Project Leader for Grimsby Jazz Projects, Pat is regarded as one of the country's leading jazz guitar players. He is also a composer and educator with extremely good communication skills with adults and children and has a proven record in leading workshops. He is a skilled sound engineer with extensive experience of recording and mastering work.
Pat is adept at matching the depth and musical intricacies of his compositions to the audience for which he is writing. School workshops and performances are brought to life, as he is able to compose both music and words sympathetically for the age and ability of the children involved. He has composed music for themed stories written by Josie Moon, and also for the many improvisational workshops he has led, including the Youth Music Swing Band and Lisa Oliver's Steel Drum Band ‘Steel the Rhythm'. He has also written and recorded music for The Pat McCarthy Quartet, The Shannon Reilly Band, The Alan Barnes Octet (Fish Tales) amongst others, plus music for TV and film. His compositions have been played as far afield as New York and Japan.
"World Class "
I have been a pro player since 1981, and had the great good fortune to play with some of the UK's top musicians, plus a handful of visiting Americans including the following: Alan Barnes, Dave Newton, Jim Mullen, Gareth Williams, John Horler, Nikki Iles, Pete King, Andy Cleyndert, Martin Shaw, Kenny Wheeler, Snake Davis, Andy Sheppard, Art Van Damme, Aaron Weinstein, Tim Kliphuis, The British Allstars, Roy Williams, Georgia Mancio, Liz Fletcher, Tina May, Gilad Atzmon, George Melly, Roger Beaujolais, Jim Hart, Brian Dee, Bobby Worth, Krzysztof Urbanski, Bruce Adams, Digby Fairweather, Steve Brown, Dave Green, Enrico Tommaso, The London Mozart Players, Dennis Rollins,(MBE) The RAF Bigband etc, etc - plus many others that I can't remember.