Patrick David Koch is one of Gainesville, Florida's hidden musical treasures.
And over the past year he has been extremely busy. In the early part of
2007, Patrick spent some quality time in the studio and released his newest
solo album, "Recipe." He has been performing more locally, as
well as regionally. And most importantly, Patrick has spent a large
portion of this year doing what he does best: writing songs.
Born in a quiet suburb of Minnesota, he began teaching himself how to play
guitar at 15. He was no stranger to the smalltown
music scene, like the one he found in Gainesville when he arrived in the
80s. It was during this time that Patrick played guitar and wrote songs
for award winning bands, My Friend Steve and Big White Undies. The Undies
shared stages with the likes of Blues Traveler, Jump Little Children, Medeski
Martin and Wood, Iggy Pop, The Village People and The Aquarium Rescue Unit.
My Friend Steve toured nationally and opened for other great bands such
as, Pearl Jam and Sister Hazel.
Writing songs has always been the most important form of expression for
Patrick. Although he hopes to one day be
considered a master of the guitar, writing melodies is his passion. Making
strides each month towards getting his music heard by publishers, he has
experienced some great opportunities. To date he has three songs on the
Travel Channel, has worked on the soundtrack for Prodigal, and wrote the
theme song for the feature length documentary "Light in the Darkroom,"
which is due out this winter. For more information about Patrick and his
songs, please visit www.TheOuterBands.com