Patti Solo

Photo and video of Patti from the Make-A-Wish New Jersey Gala 2014

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Earlier this month, just after the end of her UK tour, Patti headed back to the States to appear at the Make-A-Wish foundation’s charity gala in New Jersey on 10 May. Here’s a photo from the event:


© 2014 DCS Photo, via Make-A-Wish New Jersey on Facebook

Extravagant Entertainment has also released some video footage from the event, including a clip of Patti singing Total Eclipse of the Heart. Patti’s clip starts at 0:33.

In the press: SoSoGay profile of Patti Russo

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News and lifestyle website SoSoGay has posted a profile of Patti as part of their #MusicMonday: You Should Know About… series.

#MusicMonday: You Should Know About… Patti Russo
24 Mar 2014
by Jazz Tangcay

She’s been described as having ‘Powerful Pipes‘, and The Express once said, ‘Patti Russo almost stole the show, in her skin tight ensembles and with a voice that could raise the roof of a cathedral. She’s a firecracker.’

Who is Patti Russo? You might not know the name, yet, but you’ve probably heard her voice, after all she’s sung as a backing vocalist with some of the biggest names in the world; Meat Loaf, Cher, Jeff Beck and she has even performed with Queen and Brian May.

That’s not all, Russo has appeared on the West End in Notre Dame De Parisas Esmerelda and as Killer Queen in We Will Rock You.

Born in New Jersey, Russo was raised in New York. She can’t name her musical influences because there are far too many, but when it comes to her own music, she describes it as having a ‘very ethnic feel running through it. I never know what’s going to be the inspiration or the feel. It just happens when it happens and I just follow.’

She wrote ‘Take Good Care of My Heart’ which appeared in the film South Beach Dreams, where her vocal additions to the soundtrack were described as being ‘ truly gratifying.’

Russo sings with panache, gusto, energy and emotion. Her lyrics hit home. Russo performed ‘Bible and a Beer’ whilst on tour in 2008 and it fast became a fan favourite. She sings with such passion, and it is truly an addictive song. ‘How could I be such a fool thinking he was sincere?/It’s gonna be a long road/I ain’t going down alone/Is somebody out there? Is anybody here?/Somebody bring me a bible and a beer/Give me a reason, I need another round to wash him down/Somebody bring me a bible and a beer.’

‘Where Were You’ is another stand out song and is one of Russo’s finest recordings to date, showcasing her ability to write and deliver a powerful ballad that stands on par with any female singer out there. ‘Where were you?/Where was I?/When our world started crumbling I searched for a reason why/I looked deep in my heart/Trying to find/A reason you’d take all my love and leave me behind.’ Her lyrics are emotive and Russo delivers nothing but the finest of performances on all her songs.

For the past twenty years, Russo has spent much of the time working with Meat Loaf as his lead female vocalist performing with him on tour and appearing on his albums, but next month, Russo is taking charge and heading out on the road and she will be performing her own music. Russo says, ‘I’ve never taken that giant leap to start my own solo career and for me it’s like an itch that needs to be scratched! Yeh sure I am late joining the game, very late compared to others, but then again I’ve never followed the rules and I’m not about to start now!’

Patti Russo’s sultry, smoky and ever so powerful vocals are the perfect addition to your music playlist.

If you want to see what made us fall in love with her check out her tour:

10 April – The Brook- Southampton
13 April – o2 Academy – Birmingham
17 April – o2 Academy – Sheffield
19 April -Oxford o2 Academy- Oxford
21 April – Komedia- Birmingham
23 April – o2 Academy- Leicester
27 April – o2 Academy – Islington

Don’t let this artist pass you by.

In the press: Rock Meeting interview with Patti Russo

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French music site Rock Meeting has posted a new interview with Patti, discussing her recent UK tour and her own music.

Interview PATTI RUSSO 18/05/2014
by Florence Bouvrot

While touring with Meat Loaf for nearly twenty years, Patti Russo’s voice and stage performance have already seduced dozens of millions of people in the whole world. Over the years, she has also worked with numerous famous artists including Cher, Queen, Bryan Ferry, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra… Not to forget the theatre stage as she played Esmeralda in Notre Dame de Paris and Killer Queen in Las Vegas production “We Will Rock You”.

Singer-songwriter, Patti is now launching her own solo career that began with a UK Tour in April and she has also released an EP of four songs: Xo!!.

A talk with the most European singer from the States…

1/ Hello Patti, you’ve just performed the first gig of your UK Solo Tour. I’d really like you to share with us your feelings during that show.

“It was a pretty amazing moment for me, I must say. Though I’ve been on that stage before as a guest singer, this time is was me fronting a band. I should’ve done this years ago ! Seeing all those familiar faces in the audience was equally amazing and made me feel very honored that they came out to support me.“

2/ You’re really loved by all your fanbase around the world. How would you describe your relationship with your fans?

“They’re great! I’ve known some of them for years and have seen their kids grow up. They’ve been extremely supportive and kind. And they will travel the globe to see you! Very grateful to all of them.“

3/ Everybody was so looking forward to seeing you on stage by your own. Which event finally gave you the impulse to work on this tour? And why did you decide to come first to the UK?

“Waking up to an email, telling you that you no longer had a job after 20 years will get your brain scrambling pretty fast, I’ll say. Performing is my life and who I am, so given what had happened and how it happened, it was an obvious decision to go out there and finally live my childhood dream. I mean, what else can you do really? You can sink or swim and I chose to swim. I chose the UK because it has always felt like home for me. I try to get to there whenever I can.”

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UK tour: Photos from the Southampton gig

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It’s been almost a month since Patti kicked off her first solo tour of the UK with a gig at the Brook in Southampton. And now you can re-live the memories with this gorgeous photo set, courtesy of Jim Templeton-Cross / TX63 Music Photography.

We’ve got more photos from the tour on the photos page, and don’t forget to check out the tour round-up with the full setlist, videos, reviews and more.

UK tour: New photos from the London gig

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In case anybody is still feeling the post-tour blues, here are some lovely new photos to cheer you up! From Patti’s gig at the O2 Academy Islington in London on 27 April, where she was joined by special guests John Partridge and Queen’s very own Spike Edney. Photos by Jim Templeton-Cross / TX63 Music Photography.

Radio: Listen to Patti Russo on Johnnie Walker’s Sounds of the 70s

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Patti appeared on BBC Radio 2 today sharing some of her memories related to songs from the 1970s. She picked Tom Jones’ She’s a Lady which, as she told host Johnnie Walker, takes her back to her childhood and singing the song using her mother’s candlesticks as a microphone, as well as Emma by Hot Chocolate, which she said has stayed with her until this day.

You can listen to the full interview here:

BBC Radio 2, Johnnie Walker’s Sounds of the 70s, 11 May 2014, part 1

UK tour: New photos from Brighton

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The tour may be over but the photos keep coming in. Here’s a beautiful set from the gig in Brighton on 21 April, by Jim Templeton-Cross / TX63 Music Photography.

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