Patent Pending is an acrobatic gang of musical misfits from in Long Island, New York. With a never-say-die attitude and enough live energy to power Times Square, they’ve set their sites on taking over the music industry from the ground up. Growing in size from basements to amphitheaters across the world, from VFW Halls to sold out headlining shows in the United Kingdom, they’ve never let go of the genuine DIY code of ethics the band was founded on over a decade ago. The live show, which has been described as “psychotically fun and dramatically moving,” is an inspiring testament to the passion the band pours into every aspect of their lives. With an ever growing army of “lifers” behind them (better known as – “The Second Family”) Patent Pending continues to deliver new music that pulls influence from all corners of the musical spectrum, creating a fearless and eclectic blend of genre-bending, arena ready anthems.
Hard work and dedication have yielded some incredible results for Patent Pending. They’ve enjoyed the success of three music videos reaching the coveted #1 spot on MTV.com, with rotation on MTV, MTV2, MTVu, Fuse on Demand in the United States as well as Kerrang TV and Scuzz TV in the United Kingdom in 2015. In 2012 PP’s warrior like determination won them the Billboard Music Awards “Dream Seeker Of The Year” trophy and afforded them the honor of delivering a ground-shaking performance of their song “Dance Til We Die” in front of a National Television audience of over 8 MILLION home viewers. Later that year, opportunity came knocking again in a big way when pop-rock legends “Bowling For Soup” gave the band a supporting slot on their massive UK Tour. That first trip to Europe proved to be a life changer for the New York natives, leading the band to return for multiple sold out headlining UK tours and even helped earn them a spot on Donnington Park’s historic DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL with the likes of Slipknot and Iron Maiden and a spot on Australia’s legendary SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL. The fan-base continues to grow globally in 2015 as the band has added Germany and Australia to their list of regular touring routes.
With an insatiable desire for creating new music and a genuine love for performing live, Patent Pending shows no signs of slowing down and even less of forgetting where they came from. A quote from a recent interview with front man, Joe Ragosta can best explain – “The music makes us a band, the connection with the people who listen to that music makes us a family, and family is stronger than anything.”