my Borodin bandmates. We recorded each song live in studio as single takes, I recorded 18 songs and then just picked the 6 that I felt didn’t need any more than a good mix because in truth I ran out of cash. But I didn’t think these were my strongest songs at that time, just the most complete takes, hence the title of the EP.” Afterwards I went back to playing open mics as a solo. I struck up a friendship with John Condron, singer songwriter and Joliet mainstay, agreed to work on a recording project with me as producer. William Aldridge, bassist for the band Vaudevillians and owner of Third City Sound in Joliet, IL was the recording engineer . In August 2015 I self released "Feel Like Going Home", also on Bandcamp.com. Meanwhile, Patrick is still hitting the open mics and has the first Thursday of the month residency at the Chicago Street Pub in Joliet, IL since June 2014. He also performs in various Songwriter Showcases both in the Chicago and its suburbs. “Other than the residency, I typically play one additional gig a month. I wish I could say I was a full time musician, but the truth is I have a wife and kids, and providing for them has to come first.” But no matter what, he’ll keep writing songs, because it is the process of songwriting that he enjoys the most and makes him feel alive. “I love the feeling I get when I finish a new song, the act of creating something that was not there before.” Then to perform those songs and see their effect on his audience, well that’s just the icing on the cake.
time 9:00 pm