Patrick Lehman

Patrick is a multi-instrumentalist songwriter and producer. As a teenager, he would often rifle through his family's vast vinyl collection. It was then he developed a great love for classic soul, gospel, R&B, rock&roll and blues. Some of Patrick's many influences include Stevie Wonder, Donnie Hathaway, Fleetwood Mac, Lauryn Hill, Sly and the Family Stone, The Rolling Stones and Bill Withers.

Growing up in Montreal, by the time he turned sixteen; he was performing in local R&B shows, and was featured as guest vocalist on hip-hop artist Karma Atchykah's first album. Patrick was trained in classical voice at Vanier College's music department. While studying there, he gained invaluable experiences, including a singing spot in a rock band and performances at various hip-hop and R&B shows.

It was in college that Patrick decided to form a band to perform the songs that he'd been writing since his teenage years. Once in University, Patrick was asked to perform at the Montreal International Jazz Festival's 2006 Big Event --- a Paul Simon Tribute Concert, sharing the stage with Elvis Costello, Daniel Lanois, Sam Roberts, Colin James, Bedouin Soundclash and Holly Cole. The show, attended by 150,000 people, was subsequently broadcast on Bravo, ArTV and CBC television. It was one the festival's most succesful outdoor concerts.

Having performed across the new england area and southern Canada, Patrick launched his first full length album to a packed house on May 27th 2007 at Cafe Campus. The album received notable airplay across the US, Canada and France and prompted Patrick to tour during the summer months, including performances in the International FestiBlues, Tremblant Rhythm Festival, FunkFest and the CTV Television 'Telethon of the Stars'.

After signing with Justin Time Records in 2010, Patrick's second disc ‘The Electric Soul Kitchen Vol.1’, was release in stores nationwide and online on March 8th 2011. Lehman wrote, arranged and produced each and every track. The first single "Prove Myself to You", which was co-produced with Bill Swazlowski (April Wine, Marjo) has received major airplay on CBC Radio2 and national college radio. Within just two weeks of its release, it had entered the top ten urban/soul chart in Chart Attack magazine and entered in several top ten college radio charts including CKXU-FM and CJAM-FM.

Patrick has also won the first place 'Rising Star' award at the International FestiBlues, performed at CMW and was asked to produce music for fashion designer Elizabeth Kosich for her New York City Fashion Week 2012 runway show.

In winter of 2012, Patrick headed back into legendary Studio Victor in Montreal to record his third studio album. One of only four original RCA Victor studios, many artists over the years such as Frank Sinatra have all recorded in Studio A. Fusing the sounds of his classic Soul and Rock&Roll influences, Patrick wrote and produced every song on 'Electric Soul Kitchen Vol.2’ which was just released May 1st 2012 nationwide.

The new short film "Volume Two Sessions" follows Patrick, his musicians and engineer in studio during the process of recording his new album.

The first single "Stop Pretending" has been in regular rotation on Galaxie Music's Soul/R&B and Indie channels along with many college stations across the country.

Most recently he has been featured in the August 2012 issue of International Musician Magazine. After several succesful album launch shows, Patrick just wrapped up his summer 2012 tour of the US and Canada, with tour dates across New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick, which featured performances in the Montgolfieres Festival, Hulabaloo Festival and West Island Bluesfest.

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