Noise acted as career consultant for acclaimed Megaforce/Sony/Red
recording artist Patti Rothberg from 1998-2008.
In addition, Big Noise has
served as Patti's web publicists, as well as creating
and maintaining her original and popular Official Website.
here to enter Patti Rothberg's Official Website:
Songs, photos, tour dates, news, contact info,
CD purchase, bio, discography, press and more
Listen to Patti's cover of
'Everybody's In A Hurry to Get Nowhere'
Written by Big Noise's Al Gomes, Freddie Katz,
and David Minehan of The Neighborhoods
Performed by Freddie Katz and Patti Rothberg
"The most inspired debut in recent memory." - Billboard
"One stop from stardom...a new name triumph - a mix of urban folk and full-tilt rock." - USA Today
"Shrewdly mixing folk, ballads and power rock, Rothberg distinguishes herself from the screamers by showing her spunk without the punk." - People Magazine
"It's easy to hear echoes of Patti Smith...Rothberg sings as if the story was the most important part of her songs, and she's right...Best of all, she makes it seem so much fun." - Spin
"...Rothberg's 'Between The 1 And The 9' is a strong debut" - New York Times
"...Well-crafted songs and an appealing grainy voice--think of a distaff Dylan." - Entertainment Weekly
"A perceptive, incandescent debut." - Philadelphia Inquirer
Patti signed with EMI in February
of 1995 and recording on "Between The 1 And The 9" commenced
soon after. She auditioned drummer Adrian Harpham, who played
drums on the album - Patti handling all bass and guitar
duties herself. The album's release date was April 2, 1996,
and it went on to sell over 300,000 domestically and over
200,000 in Europe and Japan. The single "Inside"
reached #32 on the Billboard Pop Charts. After the album's
release the rest of the touring band was rounded out. Demian
Simms (guitar), James Elliott (bass), and Adam MacDougal
(keyboards) completed the line-up, and Patti and the band
toured the U.S. supporting Chris Isaak, The Wallflowers,
Midnight Oil, and Paul Westerberg. TV appearances include
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night With David Letterman,
Oprah, and Canada's Much Music. Bass player James left in
mid 1996 replaced by Carl Carter who toured with Patti in
Europe supporting The Black Crowes (Feb. 1997).
It was later that same year
that Patti played a simple acoustic set at Acme Underground
back in NYC again. On sound that night was NYC rock legend
Freddie Katz. The two discussed bands they both loved: Classic
David Bowie, Alice Cooper, The Only Ones, Kate Bush, and
local NYC bands The Creeps, The Cycle Sluts From Hell, New
York Dolls, and The Velvet Underground were just a few.
Patti saw that Freddie had the right influences to take
her music where it wanted to go and enlisted him to produce
a demo for 'You Killed My Time,' one of her new songs. Both
were pleased with the initial results and decided to continue
recording what was to become Patti's second album "Candelabra
Cadabra." The album was recorded in Long Island
with Freddie's longtime friend, engineering whiz Bob Stander,
in a now defunct studio called Avalon. The studio's name
proved to be fateful due to the Pre-Raphaelite imagery of
the album. College pal Vanessa Johnson designed the cd booklet
with Patti, solidifying Parsons' role in the saga. The two
had met in the school computer center; Vanessa's tell tale
guitar magazine sticking out of her knapsack.
Recently Patti completed "Double
Standards," a collection of new songs which will
be released through Megaforce/Sony/Red. It is the culmination
of the melodic pop rock associated with "1&9", and the psychedelic
explorations and Queen-like harmonies of the "Candelabra"
era. The combination is doubly delicious. The title track
is an exploration of the concept of good vs. evil wherein
" ...the devil loves a double standard and heaven isn't
selling cheap..." The album is split down the middle between
hard rock and heartfelt acoustic songs. What brings it all
together is Patti's melodic sensibility and unique lyrical
perceptions. Had this been the age of vinyl, the harder
songs might all go on one side, the softer on the other.
Both are unmistakably Patti and equally true to her musical
leanings. Patti is looking forward to touring in support
of "Double Standards".
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