|Birth name||Patricia Bahia Nieuwenhuizen|
|Born||St. Louis, Missouri U.S.|
Patricia Bahia is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. Her songs have aired on TV shows, The Fosters (American TV series), Nashville (2012 TV series), Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, and Riverdale (2017 TV series), among others. In 2015, she was nominated for two L.A. Music Critic Awards: Best Pop Rock Artist (Female) and Best CD (Female). Bahia is an ovarian cancer survivor. Her songs, Every Day is a Gift, Great Day to Be Alive, and Keep the Light On, inspired in part by her cancer experience, have garnered two Positive Music Awards, the West Coast Songwriters International Song Contest's Grand Prize, and a Peace Song Award.
Early life and education
Patricia Bahia was born in St. Louis, Missouri to parents Maarten and Farah Nieuwenhuizen. Her father, a retired psychiatrist, is Dutch, and her mother, a retired art educator, is Persian.
As a child, Bahia sang in choirs, took dance, piano, and voice lessons, and played the clarinet. Her first public performance was a dance recital at age six on the paddle boat, the SS Admiral (1907), on the Mississippi river in St. Louis, Missouri.
She attended the Plan II Honors Program at The University of Texas at Austin, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. Her thesis was on the Women's Suffrage Movement for which she traveled to locate diaries and letters from Suffragettes. She attended the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. It was in law school that Bahia began singing again.
She worked for a number of years as an attorney, moonlighting as a jazz singer with a residency at Café Claude in San Francisco.
Bahia is a founding member of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, with which she toured internationally and sang backing vocals on Linda Ronstadt's, Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind album. She performed with the Choir until 2006.
In 2003, Bahia was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and decided to begin writing songs. She left her legal career and began studying the craft of songwriting. She started playing the piano again, learned to play the guitar, and began performing as a solo singer-songwriter. In 2010 she released an EP titled, Long Road Home and in 2015 she released a full-length album, Save Your Heart which received favorable reviews.
In 2020, Bahia's songs Every Heart One Love and It’s All Good, were finalists in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
Teaching and vocal coaching
Bahia coaches clients on vocal technique, performance, and songwriting. Previously, she taught voice at the University of Southern California (USC) and voice and music business at the California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA). 
Songs in film and television
|2020||Selling Sunset||Colors||7th & Hope||Writer, Performer||Netflix|||
|Selling Sunset||Hello||7th & Hope||Writer, Performer||Netflix|
|Selling Sunset||Luh Luh Love It||7th & Hope||Writer, Performer||Netflix|
|Love & Hip Hop: New York||Queen Boss||Maté Maté||Writer||VH1|
|UFC 247||Unstoppable||Rakefire||Writer, Performer||ESPN|
|Matching Hearts||What You Waiting For?||7th & Hope||Writer, Performer||Hallmark Channel|
|Riverdale (2017 TV series)||Unstoppable||Rakefire||Writer, Performer||The CW|
|2019||Ex on the Beach (American TV series)||Good To Be King||Maté Maté||Writer||MTV|
|Ex on the Beach (American TV series)||Queen Boss||Maté Maté||Writer||MTV|
|Selling Sunset||Born For This||7th & Hope||Writer, Performer||Netflix|
|Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists||Own It||I Am Orfa||Writer||Freeform (TV channel)|
|Good Witch (TV series)||No Bad Days||Katie Ferrara||Writer, Performer||Hallmark Channel|
|Siren (TV series)||Unstoppable||Rakefire||Writer, Performer||Freeform (TV channel)|
|Heartland (Canadian TV series)||My Heart Knows Where To Go||Mikey Wax||Writer, Performer||Canadian Broadcasting Corporation|
|Teen Mom 2||Keep Up The Fight||7th & Hope||Writer, Performer||MTV|
|Teen Mom 2||Luh, Luh, Love It||7th & Hope||Writer, Performer||MTV|
|Selling Sunset||Own It||I Am Orfa||Writer||Netflix|
|Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant||Hello||7th & Hope||Writer, Performer||MTV|
|2018||Teen Mom OG||Friends Forever||7th & Hope||Writer, Performer||MTV|
|Music City (TV series)||Unstoppable||Rakefire||Writer, Performer||CMT (American TV channel)|
|Life Sentence (TV series)||Wild For You||Sleep Machine||Writer||The CW|
|Nashville (2012 TV series)||Flying With the Ashes||Keilana||Writer||CMT (American TV channel)|
|Teen Mom 2||What You Waiting For ?||7th & Hope||Writer, Performer||MTV|
|Teen Mom||Great Day To Be Alive||7th & Hope||Writer, Performer||MTV|
|Teen Mom OG||I Want It All||7th & Hope||Writer, Performer||MTV|
|The Price For Silence||Riot||Scarlet Wolves||Writer, Performer||Theaters|
|The Price For Silence||Waltz With The Devil||Rakefire||Writer, Performer||Theaters|
|Teen Mom OG||Unstoppable||Rakefire||Writer, Performer||MTV|
|Ex on the Beach (American TV series)||Good To Be King||Maté Maté||Writer||MTV|
|2017||Famous in Love||Wild For You||Sleep Machine||Writer||MTV|
|2016||The Fosters (American TV series)||Sorry I'm Not Sorry||Sleep Machine||Writer||Freeform (TV channel)|
|Heartbeat (2016 TV series)||Wild For You||Sleep Machine||Writer||Freeform (TV channel)|
|Younger (TV Series)||Cover Me In Gold||Sleep Machine||Writer||TV Land|
|2015||The Fosters (American TV series)||Sorry I'm Not Sorry||Sleep Machine||Writer||Freeform (TV channel)|
|Younger (TV series) (Promo)||Wild For You||Sleep Machine||Writer||TV Land|
|Finding Carter||Hot Blooded Love||Sleep Machine||Writer||MTV|
|The Fosters (American TV series)||Wild For You||Sleep Machine||Writer||Freeform (TV channel)|
|Quantico (TV series) (Promo)||Wild For You||Sleep Machine||Writer||ABC|
|Switched at Birth (TV series)||Hot Blooded Love||Sleep Machine||Writer||Freeform (TV channel)|
|Finding Carter||Wild For You||Sleep Machine||Writer||MTV|
|Younger (TV series)||Wild For You||Sleep Machine||Writer||TV Land|
|Finding Carter||Stone||Sleep Machine||Writer||MTV|
|2014||Finding Carter||Cover Me in Gold||Sleep Machine||Writer||MTV|
|2020||Every Heart One Love||Positive Music Award||Won|
|2020||(Say Yes) World With A Little More Love||Positive Music Award||Won|
|2020||Grand Prize Winner||Peace Song Award||Won|
|2020||Every Heart One Love - Rock & Pop||Peace Song Award||Won|
|2020||(Say Yes) World With A Little More Love - World Music||Peace Song Award||Won|
|2019||Keep The Light On||Peace Song Award||Won|
|2019||Keep The Light On||Positive Music Award||Won|
|2019||Everything's Gonna Be Alright||Positive Music Award||Nominated|
|2018||Great Day To Be Alive||West Coast Songwriters Int'l Song Contest Grand Prize||Won|
|2018||Every Day Is a Gift||Positive Music Award||Won|
|2017||Good Day||Positive Music Award||Nominated|
|2017||Why We Walk||Positive Music Award||Nominated|
|2015||Save Your Heart||L.A. Music Critic Award – Best CD||Nominated|
|2015||Patricia Bahia||L.A. Music Critic Award – Best Artist||Nominated|
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- "Music News, Song Biz "Own It," co-written with Amy Stroup and Patricia Bahia airs on Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists". Music Connection Magazine – Dan Kimpel. August 28, 2019. Retrieved January 29, 2020.
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- Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880–1920 – Page354. Oxford University. Dec 11, 1997. ISBN 9780195119381. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
- "UC Hastings Alumni Magazine". Hastings Alumni Publication. September 1, 2010. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
- "SF Gate -Business – Movers and Shakers". SF Gate. August 20, 1999. Retrieved February 5, 2020.
- "Cry Like a Rainstorm Howl Like the Wind Credits". All Music. Retrieved April 1, 2020.
- "Patricia Bahia Breakout Sessions – Vocal Technique and Health". Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir. Retrieved January 29, 2020.
- "Interview with Patricia Bahia". Go Girls by Madalyn Sklar. September 1, 2010. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
- "Exclusive Interview: Pop-Culturalist Chats with Patricia Bahia". Pop-Culturalist.com. 2021-01-03. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
- "Songwriter Acoustic Nights Celebrates 9 years – Patricia Bahia Performs". San Diego Community News by Bart Mendoza. November 14, 2017. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
- "Long Road Home – Patricia Bahia". Amazon. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
- "Save Your Heart – Patricia Bahia". Amazon. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
- "LA Music Critic – Patricia Bahia's Resilience Shines Through on Her New Release Save Your Heart". LA Music Critic. October 17, 2015. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
- "Premiere : Record of the Day – "Good Day " by Patricia Bahia". 53THIRDAND3RD. September 4, 2015. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
- "Music Morsels Review". Music Morsels. October 2015. Retrieved April 1, 2020.
- "JLSC Finalists". John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
- "USC – Patricia Bahia – Syllabus Advanced Voice FALL 2013". USC.edu. 2013. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
- "USC School of Dramatic Arts Catalog 2014/15 – Patricia Bahia –". USC.edu. 2014. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
- "CSULA Thesis". CSULA. July 23, 2013. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
- "Patricia Bahia". IMDb. Retrieved 2021-01-07.
- MENAFN. "Winners of the 4th Annual PEACE SONG AWARDS Announced in a Virtual Ceremony on the International Day of Peace". menafn.com. Retrieved 2021-01-06.
- "The 15th Annual emPower Posi Award Recipients | emPower Music & Arts". www.empowerma.com. Retrieved 2021-01-07.