Keyboardist and composer Pat Irwin came to fame performing with the B-52s ("Love Shack," anyone)? These days he's busier than ever scoring films and television shows like the Netflix series The Good Cop, as well as performing live in different groups. Get to know our TALENT SCOUT Artist of the Week!
NAME: Pat Irwin
HOMETOWN: New York, NY.
MUSICAL TRAINING: I studied clarinet with George Zetzer from the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, as well as piano with the jazz artist Garry Dial, John Cage composition workshops, and playing Rock and Roll!
FIRST GIGS: Taverns, motel lounges, and high school dances.
MUSICAL INFLUENCES: The Beatles, The Beach Boys, John Barry's score for Goldfinger, Quincy Jones' soundtrack to In The Heat of the Night, Duke Ellington. Jimi Hendrix. Bill Evans.
WHAT I’M LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW: Ry Cooder's The Prodigal Son, Vijay Iyer's Far From Over" Jon Cowherd Mercy, Bill Frisell's Music Is.
MY BIG BREAK: Moving to New York City and joining The B-52s.
LATEST PROJECTS: Scoring The Good Cop, Rocko's Modern Life and the movie Static Cling.
FAVORITE KEYBOARDS AND WHY? The Roland Juno-106 for it's flexibility and it's personality.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU? Focusing on my two bands I have in the works, The PI Power Trio, and SUSS.
ADVICE TO THE NEXT GENERATION: Listen and practice.
For more information visit www.patirwinmusic.com