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The Toronto based singer/songwriter’s career began as an early teen songwriting and recording albums at home; the likes of which found their way to hit producer Ben Grosse (Ben Folds, Vertical Horizon, Red Hot Chili Peppers). He soon landed in Los Angeles with a major production deal to record an album, also spending time in Nashville writing & touring with the critically acclaimed Muzik Mafia (Gretchen Wilson, Big & Rich).
The years to follow he released four studio albums which brought him on the road with The Tragically Hip, Peter Frampton, Sam Roberts Band, Matthew Good, The Beach Boys & dozens more. He also reached the #1 spot on the MuchMoreMusic countdown with his single No Superman.
Robitaille was a founder of the critically acclaimed rock/ soul/R&B trio The Walkervilles (the name is a nod to Hiram Walker, the founder of CC Whiskey in his hometown of Windsor, Ontario). They were invited to join Tedeschi Trucks Band for a cross-Canada tour which saw them on stage at Massey Hall & many of the country's legendary theatres after releasing their first LP.
Their sophomore album was recorded in Austin, Texas at Willie Nelson's studio with Gordie Johnson (Big Sugar, Joel Plaskett, Govt Mule). Producer & industry guru Gordon Williams (Amy Winehouse, Santana, Lauren Hill) loved it and invited the band to his NYC studio to record a single. The creative connection was strong and one song quickly turned into an entire album. The band toured extensively in Canada, Europe, and the USA before disbanding in 2016.
Pat’s 2018 song A Little Hope can be heard in LOTTO 649 national campaign and his 2019 recording Farewell can be heard in the new national Staples ads. His cover of Velvet Underground’s Venus in Furs was picked up by Netflix’s new smash series YOU and featured in the pilot episode. The show rocketed to success with over 40 million streams in one month.
He's a songwriter at heart but his spin on cover songs is so unique you'd think they're his own. From Soundgarden to Pink Floyd, Mariah Carey to Daniel Caesar.
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Cutoff is Friday, January 24, 2020 4:59 pm EST unless it sells out earlier.