Robt Ptak

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Robt Ptak
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Robert Ptak
Background information
Birth name Robert Pak
Also known as Robt Ptak
Born (1970-10-13) 13 October 1970 (age 44)
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, guitarist, bassist, record producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, drums, bass
Years active 1992 - present
Associated acts Pin Me Down,
Size 14,
Artificial Joy
The Bastard Kings of Rock

Robt Ptak (born October 13, 1970) is an American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, bassist, and record producer who is the co-founding member and bassist/backing vocalist for 1990s pop punk band Size 14.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Size 14[edit]

The band Size 14 was formed when Ptak placed an ad in a Los Angeles classified magazine.[3] Ptak and bandmate Linus of Hollywood recorded all of the bands early demos on Ptak's 8 Track. Ptak can also be heard singing backing vocals and the high falsettos parts on the bands songs. Ptak left the band in 19997 and was replaced by Ray Santangelo.

Other projects[edit]

Ptak moved to New York City to start a live version of his solo-project Artificial Joy which consisted of singer Milena Mepris (who later went to form Pin Me Down), bassist Mark Cevellos, and drummer Alex Elena. Later, drummer John Lamkin also joined. The band produced one 7 track CD. After Artificial Joy disbanded, Ptak formed the rock band The Bastard Kings of Rock with Ptak on Lead vocals and lead guitar, Aristotle Dreher on bass and Michael Hamilton on drums, the band split up in 2004, after which Ptak focused on management and production.

Work as manager[edit]

Ptak was the manager of Pin Me Down[4][5] the side project from Bloc Party guitarist Russell Lissack and Artificial Joy singer Milena Mepris. Ptak and Renee Frisch also executive produced the band's album, while Alex Elena was the album's producer.[4]

Current[edit]

Robt Ptak has released demos/studio recordings via a Soundcloud page through the name DPG MEDIA.[6] Ptak has also released some of this music via his Facebook Musician Page.

Bands[edit]

Band Position Years Active
Size 14 Backing Vocals, Bassist, Co Founder 1995–1997
Artificial Joy Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Bass, Primary Songwriter 1992–2001
The Bastard Kings of Rock Vocals, Guitar, Primary Songwriter 2001–2004
Pin Me Down Exec Producer, Manager 2005-2008

Discography[edit]