Rob ‘Patto’ Pattinson – Lead Guitar

NAME Rob ‘Patto’ Pattinson
MUSICAL INTERESTS Foo Fighters, RHCP, Incubus, Biffy Clyro, Head Automatica, Billy Talent, Jimmy Eat World, QOTSA, Young Knives, Radiohead, Go West, Athlete, Audioslave, Lostprophets, Spin Doctors, Michael Jackson, Blur, Oasis, David Bowie, Pearl Jam, KOL, John Frusciante

EQUIPMENT USED Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty, Fender Jaguar, Fender Jaguar HH, Yamaha Superflighter, Martin Acoustic, Marshall JCM2000 half stack, Crybaby Wah, Line 6 Modulation Pedal, Line 6 Filter Pedal, Big Muff, Ibanez Tubescreamer, Boss DD3 Delay Pedal

ABOUT PATTO

Music has been the main drive in my life since I can remember; one of my earliest memories is dancing around my old house in Bradford to ‘Help’ by The Beatles and ‘Vibeology’ by Paula Abdul.

I started playing guitar at 11 and have been writing songs since I was about 15. From that first hesitant strum right through to present day my dad, a funky mother of a bass player, has been my biggest influence- and he’s still my first port of call to check the names of the strange chords I haphazardly put together.

Music is a beautiful thing, and the ability to create a feeling or emotion by strumming a few chords or singing a simple melody is something that I feel blessed to be able to do.

The Stines first approached me when I was in my old band Blue Green Conspiracy in the early 2000s but it wasn’t until 2006, after I’d seen them play to a packed out Cavern, that I found my spiritual home, stage right, feeding off the energy of the majestic Snow and the cool-as-a-cucumber Vinny Syl, a groove-filled sandwich smothered over the hard-hitting beats of our resident Animal behind the kit Ozzie Floyd.

Right from that first gig, the night of the sweaty knees, I knew I was part of a family, a Stine, a member of the legion, a student of the Stible.

Our first album of material was a real straight up rock’n’roll collection, but I can’t wait to get into the studio for Part 2, there’s some amazing sounds coming out in rehearsal right now.

Look forward to seeing you at the next gig.

Rock n’ Grohl.