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Patty PerShayla and the Mayhaps

Saturday, August 17 · view days & times
Venue: Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks

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“Patty is a five-foot singer with a ten-foot voice.” - Nicholas James Thomasma “…house-shaking vocal presence…stadium-worthy sound…” - Ann Arbor Summer Festival “…a band with plenty to say— and the means to make you pay attention.” - Tinnitist Patty PerShayla is a rarity as a combination singer and bassist, but has established herself as a stand-out performer by also perching on one leg or strutting the stage in platform heels while fronting her power trio, Patty PerShayla & The Mayhaps. Originally hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Patty and guitarist Lucas Powell played hundreds of shows and racked up thousands of miles before landing in Nashville to explore new sounds. Their EP, Perpetual Motion Machine (winner of Best Rock/Pop Album at the 2024 WYCE Jammie Awards) features riff-driven rock anthems with their signature punky blues grit and a tasteful touch of twang. Always emoting for the cheap seats and boasting a big attitude, the heart of the Mayhaps is PerShayla’s vocal delivery and her quirky, pointed lyrics, ready to call out injustice or just simply shout the big feelings away.

While maintaining a steady touring schedule with the band, Patty and Lucas are teaming up to produce Patty’s first full-length solo record in 2024. The upcoming album will feature select songs from her Patreon songwriting sessions, which tend to be more introspective and often start on acoustic guitar or ukulele. Deeply passionate about following the music of her mood, Patty manages both projects from her home studio and has relied on crowdfunding sources like Kickstarter and regular listener support to continue her full-time career as an independent artist.

Patty’s musical endeavors have taken many forms: from basement jam session background singer in her formative years, to cantor and piano accompanist at school Masses in middle school, parody performer at Harry Potter conventions as a teen, alternative folk singer-songwriter and solo artist, multi-instrumentalist and side artist for The Accidentals, front woman for two Rush tribute acts (Catch the Fish and YYNOT), and full-on independent rock ’n’ roll banshee. Very recently, she discovered a new love for co-writing while working on collaborative album Sixthman Sessions Vol. 8 with fellow Rock Boat XXIII artists. Her online catalogue continues to grow from her deep well of cover songs on YouTube and continued participation in She Shreds’ annual #1riffaday challenge on Instagram. Having seen many sides of the music industry and lived several lives as a sound maker and vibe setter, her mission is to keep honing the craft and performing anywhere there’s an open space and silence to be interrupted. "There's an unceasing rock 'n' roll fire that blazes inside Patty PerShayla, evident in her refreshingly candid songwriting and impassioned, grin-inducing performances with the always on-target Mayhaps. Her music oozes infectious, blue-collar, Michigan-bred grit that's destined for a universal audience." - John Sinkevics, Local Spins

“Patty PerShayla is a force of nature, like a hurricane that sweeps through & leaves all the dishes standing. She is a friendly feral cat, a rock ‘n’ roll Tinkerbell, who plays the most vicious music your mom will ever love.” - Chad Wedeven, Stolen Wallpaper

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Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks
645 E. First Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
610-332-1300
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