May 20, 1964 |
New Jersey, US
|Genres||Wagnerian rock, rock|
|Associated acts||Meat Loaf, Cher, Queen, Trans-Siberian Orchestra|
|Website||Patti Russo on Facebook|
Patricia "Patti" Russo (May 20, 1964, New Jersey) is an American singer/songwriter/actress. She is perhaps best known as Meat Loaf's female lead vocalist, touring the world with his Neverland Express band since 1993.
Career (1993 - 2013)
Patti Russo is featured as Meat Loaf's duet partner on numerous albums, singles, and videos. Patti has also been featured as Meat Loaf's opening act, debuting her own original material. She debuted her solo song "Bring Me a Bible and a Beer" during Meat Loaf's shows on the 2008 Casa de Carne Tour. Patti has recorded duets on all of Meat Loaf's albums since 1995, including his latest album Hell in a Handbasket. 
Patti has also sung lead vocals with groups like Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Queen. She sang the role of Theresa, Beethoven's Immortal Beloved, on the Trans-Siberian Orchestra album Beethoven's Last Night and was featured with TSO as a soloist on the soundtrack to the Jim Carrey movie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. She performed with the rock group, Queen, singing lead at the Queen's Day Festival in Amsterdam and at their induction into the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She toured as a soloist with the Jon Tiven Band (in Italy) and the SAS Band (in the UK). Patti is featured as a lead vocalist in the SAS Band's new DVD Motown 2 Memphis. In 2009-2010, Patti performed in Cher's Las Vegas shows.
As a songwriter, Patti's song "Take Good Care Of My Heart" is featured as the theme song in the Warner Brothers feature South Beach Dreams. The song was co-produced by composer-producer Fred Weinberg. She also co-wrote the Meat Loaf single "Runnin' for the Red Light (I Gotta Life)". Her song "Bible and a Beer", co-written with guitarist Jon Tiven, was recorded by jazz singer Betty Harris. Her song "Take a Ride", co-written with her bandmate/guitarist Paul Crook, was recorded by rock singer Steve Steinman. Patti's own original recordings can be found on her Myspace page.
As an actress, Patti played the lead role of Esmeralda in the London production of Notre Dame de Paris. She played the character of "Killer Queen" in the Las Vegas version of the musical We Will Rock You, based on the music of Queen. She guest-starred in the New York City musicals The 12 and The Rock Tenor and the Night of Broadway benefit shows.
Patti's television credits include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, The View, Entertainment Tonight, Don't Forget the Lyrics, Qcheck, Huckabee, Lopez Tonight, The USA Music Challenge, Top Of The Pops, Brit Awards, American Music Awards, Party in the Park- Hyde Park UK, Prince's Trust- UK, Pres. Clinton's 2nd Inaugural Ball- Washington, DC, NRL Grand Finals- Sydney, AFL Grand Finals- Melbourne, Night of the Proms- Belgium, Germany, Netherlands. Patti has been featured with Meat Loaf in numerous MTV and VH1 music specials including The History of Meat Loaf Live, Live in the Neighborhood, On Tour (PBS), Behind the Music, VH1: Storytellers, Hard Rock Live, and Live in Mexico City.
Russo has performed for numerous charitable benefits including Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Covenant House, The Painted Turtle, The Prince's Trust, breast cancer research, Hurricane Katrina relief, Blythedale Children's Hospital, Rock Against Cancer, and Queen AIDS charity concert.
Solo Career (2014 -)
After parting ways with Meat Loaf for good in Summer 2013, Russo is now pursuing her solo career. Her very first tour - she lovingly calls it HOW ARE YA 5-0H! - will kick off at The Brook in Southampton on April 10th, 2014. 
- Jose D. Duran (2008-10-19). "Last Night: Meat Loaf at Pompano Beach Amphitheatre". blogs.miaminewtimes.com. Retrieved 2009-05-08. "The much publicized rift between Russo, the lead vocalist of Meat Loaf for 14 years, and Meat has been patched up."
- Patti Russo - Bible and beer on YouTube
- "Patti Russo announces her solo career and UK Tour". 2014-03-03. "HOW ARE YA 5-0H!"
- Patti Russo on Facebook
- Patti Russo on Myspace
- Patti Russo at the Internet Movie Database
- "Meat Loaf Announces Patti Russo's Return". meatloaf.net. 2008-06-26. Retrieved 2009-05-08.
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