Groove Armada's Patrick Dawes Other Group Patrick & Eugene U.S. Debut
The Patrick & Eugene sound is comprised of banjos, ukuleles and sunshine pop vocals combined with whistles, bells and bongos to produce unique but accessible music for post-modern vaudevillians, with nods to Monty Python, Derek & Clive and even Woody Allen. Try to imagine Noel Coward on stage with the Duke Ellington Band at the Monterey Pop Festival and you're getting close.
The album's title track is currently being featured in a year-long TV campaign by Payless Shoes, and has been heard over the end credits of ABC's Weeds and in Grey's Anatomy. The opening song "The Birds & The Bees" got enormous exposure via a very successful VW Rabbit TV advertising campaign a couple of years back and the YouTube comedy hit "To Do List." Patrick & Eugene's songs have also appeared in the Coen Brothers' Burn After Reading and the Mr. Bean trailer.
Patrick Dawes (who found fame playing percussion for Groove Armada and Richie Havens) & Eugene Bezodis (who is infamous for setting fire to Patrick when one of his on stage magic tricks went horribly wrong) are two talented originals. Combining stellar musical ability, devil-may-care delivery and an innate desire to entertain, the duo's recordings and live performances are delivered with a passionate amateurism that belies their virtuosic talents.
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