Greetings, and welcome to my website!
My name is Patrick Carmichael, and I'm a New York based drummer/percussionist. Here on this website, you can hear samples of my drumming, watch a few videos, and read about some of the fun projects that I'm involved in. The latest big news, however, is the release of my latest album, Sanctuary. OK - I know what you're thinking - almost every musician that you know puts out a solo album at some point, so big deal... Well, you're right - however, most album projects involve gathering 4 or 5 guys (or one guy does it all), spending a few days in the studio, a day or two mixing, then poof! An album is made!!... Not me. I have spent over 2 years making this album, utilizing the talents of more than 25 musicians, not to mention countless hours myself working with synthesizers, sample libraries, and computer production. I couldn't be happier with the final results, as making music on the level of what's represented on Sanctuary has been a lifelong ambition. Click here to listen to samples and purchase a copy of the album for yourself.
Greetings! Over 25 years of professional experience has blessed me with the opportunity to travel to exotic locations around the world, play a multitude of styles of music, and work with many amazing artists. If you're needing a drummer for whatever scope of performance, I'd be more than delighted to bring this experience to your project.
In the Studio
I absolutely love going into the studio, where I have a meticulous work ethic of achieving just the right sound and vibe. I take a lot of pride in the studio work, as you can hear from the various excerpts of some of my recordings.
Flea Circus is my own band that I lead and write music for. It's a throwback to '60's era lounge and soul jazz music, and we play around the New York City area.
Van Davis is a band that I've playing with since 2001. We started out as a fusion instrumental trio, but we've since then added a vocalist and now we do mostly original funky R&B style tunes. We're a lot of fun, and we play around the New York area.