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


"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.

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My Camp Helpers 

Performing at St. Charles Camp was so much fun with these wonderful young helpers, who played off my goofy, improvisational antics with great skill and without missing a beat.   Hope to play again with them soon!

"Man With Frog On Head" 

Little-known art history fact: "Man With Frog On Head" was and remains one of Rembrandt's lesser-known works....for good reason.    (Though it does kinda beat looking at self-important Dutch burghers, I think.)

Father's Day 

My daughter's assessment of her dad was spot-on, I think.   Happy Father's Day to dads everywhere and everywhen.

Camp Good Grief 

The good people who volunteer at Camp Good Grief of Staten Island truly are angels on this earth: they provide a free weekend of camp for children mourning the loss of people close to them.  This past weekend they invited me to again do a drum circle with the children they serve, and, man, what an amazing experience it was.   Please check out their website at campgoodgriefsi.com if you know a family who might benefit from this healing weekend.  

Out of the mouths of babes... 

While helping out a my kids' swim meet the other day a girl from the other team approached me, saying, "You look familiar. Do I know you from somewhere." When I told her I play music for kids her eyes widened in an "aha" moment of recognition. "You're the guy with the frog on your head!" she said and smiled. Now THAT'S something to make a fella smile.

PS 9 Show 

Recently had the pleasure of putting the poems of some of the first-graders at PS 9 to music and performing the songs for them at school.  What fun!  What imaginations!   Here's a small sample of the lyrics I got to work with.   Move over Bob Dylan!

Recent Facebook Review 

A mom kindly wrote this review after I did a party for her daughter's first birthday; thought I'd share:

"Honestly, the best entertainment for a child's party.  He is amazing with kids and enjoyable for adults too! We were beyond happy with the excitement and energy he brought to our party. Our guests were raving about him! What a wonderful and talented person."  

(Thanks for the kind words, Lauren.)

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Westerleigh Folk Festival

The Rock-A-Silly Band return to the children's stage at this wonderful event. Support our local arts scene and enjoy a free and fun family day.