Pat Savage on an early modeling job at age 5 with his sister
An extraordinarily talented guitarist, Pat started singing, acting, dancing and modelling at the early age of 5. Pat’s first foray into the world of music started at the age of 7 when his dad picked him up a set of vintage Ludwig drums. It was only a few short years later at age 11 when he picked up the guitar and started playing in his first school bands. Round this out with being in many church choirs since the age of 5 as a featured soprano soloist, member of school choirs and bands from Grade 6. Pat starred in every school play from kindergarten to grade 9 and was a Walter Thornten model in Toronto from the age of 5 through till 15. Mix in an award winning public speaking champ, spelling bee champ, and tap and jazz dancing from the age the age of 5, Pat Savage was born for the stage!
Opening for Joe Cocker at the Faro MC Event in Portugal
For over 35 years, Pat Savage has opened for, as well as shared the stage with rock & blues greats such as Joe Cocker, Foghat, The Animals, Saxon, Savoy Brown, Matt Guitar Murphy, Albert Collins, Uli Van Roth, The Scorpions, Manfred Mann, Slade, Sweet, Uriah Heep, Steppenwolf, Molly Hatchett, Lynyrd Skynyrd, BB King, Georgia Satellites, Marshall Tucker Band, Grand Funk, Georgia Satellites, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jeff Healey and Colin James to name but a few. Pat is now considered the “King Of Biker Music” by motorcycle press all over the world!
Pat’s many talents in writing, production and live performance have won him accolades in Canada, the USA and Europe throughout his vast musical career. His CD’s have been critically acclaimed in major bike, blues and rock magazines and the mainstream press all over the world. In fact, Pat has never had a bad or poor review in his career to date!
Jamming with guitar great and friend Jeff Healey in Toronto
Pat’s first solo album “Wild World” was released in 1991 winning London Music Awards and establishing Pat in Canada as a venerable blues rock guitarist sharing the stage with fellow blues rockers Jeff Healey and Colin James on a regular basis. After performing at London’s biggest venue London Gardens for 22,000, Pat left for Detroit and a bigger music scene.
It was Pat’s second and third solo releases, both recorded with an all star line up of Detroit’s finest talents, “Hog Wild” and “Made In Detroit” which began his biker themed songs and sent him touring across 50 American states top billed at the biggest blues festivals and motorcycle events.
Performing at the Born To Ride Saloon at Daytona Bike Week
Pat, as a long time Harley riding musician, wrote the song “Hog Wild”and started performing at the world famous Daytona Bike Week motorcycle event. Myrtle Beach Bike Week, Arizona Bike Week, Laconia Bike Week, Sturgis and many State, Regional and local HOG events across North America in 1993. Ten years later he was considered the No# 1 Biker Entertainment” in North America. He was in fact the best of the “biker music’ genre.
In 2001, an executive with SONY Europe came to Daytona Bike Week and discovered Pat performing at the Born To Ride Saloon. He quickly offered him a lucrative deal to go to Europe to tour and he secured his first major record deal with SONY Europe in 2003. After a couple of tours with great success with the Harley folks there, he relocated to Europe, basing himself there for the next 12 years. Pat has lived in Germany, Holland, England, Belgium, Norway and Spain. He has performed in far away countries like Iceland, Dubai, South Africa and Thailand.
Rocking the Harley Davidson Club Norway Super Rally
He took time to realize one of his dreams in 2010 by releasing a great Progressive Rock album called “Dream of Odin”, which was recorded at Chilliwack BC’s prestigious Emerald Ridge Studios with producer and famed Canadian drummer Phil Krawczuk, who played drums and produced “Wild World” in 1991 with Pat and shared the early success. Off the well beaten path as “Biker Blues Rocker” the album is selling well. Although a sonic departure for Pat, “Dream of Odin” proved to be very popular with his fans, and has held extremely well on the FM radio. A follow up album is in the works soon.
During 2011 Pat released “The Very Best Of” a collection of his most popular songs from his CD catalog. Not one to pass up on an opportunity, Pat took a year off touring to write and record his album “Wind & Fire” with ex-South African rock producer Gary Crause, at his Legend Music studios in Phuket. It was the 1st time Pat had recorded solo, playing all of the instruments on the album himself. “Wind & Fire” was a return to Pat’s roots and is packed with the best biker rock and blues ever heard before. Dedicated to Fire Fighters the world over, the title track is a haunting tribute to the daily trials and tribulations that these brave men face.
The Pat Savage Band with Baukje Westerlaken and Peter Sid
Which brings us to here and now in 2016! Pat released his acoustic roots album “Savage Steel” last year with some of his hits, as well as some great new songs. Recorded in his “Savage Chief Studios” in sunny Spain, and Medicine Man Studio featuring fellow musician friends from all over Europe and the UK. Pat is scoring his first major film production of “Homeless Ashes” soon shooting in London England. He is also booking the biggest HOG, HDC, MC and blues, rock and country events in the middle east, India, Asia and all over the world.
If you want the “King Of Biker Music” to make your event the best it can possibly be, contact me right here and let Pat Savage make your event smoke with the best rock blues and country!
Patrick J. Tischart