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Biography


Growing up in South Pasadena, California, Joel Patterson has been a prominent drummer in the LA music scene since his teenage years. He has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music Industry including such artists as legendary Doors guitarist Robby Krieger, UK pop icons Gene Loves Jezebel, Daniel Ash of Bauhaus & Love and Rockets, Jeff Schroeder (of Smashing Pumpkins) members of The Dandy Warhols, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, James, Guns and Roses, Cat Power, The Alarm, The Mighty Lemon Drops, Zoe Bonham as well as genre defining artists such as Mark Gardener of RIDE (UK) - whose work is credited with helping to define 90s british "shoegaze" pop era. Joel has worked alongside top producers as well including Kim Fowley (The Runaways) and his current project Sky Parade continues to keep him busy with touring, making albums and performing session work.