Lee Pat 18


Brussels BE   Feb 2016


Artist Bio

Influences:   90s grunge and britpop, 60s rock'n'roll, 70s hard rock, 20s and 30s evergreens, classical piano of all ages, 50s and 60s bebop and all that jazz.

March Update:

Thanks everybody for a great FAWM! Every year I feel richer for being here, listening, talking and making music with you.

Or maybe the buzz hasn't worn off yet.

In any case, I'll be here through March and April, discovering and commenting, and if you're here too, do say hi!

Here's to the best crowd I've come to know!


I wasted too many years waiting for inspiration. So many, in fact, that by the time I got round to FAWM, I was at a stage in my life where it could be considered irresponsible to indulge in childish pursuits such as note-stringing and word-weaving.

Last year, I finally wrote myself out of that pickle: http://bit.ly/songwritersmanifesto (in short - embrace it, study it, share it)

To think that I used to wince at motivational writing and now I was the one spewing it.

Oh well. A few decades would do that to a body. I like to think I have learned to live with my shortcomings. We'll see how long that lasts.



I look forward to collabs and the agony of sleep (read "meeting friends and wishing there were 48 hours in a day").

Let's wreak havoc, make mischief and meddle with minds!


The Soundcloud page above is a laboratory for demos and the Bandcamp page is for finished work. I've been a slow finisher forever so last year finally saw me put out an EP despite the apparent lack of production. Fly in the face of finished, as the saying goes.

On the side, I teach music theory for songwriters through practical challenges. We just did one as a warm-up for FAWM: (https://fawm.org/forums/topic/8582/)

There's even a song that came out of it. Let's say it's my Song 0 for this year:

Have a great FAWM everybody!


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  • @paulhenry  Apr 29

    Well, I'm glad you're still around to read it! I'm determined to comment on at least one song for every FAWMer on my watchlist. It's a modest goal from what I've seen around here, but it's a lot for me.

  • @ayehahmur  Mar 23

    The Devil's interval! I'd not thought of it like that. It really works, but then they do say that the Devil has all the best tunes...

  • @ampersandman  Mar 21

    Thank you @leepat for all the listens! I don't have much FAWM time these days, but I was really happy to find all your comments.

  • @jmadison  Mar 20

    Thanks for the listens! I am -very slowly- working my way through your 5-day challenge. I got really derailed on -WHY- the major scale is the way it is, and started reading about micro-tones, and micro-tonal music. I am starting to put the pieces together. Thank you for your work on that.

  • @leomozi  Mar 19

    Thanks for all the listens and comments!

    I’d love to hear your rendition of “A Shy Seed Beats an Easy Shed,” and I’ll be patient.

    I wasn't sure where to put "nettle" in "Never Settle," but @berni1954 introduced me to the idiom "grasp the nettle," which I think I'll incorporate when I come back around to refining the song.

  • @mkd  Mar 14

    Aw thanks for your comment on Dear June - I was delighted with how well the whole pencil thing worked, so I’m glad you liked it too!

  • @zecoop  Mar 12

    I'll check it out! I'll be listening more, too but had an appointment to get to. 😎

  • @metalfoot  Mar 12

    Dude. Thanks for a million comments! 😁

    I'll listen to that kids' song you recommended and I'll get to more of your stuff too! Cheers!

  • @zecoop  Mar 12

    I had to look up QOTSA, lol... I do recognize the name, but have never heard them as far as I know (I don't get out much for music on the radio, haha). Thanks for listening - it was very fun! I think Mike has some good old fashioned distortion on his vocals on the verse, plus he doubles all the lead vocals for a cool effect, since they are not sung quite the same.

  • @billwhite51 Mar 11

    thank you for listening and commenting. i not sure about the vocals on rising stars either. wish howard kaylan was here to remind me how its done . i dont have the voice for this la la la stuff any more.

  • @zecoop  Mar 7

    Thanks for the great comment on something new. It's funny that I do sometimes get suggestions that some songs sound very 90's like this band or that. Truth is that I missed most new music of the 90's due to a move, and my kids being born, lol. I couldn't tell you one song by Pulp (or Blur or... the list goes on). I have heard the name Lake Street Dive from Liz F but never actually heard them. Bands to check out I guess! Thanks again

  • @sherrycanary  Mar 7

    Thanks for coming round to check out my tunes and commenting. Always enjoy your comments

  • @sunnymae  Mar 6

    Hi Lee I really appreciate your kind critique on Wishing Well my collab with @johnstaples. For rewrites I'm thinking a single chorus first time and perhaps the double chorus to take the song out at the end. Welcome to March rewrites. So much to be done 😀

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  Mar 5

    Aw, thanks for all the listening love 😀 I'm working my way through your oevre as well but obviously have a ways to go...

  • @sunnymae  Mar 5

    Hi Lee thanks so much for dropping by and taking a listen to I Can Love You for today. I really appreciate your feedback on the structure. Glad you enjoyed it.

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 28

    Yes bands in that vain. New wave 80s artists like Haircut 100, Duran Duran etc. Songs like Love is the drug by Roxy Music is another example. Thanks for that link, good song!

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  Feb 28

    Ha! Thanks, but no, I have to chisel them out of the ground with a thesaurus and a rhyming dictionary just like anybody else 😀. So it was a treat to have them forked over on a silver platter, surrounded by sprigs of watercress.

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  Feb 28

    That was so much fun to work on! Thanks again for inviting me to collaborate; I always mean to do more of it during FAWM so it was great to have such a great lyric just land in my lap like that. Looking forward to taking a tour through all the rest of your month once the dust settles...

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  Feb 27

    I emailed you about "Trojan Horse;" let me know if you want to check it out before I post it!

  • @boyatheart  Feb 24

    Well done! I was wondering if anyone was going to mention the Cardigans because that's what I thought of when I was mixing the track.
    I didn't mention it in the liner notes because I try not to influence the perception of the listeners too much.

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  Feb 23

    I got ‘em! Thank you, that sounds like fun, I’ll take a look later today 😀

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  Feb 23

    I got ‘em! Thank you, that sounds like fun, I’ll take a look later today 😀

  • @roelvanveldt Feb 22

    Hey Lee! If you'd like to find out how I used and abused your rendition of Lose Yourself in the morph 3 challenge, check it out here: http://fawm.org/songs/96596.
    Note: The first chord was an accident, I wanted to keep the D, but behind my back it changed itself in a Db. Weird intro this way... 😁

    § Roel

  • @sbs2018 Feb 22

    Lol on the subwoofer. My second FAWM went better than the first - I see my progress. Will hang around here for awhile. Hope to see you next year!

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 22

    I sent a dropbox link for a vocal and bass for Nothing More. Let me know if you don't get the link. 😀

  • @judypie  Feb 19

    Hahaha your comment on Oh Sadie makes me happy! We were purposefully trying to keep the lyrics ambiguous to keep her horsiness a surprise til the end. But I think we overegged it a bit😂

  • @hornesgiftshop  Feb 19

    Thanks for the comment - and the @wobbiewobbit recommendation. As I pointed out to her, I did something similar last year. Hers is wonderfully pointed, mine was more scattergun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cmUH...

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 19

    Yes you can, but be quick because my FAWM is pretty much over by the end of this weekend. I'm being kidnapped by Canadians after that.

  • @mattblick  Feb 2019

    I'm gonna have a proper look from Monday when I'm off work , not sure if I'm up to it to be honest - I've kinda got a lot of the religious angst out of my system but I'll see how I feel with a guitar in my hands

  • @timfatchen  Feb 2019

    😀 Bike song and Trolley song. THe melody starts similarly because I suspect I'm self-plagiarising. It happens when it all starts happening fast! The trick is to put them at opposite ends of the album. 😁 Thanks for comments!

  • @petemurphy  Feb 2019

    Lee! Thank you so much! You are ace!

  • @balancelost  Feb 2019

    Well indeed. This may be the very essence of the rock n roll paradox. Or I might be an idiot, which is more likely.

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  Feb 2019

    Thanks for all those close reads! And now...time to listen 😀

  • @acromie  Feb 2019

    Thank you for your comment on Hug a Snowman!

  • @mattblick  Feb 2019

    I did - looks cool - leave it with me I'll see what I can do

  • @mattblick  Feb 2019

    thanks dude

    might not get to it this weekend - am going to get up close and personal with a falcon!

  • @pcob1993  Feb 2019

    My goodness, thank you so much for your input. I was unsure about the Moonlit Avenue line but because it was the first line of the song that came whilst noodling by a winter's fire I became attached to it. Shoot your darlings indeed. I'm also getting serious about writing and playing every day so I'd love to keep in touch with you. I just got a copy of Great Songwriting Techniques by Jack Perricone and I'm on the first chapter. If you have any other recommendations I'd love to hear them.
    Thank you again for your critique. I'll listen to your songs this evening.. rushing off to work

  • @mkd  Feb 2019

    Thanks for your comments!

    Re Empty spaces/Queen - I love that song and had totally not made the link! (I wondered if you might have linked it more to “pappa can you hear me?”)

    Re Bucket List - I would be mad as hell as the wife too! But was exploring an angle and went with it (I didn’t know when I started writing that it would go that way)

    Re My dog has fleas - totally. In the setting it would be about creating something joyful with the child, then I’d probably get home and have a weep!

  • @mattblick  Feb 2019

    Go for it

  • @mattblick  Feb 2019

    Hey Lee! I'm here - in mind, spirit and body. I am In The Moment and Fully Pres...hey look at that delicious looking cheesecake....

  • @madeline Feb 2019

    Hi, Lee! Thank you for your kind comment on my lyrics for "Stunned and Unraveled". I do have a short clip up if you'd like to take a listen.

  • @marthie Feb 2019

    Thank for liking my donkeysong

  • @xfloorpunchx Feb 2019

    Merci for your feedback on my track ! Wish you a great FAWM!

  • @factorytale Feb 2019

    Thank you for your nice comment 🙂

  • @boyatheart  Feb 2019

    Hey thanks for the comments and well-wishes. Have a good FAWM!

  • @deena  Feb 2019

    Hi @leepat great to see you again here!

  • @ryako  Feb 2019

    Dude, I am bringing it so hard this year.

  • @ampersandman  Feb 2019

    Thanks for listening and same to you!

  • @lhcisco  Feb 2019

    You too man!!

  • @mikedebenham  Feb 2019

    Hope you have a great FAWM, sir.

  • @expendablefriend  Jan 2019

    That's what I'm hoping! Welcome back 😀

  • @moonshadow Jan 2019

    hi, I look foward to hearing some songs from you, Have a great FAWM,

  • @scottlake  Jan 2019

    Several years ago I did a song with a minor 4th. I used a cue from Matt Blick’s Beatles Songwriting Academy. He calls them Tickets to Write. I usually use one of them each FAWM

  • @guatecoop  Jan 2019

    Man, I loved your piece on songwriting and the importance of being yourself, exploring yourself, and sharing yourself. Great call to action sort of statement!

  • @petemurphy  Jan 2019

    Hey, hey, hey! Hope you have a great time!

  • @nuj4x Jan 2019

  • @adforperu  Jan 2019

    Oh I'd like to take a look at the emails if that's cool, I realise I was a bit late! adfollett [at] gmail [dot] com

  • @adforperu  Jan 2019

    Ooo maybe, but I did earmark a number of people last year so might run out of time - so if not this year, next year!

  • @oddbod  Jan 2019

    Hello my friend. Yeah, let's see how things are going after week 2.
    I've got 3 (maybe 4) collabs lined up already

  • @adforperu  Jan 2019

    Ha, it's a tradition I believe! Hey, I watched your first theory video and as a recent piano/music reading/music theory leaner, that's really helpful! Thanks for sharing

  • @fearlessflight2014  Jan 2019

    Great to see you on board!