Described as, "peace, love, and a giant crowbar," Patty PerShayla has a gritty, yet sweet singing voice, and has both explosive and tender moments in her performance. Patty grew up around live music and started writing songs as a teenager, beginning with parodies and songs about Harry Potter but eventually finding her identity as a songwriter. She is also known for her ukulele renditions of heavy metal songs. Although she appears in Michigan breweries as a solo act, Patty also has a backing band and performs with the Sandra Effert trio, as well as a Rush tribute side-project, Catch the Fish.
Combining a love for blues, classic, and roots rock with a modern edge and bite, the Patty PerShayla Band sets out to bring a fresh and fun sound to the stage that has something for everyone. Drummer Alec Klinefelter’s heavy-handed beats combined with guitarist Lucas Powell’s riff-driven arrangements and bassist/vocalist Patty PerShayla’s driving rhythms and attitude create a sound so full and hard hitting, you’ll be amazed they’re only a three-piece. As a group of misfit nerds and outcasts themselves, the band brings an authentic approach to songwriting, fueled by PerShayla’s witty and sincere lyrics, focused around internal struggles and self-empowerment (and maybe a little Skyrim).
Patty is releasing her debut studio record, the Oracle Bones EP, on Friday, September 13th. The Halloween-themed folk EP will include songs that range from dark and gritty acoustic tracks (trick) to ukulele ballads (treat). The release will be followed by a Midwest tour in October and the band will begin recording a full-length rock album in early 2020.
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