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Pete Kilpatrick Band: Upcoming Tour Dates

Thursday, January 21st, 2010
Following their release of ‘Shapes and Sounds’, The Pete Kilpatrick Band has planned a full winter tour schedule. The five song EP marks the bands fifth studio album. Check out the tour dates below as The Pete Kilpatrick Band makes its way throughout New England before heading out West to promote the album.

Pete Kilpatrick Band - Shapes and Sounds

January 21: The Landing - Windham, ME
February 5: Sunday River Ski Resort - Newry, ME
February 6: The Old Goat - Richmond, ME
February 14: The Bethel Inn - Bethel, ME
February 21: Mt. Sunapee Ski Resort - Sunapee, NH
February 27: Okemo Ski Resort - Okemo, VT
March 6: Sunday River Ski Resort - Newry, ME
March 13: Stowe Ski Resort - Stowe, VT
March 18: Wachusett Mountain - Wachusett, MA
March 20: Waterville Valley Ski Resort - Waterville Valley, NH
March 27: Spring Loaded (Heavenly Ski Resort) - Heavenly, CA
April 2: The Canyons - Park City, UT
April 16: Vail Village - Vail, CO
April 17: Breckenridge Ski Resort - Breckenridge, CO

Pete Kilpatrick Band: ‘Shapes and Sounds’ Available Now

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010
The Pete Kilpatrick Band has released their latest EP ‘Shapes and Sounds’. Take a look here for a review from the Portland Phoenix.

Pete Kilpatrick Band - Shapes and Sounds

The first song on the Pete Kilpatrick Band’s new Shapes and Sounds EP might be called “Dear July,” but the five-song work is clearly an ode to winter, to its delicious melancholy and the joys of finding cozy corners in overheated bars or naked bodies under six or seven blankets. Paired with Jonathan Wyman’s warm production, equally kind to throaty electric guitar solos and crystalline piano breaks, Kilpatrick’s inclinations produce a soporific effect, like getting boozy in a wool sweater next to a raging fire.

‘Shapes and Sounds’ can be purchased at all Bull Moose Music locations. You can also purchased an autographed copy of the album directly from PeteKilpatrickBand.com. Stay tuned for details on purchasing the album digitally!


Check back soon and visit PeteKilpatrickBand.com for more information about ‘Shapes and Sounds’.

The Hush Now – Wishing You a Happy Christmas

Thursday, December 10th, 2009
In the spirit of giving, The Hush Now have mustered up all their holiday cheer to bring you Wishing You a Happy Christmas. Grab the free download right HERE. Check out what the UK Music Review had to say:

<a href="http://www.sixstarpromotion.net/dump/WishingYouAHappyChristmas.mp3">Wishing You A Happy Christmas by The Hush Now</a>


IT’S CHRIIIIIIISSSSSSTMAAAASSSSS. The time for festive cheer, good will all round and an abundance of cheese, cheese and more cheese on the radio/music channels/shopping centre play list. The appearance of these festive tunes will be greeted by some with open arms and a sloppy kiss. However, there will be some amongst you who may fly into an internal rage at the sound of Cliff, Wham and Shakin’ Stevens and think to yourself “why oh why can’t someone bring out a Christmas single that doesn’t make me want to batter myself over the head with a Sainsbury’s own Christmas Pudding?!”

If the latter sounds even vaguely familiar, you may want to have a listen to the new Christmas single from Boston based five piece The Hush Now. The band release this holiday single while working on their upcoming second album, due to be released in 2010. Wishing You A Happy Christmas has just enough ‘Fa La La’s’ and jingle bells to have you reaching for the mince pies, but still manages to inject a healthy dose of mellow indie-cool.

The track starts of subdued and even has a slight tone of sadness in the opening notes. However, it soon escalates into a pleasant verse and an up-beat and suitably sunny-sounding chorus. This is pure indie pop with an air of sophistication, you can imagine yourself sipping mulled wine in a romantic chalet with this in the background…or maybe that’s just me. While the single is unlikely to have a fighting chance against X Factor finalists and novelty songs for the number one slot it would be a welcome addition to any Yuletide playlist. A cool Christmas song? You bet your baubles it is.


To download the entire self-titled debut from The Hush Now, click HERE.

Pete Kilpatrick: ‘Shapes and Sounds’ EP Review

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
The Pete Kilpatrick Band will be releasing their EP ‘Shapes and Sounds’ on Tuesday, December 15th. Check back soon for information on obtaining the album. In the meantime, check out this review from The Portland Phoenix.

Pete Kilpatrick Band - Shapes and Sounds


The first song on the Pete Kilpatrick Band’s new Shapes and Sounds EP might be called “Dear July,” but the five-song work is clearly an ode to winter, to its delicious melancholy and the joys of finding cozy corners in overheated bars or naked bodies under six or seven blankets. Paired with Jonathan Wyman’s warm production, equally kind to throaty electric guitar solos and crystalline piano breaks, Kilpatrick’s inclinations produce a soporific effect, like getting boozy in a wool sweater next to a raging fire.

Kilpatrick has largely held his band together since last year’s Hope in Our Hearts, losing only lead guitarist Zack Jones in the meantime (he was at one point replaced with Nick Goodale, and he’s here stop-gapped by Ryan McCalmon and Wyman), and the sound of the Band continues to sound more organic and lush. “Feel It,” whence comes the title lyric, sprawls out to 5:25, but never feels close to long. Kilpatrick has an increasingly relaxed delivery and the band matches him, letting the song pour forth like so much smoke from the top of a chimney, with a particularly nice organ break from Steve Morell. “The weatherman in New England is never right,” Kilpatrick sings with a world-weariness, “he’ll say it’s snow, but here’s the sun again.”

Morell also shines on “July,” where his piano is achingly sweet, with Matt Cosby thumping along a lyrical bass accompaniment.

There’s a new wrinkle for this disc, too, in the person of Marie Moreshead, with whom Kilpatrick trades verses on the winsome “City’s Beating Heart,” where two lovers meet at a rock show. “I met her after midnight,” Kilpatrick breathes, “as the band was plugging in/My winter hat matched the color of her eyes.”

“He was looking at me across a crowded room,” Moreshead returns, “and it was dark but I swear I saw his light shining through.”

Okay, it’s a tad corny, but it’s just the kind of change-up Kilpatrick needs to make the release stand out, and it’s a decidedly different sound for Moreshead: less dainty, more throaty, coming down in the register to match Kilpatrick’s key and delivery. And, anyway, she’s just returning the favor Kilpatrick extended by guesting on her “Hello There,” from the Birdwatchers EP.

She also adds some backing work on the excellently moody “Rock and Roll Never Changes,” where Matt Lydon opens with deep-seated drums, heavy on the kick and the toms, and “we dance by the light of the moon till morning comes/But I don’t know how to feel, our wires are all crossed.” It’s a story of love unrequited, or maybe left untried: “Call you back and say, ‘rock and roll never changes’/But I left your number on the floor/In the back of a beat up cab wishing I had the guts to face my fears/When did all the good time girls go home?”

You might ask, too, where the good-time, sunshiney Pete Kilpatrick went after the first run through Shapes and Sounds, but I can assure you he’s just in brief hibernation.

Check back soon and visit PeteKilpatrickBand.com for more information about ‘Shapes and Sounds’.

The Pete Kilpatrick Band – ‘September Leaves’ Free Download

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009
The Pete Kilpatrick Band has decided to make “September Leaves” off of the album Hope In Our Hearts available for free download after release of the promotional video available below.

The Pete Kilpatrick Band - September Leaves [mp3] [amazon]

* If you are having difficulty streaming the song, try right clicking and selecting “Save Target As”





For more information, please visit The PKB on MySpace. To download the rest of Hope In Our Hearts by The Pete Kilpatrick Band click HERE.

Pete Kilpatrick Band – September Leaves Video

Sunday, September 27th, 2009
We have sort of realized that people like looking at things. Specifically, people like looking at fun video footage with music playing in the background. As such, we have put together a bunch of footage from in and around The Pete Kilpatrick Band’s performance at the Port City Music Hall and coupled it with a song that we feel is fitting for this chilly New England air! Here’s the video:



For videos of full songs from this concert please click HERE.

Pete Kilpatrick: MaineToday.com

Thursday, September 24th, 2009
As listed in the shows section, Pete Kilpatrick will be performing this Saturday, September 19th at the Biddeford City Theater. The show will feature Pete and three other great songwriters: Marie Moreshead, Pete Miller & Anni Clark.

Pete Kilpatrick Performs Live in Biddeford



Here is the description of the event provided by MaineToday.com:

Building upon the recent success of Live at the Opera House: An Evening w/ Maine’s Finest Female Artists in Waterville and Camden Maine and most recently as a co-ed musical event at One Longfellow Square in Portland, Der Simonian Communications, LLC. presents another collection of Maine’s strongest talent at the Biddeford City Theater on Saturday, September 19th at 8PM. Audiences will be treated to original live acoustic performances from the core of Maine’s Finest Songwriters including Pete Kilpatrick, Marie Moreshead, Pete Miller and Anni Clark.

Below is the portion of the article about Pete Kilpatrick:

Pete Kilpatrick has received high honors including Maine’s Best Local Act 2006, 2007 and 2009 in addition to Best Male Vocalist in 2008 and 2009 by the Portland Phoenix. He has sold over 30,000 albums and shared the stage with nationally known performers including Dave Matthews, Guster, O.A.R, Ray Lamontagne, Blues Traveler and many more. Recently dubbed one of ‘Maine’s top 10 artists to watch in 2009’ by the Portland Press Herald, Pete has also been embraced by the Boston music scene and was recently nominated for a Boston Music Award. According to Portland Phoenix music critic Sam Pfeifle, “What’s most important is that the songwriting is constantly interesting, and [Kilpatrick’s] not afraid to take chances.” Trend-setting genre giant Jason Mraz said, “These guys are freaking radical!”

Tickets ($20 balcony / $25 floor) are available online at www.citytheater.org, by phone (207) 282-0849 or in person at any Bull Moose Music location in Maine.

Video from the last Pete Kilpatrick Band performance can be found HERE.

LIVE Video: Pete Kilpatrick Band at Port City Music Hall

Sunday, September 13th, 2009
Below are three videos of The Pete Kilpatrick Band performing live at Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME on September 11th. Check it out!


The Pete Kilpatrick Band - Spark



The Pete Kilpatrick Band - Regulators (Warren G/Nate Dogg Cover)



The Pete Kilpatrick Band - Yesterday Love

Portland Press Herald interviews Pete Kilpatrick

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009
The Portland Press Herald recently interviewed Pete Kilpatrick. The article discusses Pete’s songwriting, his musical favorites and his upcoming show at the Port City Music Hall.

Here is a snippet from the article:

You spent your adolescence in the great state of Maine. What’s the best song you’ve ever written in a decidedly Maine spot? Why did that place move you to write the song?


Pete Kilpatrick: I write most of my songs at home, but the majority of the songs written for the last record, “Hope in Our Hearts,” were written up on the Eastern Prom park during the spring of ‘08. Us Portlanders are so fortunate to have that area up there. It’s breathtaking, and was also designed by the same dude who designed Central Park in NYC. I kayak out there a lot, and it’s very inspiring.


Click here to read the full article.

Pete Kilpatrick Band Headlines at Port City Music Hall

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
The Pete Kilpatrick Band will be headlining a great night of music at the Port City Music Hall on Friday, September 11th in Portland, Maine. Performing alongside PKB will be the Adam Ezra Group and other special guests! The show is 21+.

The Port City Music Hall is a brand new 600+ capacity venue in the Portland area that provides a vast array of local and national talent. Other featured events taking place at the Port City Music Hall include Cage The Elephant, Sufjan Stevens, Soulive, The Lemonheads, and many more.

For more details, please check out any of the following links:

The Six Star Promotion Shows Page.

The Event Page at Port City Music Hall.

The Facebook Event Page.

Buy Tickets Here.