Appearing On Stage 1: PAT CAPOCCI - Hard work and relentless determination are just two characteristics that can be attributed to Pat Capocci. Pat Capocci is one of Australia’s most respected practitioners of Rockabilly and Roots music.

Growing up in the Maitland-Hunter region of New South Wales, Pat spent his early years listening to and being influenced by traditional roots music of yesteryear. At age sixteen Pat became an influential member of numerous bands, developing his unique style and performing at local pubs and clubs.

Many years later and with over five records produced on the Press-tone label, including compilations with leading acts across Australia, Pat has found himself respected both nationally and internationally. Part of this respect lends itself to Pats ‘all or nothing’ mentality. Undoubtedly one of Australia’s hardest working performers, with gigs 4-5 times a week, it is no wonder all ages and subcultures across the country admire the energy and passion fuelled music of Pat Capocci.

Growing up in the Maitland-Hunter region of New South Wales, Pat spent his early years listening to and being influenced by traditional roots music of yesteryear. At age sixteen Pat became a member of Maitland-Hunter’s very own Johnny Greens Blues Cowboys as well as the Torpedoes, and began performing at local pubs and hotels. A year later he was asked to play the role of Ritchie Valens in the latest Buddy Holly musical. The following year, Pat decided to venture out and form his own band, the now famous Pat Capocci Combo.

The international rockin scene is also no stranger to Pat Capocci. With appearances at the Rockabilly Rave, The Hot Rod Hayride, Screaming Festival and the Waldorf Weekender. Pat has also played alongside some of the finest and most respected international artists including Deke Dickerson, Big SandyImelda May and Justin Townes Earle just to name a few.

Pat’s unique style and charisma combined with his natural song writing ability has seen the combo transcend the typical novelty of the genre. Pats writing style blends a unique feel of western swing, jazz, country and blues, and in the same way that all iconic artists have, Pat has used the genre as a launching pad, deepening and broadening the integrity and timelessness of the music. Pats energetic fusion of guitar greats such as Charlie ChristianJohnny Guitar WatsonMerle TravisDjango Reinhardt and Grady Martin, paired with great passion and determination, show exactly why Pat is highly regarded across Australia and across the world. 

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