Patch is a name that has been used more than once. (1) An Australian progressive rock band with an album in 1977. (2) An American band with an album in 2003. (3) A short lived, innovative rock band from Elk Rapids, Michigan (USA). (4) a caribbean Soca Artist from Trinidad. (5) Electronic Artist, Producer and Sound Sculptor. Patch (1) was a studio project conceived by drummer/composer Peter Dawkins, who enlisted members of the band Spectrum to back him for the album The Star Suite in 1977. Patch (2) released an album called The Perfect Disguise in 2003.
Patch (1) was a studio project conceived by drummer/composer Peter Dawkins, who enlisted members of the band Spectrum to back him for the album The Star Suite in 1977.
Patch (2) released an album called The Perfect Disguise in 2003.
There was also an American band more properly known as JAZZBERRY PATCH
Patch (3), rose out of Elk Rapids, Michigan, in the late 90's. Gene Davis (drums), Chad Edwardson (guitar & vox) and Ben Price (bass) were the founding and only members of this unstoppable rock outfit. They released a casette tape title "Only Human" followed by "Jimmy Crack Corn" which was available in compact disc form. As the group graduated highschool, they disbanded. The band members all live successful lives in other areas and are content knowing they forever changed the face of Elk Rapids rock & roll.
Patch (5) was a founding member and driving force in the live electronica band Heavyweight Dub Champion which fused deep dub with intelligent hip-hop, crushed dance floors, and left a wake of fanatic fans and perplexed sound engineers. Every night on two soundboards Patch engineered 56 channels of music through numerous delays, filters, and fxs creating a heavy, high energy, and transcendent live show. As sonic alchemist and technical innovator he helped define what it meant to perform "Live P.A." by turning the soundboard into an instrument. H.D.C.+ has headlined and been a featured artist in major festivals, clubs, and underground gatherings throughout the U.S, Europe and Canada. They have shared billing with Amon Tobin, Tricky, Damien Marley, Steel Pulse, Marilyn Manson, Wu-Tang Clan, Sonic Youth and KRS One, to name a few. Through live shows and with their two albums Survival Guide and Rise of the Champion Nation Patch and Heavyweight have left a permanent evolutionary mark on dub-electronica and West Coast Bass culture.
In the fall of 2008 Patch left H.D.C.+ and has since been focusing on production work, collaborations, remix projects, and studying infrasonic communication. Patch contributed to Pitch Black's 2009 remix album Rhythm, Sound and Movement by bringing in heavy bass mutations and reinventing their track "Sonic Colonic." Earlier this year Dub/Junglist guru Dr. Israel brought Patch in to tweak and remix his live show. The two have since toured the west coast and B.C. and are plotting and scheming future studio releases. A number of collaboration and solo works from Patch will reveal themselves in the coming months.
January 2010 Patch released 1 degree C an instrumental album that travels from the rainforest floors of Borneo to the deep undersides of Antarctic icebergs. The pressures of increasing temperature and the shift of weather patterns are only just beginning to make their impact on the planet and society. '1 degree C' is a soundtrack to these unfolding events and a call to action.
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In 2005, bass players Dustin Price (brother of Ben) and Stu Ford united on stage for the first and only time, performing bass guitar duets of hits by artists such as Sublime, Ben Harper and Bob Marley. They called themselves Patch, in attempt to revive the defunct band from their hometown. Another factor in naming their duo was their complete and utter lack of creativity.