Raising Abel / Bio

We are based out of Arlington, Tx. 4 piece Rock Metal with strong vocals and melodic hooks. Hoping for a big break RA continues to strive to write songs that have a point of contact with the audience.

RA has been compared to Metal and Pop put in a blender at 70,000 rpm. Sorta like Metallica and Genesis having a head on a car collision. With a strong stage performance RA can hold an all age audience.

RA had 8 songs written and recorded in their garage so they enterd entered Alpine Stereo's 2009 online battle of the bands called "Rock The DASH" and won 6th place out of 2060 bands nationwide. The band is currently added some news songs, and polishing their sound and look.

Pat Bratcher: plays guitar / keys / lead vocalist. After seeing Kiss as his first concert in HS, Pat made up his mind that was what he wanted to do for a career. He has toured professionally in the USA, Cananda, Alaska and Europe.

Gary Sanders: plays bass / backup vocals. He has played with several bands all the way from Colorada to DFW area.

Chris Linguist: plays drums/ backup vocals. Chris has been playing for more than 35 years in the DFW Metroplex with such bands plays Pearl Drums, Zildjian cymbols, and uses Promark sticks. Performed in a band called Veritas (Truth).

Eddie Baez: plays guitar and does backup vocals. but was raised in Puerto Rico. He has playing since he was 15. Influences are Eric Johnson, Van Halen, Kansas, Craig Chaquico and many many more. He played the Puerto Rico circuit. He owned a small recording studio in Puerto Rico.

General Info

Band Members
Pat Bratcher - Vocals/Guitar - Keys, Chris Linguist - Percussion, Gary Sanders - Bass, Jimmy Martin - Keyboard
Artist Name
Raising Abel
Profile Page
Active Since
Rock / Metal / Christian / Crossover Originals

Contact Info

Arlington, TX
Pat Bratcher