Patrick Lehman

Patrick Lehman started singing in church at the age of eight. As a teenager, he would often riffle through his parent's vast vinyl collection. It was then he developed a great love for classic soul, Gospel, RnB, Jazz, rock n'roll and blues. Some of Patrick's many influences include Stevie Wonder, Donnie Hathaway, Fleetwood Mac, Lauryn Hill, Fugees, Sly and the Family Stone, Bob Marley, The Rolling Stones and Bill Withers.

By the time he turned 16, he was performing in local hip-hop shows in his hometown of Montréal, and was even featured as guest vocalist on some recordings with Canadian rap artist Karma Atchykah. After graduating from Vanier College and Concordia University with a Bachelor's in Music, Patrick was asked to perform at the 2006 major outdoor event at the Festival International De Jazz De Montréal --- a Paul Simon Tribute Concert, featuring Daniel Lanois, Sam Roberts, Colin James, Elvis Costello, Holly Cole, Jamie Cullum, Arianne Moffatt and others. The show, attended by 150,000 people, was subsequently broadcast on Bravo, ArTV and CBC television.

After releasing a four-song EP in 2006, Patrick Lehman launched his first full length album (Pat Lehman Band) to a packed house May '07 at Petit Cafe Campus in Montreal. The album has well received and saw airplay across France, Quebec, Ontario, British Colombia, Vermont (US), and led to tour dates in Ontario and Quebec from 2008-2010, with performances at the International FestiBlues (Patrick and the Dropbeat Kings were awarded 1st place in the 'Releve du FestiBlues'), the Rhythme Tremblant Series & Montreal FunkFest.

Along with performing live on various TV networks such as CTV, Global and Bravo, the song 'Stop Pretending' which Lehman wrote, arranged and produced, was placed in the TOP 5 of the Canadian Radiostar Songwriting Competition.

In March 2011 Justin Time Records released Patrick's six track EP The Electric Soul Kitchen Vol. 1. Written, arranged and produced by Lehman TESK Vol. 1 covers a myriad of issues and emotions. The innocence of young love - pain and longing - self reflection - frustration over social inequalities - letting go - and redemption. As Patrick explains "the music has a certain groove that has been drawn from, and inspired by my hero's, but the lyrical content is very personal." To date - two songs from the EP 'Prove Myself To You' and 'I Could Be,' are in rotation on CBC Radio 2 and have been climbing the Hot-AC charts. After two successful launches in Montreal and in Toronto (as part of Canadian Music Week) - Patrick is now gearing up for his 2011 summer tour.