"At 21 years old, Michalis (pronounced Mik-all-is) Patterson has lived more life than some people who are well into their retirement years. "
- The Source Weekly
His gruff, older-than-his-years voice, which at times brings to mind a young Scott Weiland.
- Bend Bulletin
"Michalis Patterson uses his music to provide an outlet for those suffering from addiction, depression and mental health issues"
- Ann Pick
In his own words:
“Growing up I always had a great sense of curiosity. I was fascinated with different worlds and people I never knew. Fascinated with the idea that maybe one day I could share with them something special. Something that would inspire. I began my voyage into music when I was ten years old and it consumed my life in a very great way. In years to come I played festivals around the West Coast and Sisters Folk Festival for four years.
After graduating high school at 17, I moved to New Zealand to teach music on the North Island and played shows around Palmerston North and Wellington. Upon arriving back to the states I performed around Oregon, California and Washington.
While making the right contacts in the music industry I was determined to never settle and to have full control of my music. A difficult priority to have in the industry today.
After returning from playing some shows in Seattle I had a calling to travel to Italy and decided to bring my music to Europe in 2015. Performing around venues in Rome, Genova, and La Spezia. Eventually, making my way down to Sicilia and playing a tour in Siracusa.
Upon returning home I went to work with Creativefire Studios and RobDawg Studios to create an album of my original music. After several months of hard work with incredibly talented musicians we completed the album and began “Lost yet Found” 2016 European and Middle Eastern Tour.
The Lost yet Found Tour began in September of 2016 in Sicily, Italy. Playing shows around Siracusa and Ortigia in Clubs, Theaters and Cultural Centers. In October of 2016 I was flown for an Octoberfest event in the United Kingdom, where I played a seven day festival in Kenilworth, England. Afterwards, I returned to Sicily to complete one last show before moving on to Romania and the Middle East. It was in the Middle East that I focused on the message behind my tour “Folk & Faith”. Playing shows each week for nearly 3 months in Israel I took the proceeds from my album to Wadi Rum, Jordan where I spent several weeks designing websites for local Bedouins to create a sustainable business by the time I left. I spent my time in Jordan playing shows for the local Bedouins of Wadi Rum and Petra including music, empowerment and motivational speaking.
My dream in life has always been to inspire, to change lives one city, one country and one person at a time. To me this is the most personal and meaningful love I can give to my audience and fans. It has been such a blessing to tour these past several years and continue to share my passion with my brothers and sisters of the world. Thank you for your support and motivation to keep pursuing my dream.”