Andy Patalan

Guitarist, Vocalist, Engineer.

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I specialize in guitar!!! I play guitar with Sponge, (toured the world playing it) engineered guitar for (Ted Nugent, Taproot, Sponge) own a boat load of guitar amps, Friedman, Naylor, Vox, Carr, Randall, Marshall, Mojotone, Rebel...have a herd of guitars to choose from Fender, Gibson, Reverend, Taylor, Ibanez, Jerry Jones, Music Man...

I’ve been called a musical handymanl. I’m a producer, studio engineer, mastering engineer, live engineer, session guitarist, session vocalist, original song writer, video editor and more. From rock to country to pop. I’ve recorded and produced in studios all over the US, toured the globe and have played shows in 48 states.

I play guitar for Sponge, have engineered Cheap Trick, Ted Nugent, Taproot.... toured the world playing guitar, produced countless albums, written hundreds of original songs (Solid Frog, Throttlebody) performed lead vocal and guitar, performed on many TV shows (The Late Late Show, The View, ESPN...Mixed live sound at countless large venues.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

AllMusic verified credits for Andy Patalan
  • Sponge
  • Sponge
  • Sponge
  • Sponge
  • Ted Nugent
  • Ted Nugent
  • Ted Nugent
  • Ted Nugent
  • Ted Nugent
  • Ted Nugent
  • Ted Nugent
  • Jeremy Porter & the Tucos
  • Jeremy Porter & the Tucos
  • Jeremy Porter & the Tucos
  • Sponge
  • Sponge
  • Sponge
  • Sponge
  • Sponge
  • Electric Six
  • Brownsville Station
  • Brownsville Station
  • Brownsville Station
  • Brownsville Station
  • Brownsville Station
  • Taproot
  • Shram
  • Brian Schram
  • Shram
  • Brian Schram
  • Taproot
  • Taproot
  • Konniption Fit
  • Konniption Fit
  • Konniption Fit
  • Konniption Fit
  • Konniption Fit
  • Konniption Fit
  • Konniption Fit
  • The Orbitsuns
  • Slap Maggy
  • Slap Maggy
  • Sponge
  • Sponge
  • Sponge
  • Sponge
  • Sponge
  • Sponge
  • Warning
  • Warning
  • Warning
  • The Fags
  • Most Wanted
  • Most Wanted
  • Most Wanted
  • Most Wanted
  • Most Wanted
  • Crud
  • Crud
  • Crud
  • Sponge
  • Sponge
  • Ace Troubleshooter
  • Supersuckers
  • Supersuckers
  • Radiocraft
  • Jettison Red
  • Jettison Red
  • The Jolly Ranchers
  • Bob Guiney
  • Bob Guiney
  • Bridge
  • Bridge
  • Bridge
  • Bridge
  • Bridge
  • Broadzilla
  • Broadzilla
  • Broadzilla
  • Broadzilla
  • Molly
  • Molly
  • Watershed
  • Peter Searcy
  • Peter Searcy
  • Maypops
  • Sponge
  • Fat Amy
  • Elephant Ears
  • Elephant Ears
  • Hoarse
  • All Hail Me
  • All Hail Me
  • All Hail Me
  • Brenda Kahn
  • Brenda Kahn
  • Solid Frog
  • Solid Frog
  • Solid Frog
  • Solid Frog
  • I Hate Mars
  • I Hate Mars
  • Nineteen Wheels
  • Undergrind
  • Undergrind
  • All Hail Me
  • All Hail Me
  • Motor Dolls
  • Motor Dolls
  • Motor Dolls
  • Motor Dolls
  • Motor Dolls
  • Motor Dolls
  • Brenda Kahn
  • Speedball
  • Speedball
  • Feisty Cadavers
  • Feisty Cadavers
  • Mental Landscape
  • Sponge
  • Universal Stomp
  • Solid Frog
  • Brenda Kahn
  • Sponge
  • Dead in 5
  • Dead in 5
  • I Hate Mars
  • I Hate Mars

Interview with Andy Patalan

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Throttlebody, my band, I wrote songs, am the lead singer, played guitar, produced, mixed and mastered the album.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Prepping for the next, my third, Ted Nugent Record

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Kern Brantley for killer Bass!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both, but analog only if the client understands to extra time involved.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: Satisfaction.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Being creative

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: When can we start? ASAP

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That I'm not available for hire.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: Are you a Detroit Lions fan?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: look for someone who listens to YOUR needs.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: Taylor acoustic, Reverend guitar (any), U87, Friedman small box, Pro Tools.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: 35 years

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: attitude with gratitude.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: King's X and Muse... Tone Tone Tone Harmonies and riffs!

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Something that is fun to play is not necessarily fun to listen to.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: Rock, Pop, Alternative, Country

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Melody lines. on guitar or vocal.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: I like to add melody or attitude to a track, but get out of the way when necessary.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: Depends on the song and the clients wish. very flexible.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Our studio, The Loft, is outfitted with world class recording gear, Pro Tools, Genelec speakers, Neve pre's, SSL Pre's and compression, Calrec pre's, Neumann mics, A room full of guitar amps, Fender, Vox, Marshall, Friedman, Naylor, Rebel, Randall and a herd of electric guitars of all kinds.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: I love musicians (guitarists) with killer tone and melodic and catchy solos. Ty Tabor, Neil Giraldo, EVH...

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: I have produced, engineered and played on hundreds of records.

Terms Of Service

Turn around varys but is usually fast. 1 week. 2 revisions are allowed.

Gear Highlights
  • API
  • Neve
  • Universal Audio
  • SSL
  • Neumann
  • ProTools
  • Genelec
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