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Patrick Allen(December 2, 1980- ) Professional rock and fusion drummer. Patrick has played with many touring acts across Canada. Currently performing with "The Timothy Chaisson Band".


Early Life

Patrick began playing drums and percussion at Queen Charlotte Junior High School under the leadership of teacher Rowan Fitzgerald who inspired him to pursue music in high school. Patrick then attended Colonel Grey High School under the direction of Roger Jabbour. Patrick started playing in big band and in orchestra and at the age of fourteen, with the support of his parents started playing in nightclubs with live rock bands.

Education

Patrick finished high school and went to live in Brazil for a year. During that year he studied under master latin percusionist "Vera Figueredo". Upon returning from Brazil Patrick attended St.Francis Xavier University for a year under the teaching of Terry O'Mahoney. Realizing that he needed to be in a bigger center Patrick entered The Humber College Jazz program in Toronto, Ont. Patrick studied with Don Vickery, Dave Langguth and Paul Delong.

Present

Patrick is currently performing and recording on the eastern Canadian coast. He is playing with recording artist Timothy Chaisson amongst other live acts.


Former Bands:[edit]

The Paul MacAusland Band, The Roger Jones Band, Greg Doucette, Kris Taylor