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Artist Name Patrick Lew's Band
Location USA > California > San Francisco
Band Members Solo Artist
Band Admin patricklewsband
Influences The Beatles, 80's Rock, Grunge
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Record Label Unsigned
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Artist Description
I make rock music in my bedroom and put it online...

Patrick Lew's Band
Origin -- Antioch, California, USA
Formed 2001
Website -- www.reverbnation.com/patricklewsband
Styles -- Hard Rock, Alternative Rock, Punk Revival, Neo-Grunge, Pop Punk

BIO
When Patrick first took guitar lessons at Serramonte Music Center and Chinatown in San Francisco, Patrick met a childhood friend and later his high school classmate, drummer Tommy Loi. Eventually, they began playing music amateurishly in Patrick's bedroom with their musical instruments as a hobby. Attempting to play their own unusual style of hard rock music as amateur musicians. When both Patrick and Tommy graduated from middle school, they went into Raoul Wallenberg High School. And through their mutual schoolmate and friend Joey Fitz, was introduced to guitar wizard and teenage musician Eddie Blackburn. And after Patrick often wanted to play music with other musicians or schoolmates from his social-networking in a "real" rock band. Patrick, Eddie and Tommy formed the rock project "Silent Minister" which became Patrick's secondary band he played in outside his own solo music. On May 12, 2001, Patrick Lew began promoting his own music for both his solo project and Silent Minister online. Making websites for both bands he played and made music in.

Eventually, Silent Minister would play many local live events in San Francisco and Daly City, but their shows were reportedly poorly attended or vaguely recognized. And none of their live performances were bootlegged, due to lack of their networking bringing in audio/video recording devices such as digital cameras. At the time, Patrick was interested in pursuing his dreams and journey of success in the rock music industry, but has now since pursued music as a passionate hobby and sometimes pursues his one man "rock" band seriously as a solo musician or playing guitar in other local garage bands and projects. While attending Cal State East Bay, Patrick met all of the recent members of his rock band through networking. David was studying Jazz at the university's music department. Greg was working on a Masters Degree in Mathematics. Jeremy and Patrick met at a school event. And Patrick knew George from the Delta Chi fraternity.

In 2008, Patrick Lew became a solo musician after both his former local bands "Silent Minister" and "Band of Asians" had parted company. He began taking his musical pursuits as a one man "rock" band by making music at his home on a computer and his variety of guitar and musical equipment. And posting all his song ideas via MP3 file online on many of the websites he promotes his music on. He created Patrick Lew's Band as a mixed creation and resume of all the things he's accomplished and related recordings he had made in Silent Minister, Band of Asians and as a solo musician. Having experienced many years taking music seriously, he still would be open about getting opportunities within music. But for various reasons, mainly took his interest as a one man "rock" band by recording all his songs and instrumentals in his bedroom home recording studio, and hyping and getting Patrick Lew's Band heard from there.

He would release his third album with Patrick Lew's Band called "Curb Your Wild Life" in early 2009. It was also his first proper solo album, as he played every instrument and created everything on the album. "Curb Your Wild Life" also experimented with old and new sounds, retaining some of his teenage style but creating a broader range of sounds and styles. And experimenting more with songwriting, which Patrick was improving musically at the time. By the end of the decade, he released his fourth album often self-referred as his "masterpiece" called "Let It Rise And Against" which Patrick experimented with a rock opera with his record. On May 8, 2010, the band's most recent adventure was a band practice or jam session at Patrick's home in Antioch with Greg and David.

Personal Life
For most of his life, Patrick Lew battled bipolar disorder and clinical depression because of some of struggles and personal experiences he suffered early on in life. Although, he feels he's somewhat more stable now personally. Patrick attended Raoul Wallenberg High School from 2000 to 2004, and later went to three different colleges. Currently, Patrick Lew is attempting to finish up his college career and education at CSU East Bay with a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy. And considers himself, a very highly-educated and liberal individual.
Patrick reportedly had five former girlfriends. Some of which, he met via Internet on dating or social-networking websites. As of October 30, 2009, Patrick Lew gotten engaged to his long-time female friend Faith Tanner. Whom he met three years earlier on a free dating website. And were long-distance friends and penpals during those times. Patrick briefly relocated against his parents wishes to his fiancee and soon-to-be wife Faith Tanner's home in Lubbock, Texas, but went back to the Bay Area for very difficult reasons. Patrick had three paying jobs in his life, and a few community service volunteer work. He worked at a comic book store called Heroes Club whilst still in high school and a Tower Records. During Band of Asians downtime, he worked a volunteer non-profit job working for President Barack Obama's campaign for presidency at the time. When he's not playing, pursuing and making music. Patrick enjoys reading, watching movies. Playing video games on his PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360. And hanging out with his social-networking around the San Francisco Bay Area. And enjoys watching his favorite baseball team, the Oakland Athletics and is a die-hard fan of professional wrestling as well. And goes online on his computer often whenever at home.
Patrick Lew is second generation Asian American of mainly Taiwanese and Chinese descent. But speaks minimal Mandarin or Cantonese. Patrick is also a Christian. He currently resides in Antioch, California.

Other Projects
Patrick has been extensively on YouTube producing video blogs on various topics and himself performing his own songs and cover songs of other well-known artists on his guitar and voice, filmed on his digital camera. Patrick has also acted in the 2004 local production of the playwright "Picking." Some of his other talents are creative writing, blogging, photography and drawing. And some of these creative talents can be found on Patrick Lew's music websites and profile pages on his social-networking websites such as Facebook.
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