Pat Birrell is a Multi Instrumentalist, Artist, Engineer, and Producer from West Hartford, CT. In the realm of production he is working with multiple artists for their upcoming releases. As far as performing goes Pat is playing both live and in the studio with multiple bands, as well as working on an album to be released soon with his newest project group. One of the notable bands Pat has been playing with since his move to West Hartford is the Hartford based band Guest House and filling in for Western Massachusetts based band Brass Attack of Springfield. Pat will be playing trumpet both live and in the studio as Guest House gets ready to release their full length album and he will continue playing part time with Brass Attack.
Pat has been apart of many projects, one of his most notable accolades was being on the engineering team for the Berklee "Loft Sessions 2013 Spring Collection" video series. Other accolades include being the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for Shangadang, a Boston based funk/rock powerhouse, and releasing several tracks with artists from Berklee. He will be working with multiple artists now from his new home in West Hartford as well as releasing his own material.
Pat is a multi instrumentalist specializing in trumpet, guitar, vocals and drums. He has trained at the Hartt school and Berklee college of music. He is currently enrolled in the Audio Engineering Program at the University of Hartford.
Pat was introduced to music at a young age because his family lived for music. He comes from a long line of music educators and performers. His mother Ann was crucial in exposing Pat to music and helping him hone his skills in the many aspects of music he is involved in. His first instrument was trumpet which he picked up at the age of 8 and immediately was a natural who showed great potential. For a few years he took lessons at local music shops learning what he could and then took the leap to studying at the Hartt School of Music Community Division. Though his love for trumpet was great he sought a new challenge. He picked up the guitar at the age of 14 and is completely self taught. As he learned guitar he yet again sought to continue his education and self-taught himself to drums at the age of 17.
Pat found a love for production at the age of 15 when he acquired his first set of recording equipment. He started recording in his basement and friends basements until his time at Berklee. There he was able to work in the Berklee studios and at Berklee affiliated studio The Record CO. as well as many other studios in the Massachusetts and New Hampshire areas. His love for production and engineering comes from his love of taking on new challenges and continuously learning.
Pat is now a polished musician and producer/engineer residing in West Hartford with plans to open his own recording studio and with many projects and releases ahead of him.
he draws his inspiration from everything and all of the music around him. He is influenced by whatever catches his ear.