Patrick Ballantyne

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Patrick Ballantyne
BornWindsor, Ontario, Canada
Genrespop, folk, alt-country, jazz, soul, hard rock
Occupation(s)songwriter, guitarist, singer
Instrumentsvocals, guitar, harmonica
Years active1980-present
LabelsIndependent
Websitepatrickballantyne.com

Patrick Ballantyne is a Windsor-born Canadian songwriter, guitar player and singer [1] based in Oakville, Ontario.

Life[edit]

Patrick was born in Windsor, ON.[2] He is a lawyer and songwriter who now lives in Oakville, ON.[3] [4][5] [6]

Career[edit]

Started writing with Gordie Johnson in the 1980s [7] and has also written with Colin MacDonald of The Trews,[8] Meredith Shaw [9] ,[10] Tim Chaisson,[11][12][13] and Shane Chisholm [14][15]

Patrick has performed at the Toronto Centre for the Arts[16] as part of the Bare Bones and Up Front Series.[17]

Albums[edit]

  • 2008 Patrick Ballantyne
  • 2014 Days of Rain [18]

Patrick Ballantyne[edit]

Although most frequently associated with co-writing with the likes of Gordie Johnson [19] and Big Sugar,[20] The Trews,[21] and Tim Chaisson,[22] Patrick released his debut solo album in 2008.[23] It garnered the attention of music industry icon Ron Harwood, who placed it in top 5 independent releases of the year.[24]

Days of Rain[edit]

Released in June 2014.[25] The release show was held at Musideum in Toronto.[26] The album differs from the first album in that it has more instrumentation (piano and string) than the first release[27]

  • The title track "King of the Road" was co-written with Meredith Shaw and Gordie Johnson. The song originally appeared in a different incarnation on Meredith Shaw's EP "Place Called Happy".[28]
  • The lyric video for "Wrestling with the Devil" was featured by Snob's Music as a Friday Find [29] and as a Mute Music Moment of the Day [30]
  • Re-released January 2015 under Northwood Records' label

Hit A Month[edit]

In 2015, Patrick Ballantyne started the sardonically titled "hitamonth.com" project, aiming to release a single every month for the year.

Songwriting Credits[edit]

  • 2012 wrote "No One Came" on No One Came - Shane Chisholm

Collaborations[edit]

  • 2014 Co-wrote "Slide" (Meredith Shaw, EP Hardest Goodbye) [31]
  • 2013 Co-wrote "Call it a Night" (Meredith Shaw, EP Trouble) [32]
  • 2013 Co-wrote "Beat This Heart" (Tim Chaisson, The Other Side),[33][34]
  • 2013 Co-wrote "Blast Your Way Out" (Tim Chaisson, The Other Side) [35]
  • 2012 Co-wrote "Love Song for You" and "Livin' the Dream" (Shane Chisholm, No One Came)
  • 2011 Co-wrote ""So Good," "King of the Road," "There's No Tellin',", "Breakin'," "Happy," Little Fishy," "Acted Badly," "Girls Who Believe" (Meredith Shaw, Place Called Happy)
  • 2011 Co-wrote "Sweet Little Thing" (Wide Mouth Mason, No Bad Days)
  • 2007 Co-wrote "One of These Days" and "Three Legged Race" (Grady, A Cup of Cold Poison)
  • 2005 Co-wrote "Poor Ol' Broken Hearted Me" (The Trews. Den of Thieves)
  • 2001 Co-wrote "All Hell for a Basement" (Big Sugar, Brothers and Sisters, Are You Ready?)
  • 1998 Co-wrote "Cop a Plea," "Girl Watcher," "Kickin' Stones" and "Heart Refuse to Pound" (Big Sugar, Heated)
  • 1996 Co-wrote "Gone For Good", "Empty Head", and "If I Had My Way" (Big Sugar, Hemi-Vision)

Other Music Credits[edit]

  • 2008 Co-producer Mr. Chill’s Cold Testament. Mr. Chill [36]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Nominated for NOW Reader's Choice Songwriter of the Year
  • 2014 NOW Reader's Choice Winner for Songwriter of the Year [37]
  • 2013 ECMA Nomination Song of the Year for “Beat this Heart”, Co-written with Tim Chaisson [38]

Film/TV placements[edit]

  • 2013 Heartland. "Til The Sun Comes Up." Co-written and performed by Tim Chaisson
  • 2012 Degrassi, “Girls Who Believe”, performed by Meredith Shaw
  • 2012 Arctic Air. Episode 109 (New North) "Sweet Little Thing”, performed by Wide Mouth Mason[39]
  • 2002 Men with Brooms “Girl Watcher,” (Gordie Johnson, Patrick Ballantyne).[40]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Songwriter Finally Gets Around to own Project". Music Biz. 2008-08-01. Retrieved 2013-08-12.
  2. ^ "Songwriter Finally Gets Around to Own Project". Windsor Star. 2008-08-01. Retrieved 2013-08-12.
  3. ^ "An Interview with Patrick Ballantyne". Lithium Magazine. 2014-04-13. Retrieved 2014-04-16.
  4. ^ "In The Studio Talks with Patrick Ballantyne". In The Studio Newstalk 1010 Radio. 2014-05-31. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
  5. ^ "In The Studio Talks with Patrick Ballantyne". In The Studio Newstalk 1010 Radio. 2014-05-31. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
  6. ^ "IFeature Interview Patrick Ballantyne". The Bride CBC Radio Windsor. 2014-06-04. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
  7. ^ "An Interview with Patrick Ballantyne". Lithium Magazine. 2014-04-13. Retrieved 2014-04-16.
  8. ^ "Local Oakville Musician to Release his Second Album". Look Local Magazine Oakville and Burlington. 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-20.
  9. ^ "Shaw is Living Her Musical Dreams". Kingston This Week. 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  10. ^ "Meredith Shaw Member Profile". Songwriter Association of Canada. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  11. ^ "Tim Chaisson's The Other Side Review and Interview". Feels Good. 2012-09-26. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
  12. ^ "Tim Chaisson Album Release & National Tour (Bumstead)". Audio Blood. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
  13. ^ "A Chat with Tim Chaisson". Quip Magazine. 2012-12-16. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
  14. ^ "Oakville Musician Patrick Ballantyne Performs at The Moonshine Cafe Tomorrow". Oakville Beaver. 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  15. ^ "CM Radio Chromeo, Simone Denny, Patrick Ballantyne". Canadian Musician Radio. 2014-06-19. Retrieved 2014-06-20.
  16. ^ "Ten Under the Radar Folk Blues Roots Venues in Toronto". Blog TO. 2014-05-24. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  17. ^ "Concert Review: Patrick Ballantyne and Meredith Shaw". Kingston Music Reviews.ca. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  18. ^ Kat Bagshawe (2014-06-20). "Patrick Ballantyne Days of Rain Album Review". Music Muso. Retrieved 2014-06-21.
  19. ^ "A Man of Many Parts". SOCAN. 2011. Archived from the original on 2013-07-30. Retrieved 2014-01-12.
  20. ^ "Big Sugar Back on The Scene". Cadence Magazine. 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
  21. ^ "Province's Reputation Attracts Singer-Songwriter". The Telegram. 2009-09-30. Retrieved 2014-02-02.
  22. ^ http://freshindependence.com/patrick-ballantyne-oakville-ontario/
  23. ^ "Writing Love Songs Doesn't Pay". Top 40 Charts.com. 2009-06-23. Retrieved 2013-08-12.
  24. ^ "Writing Love Songs Doesn't Pay". Top 40 Charts.com. 2009-06-23. Retrieved 2013-08-12.
  25. ^ "An Interview with Patrick Ballantyne". Lithium Magazine. 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
  26. ^ "Patrick Ballantyne at Musideum". Musideum. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  27. ^ "CM Radio Chromeo, Simone Denny, Patrick Ballantyne". Canadian Musician Radio. 2014-06-19. Retrieved 2014-06-20.
  28. ^ "CM Radio Chromeo, Simone Denny, Patrick Ballantyne". Canadian Musician Radio. 2014-06-19. Retrieved 2014-06-20.
  29. ^ "Friday Find:Patrick Ballantyne". Snob's Music. 2014-06-06. Retrieved 2014-06-20.
  30. ^ "Mute Music Moment of the Day Wrestling with the Devil Patrick Ballantyne". Mutemag. Retrieved 2014-06-22.
  31. ^ "An Interview with Meredith Shaw". Lithium Magazine. 2014-03-05. Retrieved 2014-11-07.
  32. ^ "Meredith Shaw Trouble Review". Maritime Vinyl. 2013-05-28. Retrieved 2014-02-22.
  33. ^ "Battle of the Fans: meet Tim Chaisson". Magisto. 2014-02-23. Retrieved 2014-02-22.
  34. ^ "Tim Chaisson Releases Video For 'Beat This Heart', National Tour With Poor Young Things Kicks Off October 26th". Bumstead. 2012-10-04. Retrieved 2014-03-22.
  35. ^ "Music Reviews Jaida Dreyer and Tim Chaisson". Digital Rodeo. Retrieved 2014-02-20.
  36. ^ "Ted Shaw's Artbeat: Impressive CDs". Windsor Star. 2014-05-30. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  37. ^ "Now Magazine Readers' Choice Music Winners". Now Magazine. 2014-06-12. Retrieved 2014-11-07.
  38. ^ "Bring Sunshine to Your Day with Days of Rain". Ottawa Life. 2014-06-06. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
  39. ^ https://arcticairtv.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/music-season-1/
  40. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0263734/soundtrack

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