"Hilariously entertaining for both children and adults."
- Rock 'N' Rattle

 

"Hilarious and talented."

- SILive.com

"The talented and very funny pied piper of kidsville"
- The Liberation Artist 



Music With Patrick: seriously silly musical fun for children and the grown-ups who love them.

Welcome!

Spooktacular 2018 

Move over Baby Shark!   Tt's the RASB!!  The Staten Island Zoo's Spooktacular is by far one of the Rock-A-Silly Band's best shows of the year.   The event has everything: big crowds of families, crazy costumes and two nights of three-and-a-half hour shows that allow us to flex our musical and humorous muscles.   

Love this 

Some people are concerned about social media likes and online reviews and all that jazz; but I'll take feedback like this any time, any day.....

Westerleigh Folk Festival 

Love this pic with one of my little buddies from this weekend's Westerleigh Folk Festival.   Everything about the day was fantastic, from the music to the weather; from the lovely landscape to the palpable sense of community.  Already can't wait until next year!

Wet but happy 

Recently had the privilege of playing three shows in three of the NYC boroughs (Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island) in one super long day that ended with a sudden rainstorm in the middle of the Rock-A-Silly Band's set.  Tired?  Yes.   Wet?  Yes.  Happy to be doing this?   Heck yeah!   #WetButHappy

New Family Member 

Meet Chopper: the newest and furriest member of Mr. Patrick's family.  There's a family resemblance somewhere: maybe it's the ears.   The little guy's cute, I'll tell you that.   

Ms. Gloria 

Meet Ms. Gloria: she turns 90 next month and she is officially one of the Rock-A-Silly Band's favorite fans.  Why?  Well, during our recent show at "Taste of the Valley" on Staten Island she got up and danced and danced and danced like an absolute angel, showing everyone you're never too old to enjoy music.   What a wonderful lady!

Opening Day at the Carousel 

Man, yesterday was one of those lovely spring days you yearn for all winter:  mild weather, green grass, lovely families gathered together at a local event and, of course, the opportunity to place a frog on your head and have an obscene amount of fun!   Yes, opening day at the Carousel for All Children was wonderful in so many ways, and it reminded me yet again why I love performing for families and bringing a laugh to people's lips.  Check out these snaps for a peak at some of the fun we had.

The New York Public Library Rules! 

When I was a kid, the library was a no-talk zone, where stern old librarians preyed upon anyone foolish enough to utter a sound among the stacks.  Today?  Well, I'm happy to be part of the new model of library-as-important-community-hub, where we make music and laugh and, of course, read.   #LibrariesRule

Hanging With My Buddies 

This weekend I provided the entertainment at the Staten Island Zoo's Eggstravagant Feast With The Easter Bunny, and, man, it was fun!  Lots of lovely families, children playing along on drums with me, plenty of animals to pet, tons of yummy food, Staten Island Chuck and, of course, that Original Gangsta, the Easter Bunny.   I even got a chance to pet Waffles the tree sloth, who was so cuddly and cute.   Check out this link for more pics and press coverage: SILive.com

Valentine's Day Party 

On Tuesday, February 13, I had the privilege of attending a Valentine's Day party run by my friends Elaine and Lisa for families who are served by Project Hospitality, a local and really vital human services organization here on Staten Island.   The beats were thumping, the snacks were yumming, and I had a chance to share live music with many wonderful new friends, many of whom don't get many chances to experience live music.   Don't know who had a better time: me or the children!

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New Dorp Restaurant Crawl

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New Dorp Plaza South, New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY 10306

The Rock-A-Silly Band brings the funny at this yummy event that allows folks to sample plenty of delicious food from local restaurants. Sponsored by the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation and the New Dorp Business Improvement District. Purchase tickets at the link below.