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Project 222 (2008)

Brent's first go at the RPM Challenge. He wore all the hats for this one, Producer, Engineer, Writer and Performer of all instruments and vocals.

NĜiME (2009)

A collection of songs and performances by Brent Kirkpatrick with Aga Plonska, Ocean Milan, Mendon Kissling, MT Karthik, CK Wilde, Stephanie Downing, Jennifer Kaslow Parker, Katie(Salt), Martha(Salt).

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Brent Kirkpatrick

BIOGRAPHY

Brent Kirkpatrick first sat behind a drum set at the age of seven while at a summer camp in Louisiana called "Singing Water". He has hated summer camp ever since. He began playing the trumpet at age 10 for the prestigious Twin Oaks Elementary School Band. In the sixth grade his instructor saw such promise in Brent that she advanced him to the seventh grade band. This has remained one of Brent's greatest accomplishments. At age 15, after years of struggling to learn how to play guitar on his own, attempting to play "Barracuda" by pathetically plucking at six open strings, Brent broke down and asked for some help. With a little guidance he quickly learned "Smoke On The Water" and eventually impressed his friends with a wicked rendition of Ozzy's "Crazy Train". "Barracuda" still eludes him. By 17 he was in his first band Lost Grey Cat. Though the band never actually played or wrote any songs they had a cool little logo with a cat playing the drums wearing fingerless leather gloves. His next band Eleventh Hour, in which Brent was the drummer and vocalist, did play and write songs but they sucked. In spring of 1991 Brent moved to Austin, TX to become the drummer for the band Nogood Boyo. They released their record "Anywhere The Cat Can Go" in 1992 and toured the states for about two years. The highlights of those years were meeting Les Paul and playing with bands like No Means No, Girls Against Boys, White Zombie, Reverend Horton Heat and others. The Band split in 1995 after numerous disappointments from the likes of Lawyers, Managers and Record labels. Brent moved to New York in October of 1997 and began writing and performing his own songs for the first time. In 2000 RevOloCien released his first solo record "O" on which he played and sang everything. The material was recorded at multiple home studios with the help of engineer Herb Dishman who would go on to work on Brent's next RevOloCien release "Never The Water" which took two years to complete and was released in 2004. Brent played nearly everything with former band mate Andrew Solin adding some electric guitar and Austin friends Wade Morrison and Rebekah Whitehurst playing bass. After the record was completed Brent enlisted the help of Herb Dishman on Drums, Dan Valedez on Bass, and Jay Beta on guitar. After about a year playing out in New York the band and Brent were cast in an Indie film called "Flakes" produced by InDigEnt which was filmed in Pre Katrina New Orleans and features the songs "Wanna Be" and "UR1". The film, Starring Zoey Deschanel, Aaron Stanford and Christopher Lloyd was released in December 2007. In late January of 2008 Brent got an email from a friend about something called the RPM Challenge. An online challenge to record an entire record, 10 songs or 35 minutes long, in just one month, February. Thrilled by the idea Brent spent a couple of days straightening out his basement studio in Brooklyn and made a rough plan for the project. At midnight on February 1 he pressed record and 29 days later released his third CD called "Project 222" which was posted on www.rpmchallenge.com. This was the first time Brent worked completely alone on a project. He was engineer, producer, writer, and performer of all instruments and vocals. For the RPM Challenge 2009 he invited friends to participate with him, asking them to contribute whatever they wanted, and many responded. Some actually played instruments and sang on the record including Aga P?onska who sang on “The New Retro” and former Nogood Boyo band mates Corey Butler and Andrew Solin who played pedal steel and guitar on “The Way You Think”. Songwriter Mendon Kissling wrote and sang on“Road Dog” , and Ocean Milan sang his song “Spring Time” in a voice mail to which Brent added Piano and Guitar. M.T. Karthik, C.K.Wilde, Jay Holland, Jennifer Kaslow, Stephanie Downing, Jason Duty, Katie(Salt) and Martha(Salt) all left voice mails and sent files via email that Brent mixed into the album which is called NĜiME. It was released March 2, 2009.

BAND MEMBERS
Brent Kirkpatrick-Vocals, Drums, Bass, Guitars, Keys(piano, celesta, melodica, synth)and other Misc. Additional members on NĜiME: Ocean Milan-Vocals (Spring Time) Mendon Kissling-Acoustic and electric guitar, vocals, writer (Road Dog) Aga Plonska-vocals (The New Retro) Andrew Solin-electric guitar (The Way You Think) Corey Butler-pedal steel (The Way You Think) Sound Senders: Jay Holland (Super Bowl Sunday) Jennifer Kaslow Parker, Stephanie Downing, C.K.Wilde, Katie(Salt) and Martha(Salt, Jason Duty, M.T. Karthik. (That Just Happened)

YEARS COMPLETED
2008,2009,2012

GENRES
Alternative

OTHER BAND SITES
http://www.brentkirkpatrick.com/Site/eyesofa.html
http://www.myspace.com/brentkirkpatrick


Completed Albums

Project 222(2008)

Brent's first go at the RPM Challenge. He wore all the hats for this one, Producer, Engineer, Writer and Performer of all instruments and vocals.


Below
Eda
Sad Strings (Day 11)
In The Water
Capo
Sad Strings (Day 26)
Never Been
Last Minute
Sad Strings (Day 29)
Um Stuff

NĜiME(2009)

A collection of songs and performances by Brent Kirkpatrick with Aga Plonska, Ocean Milan, Mendon Kissling, MT Karthik, CK Wilde, Stephanie Downing, Jennifer Kaslow Parker, Katie(Salt), Martha(Salt).


Spring Time   Download
Isn't The First Time   (preferred)   Download
Super Bowl Sunday   Download
Tumble   Download
All The Way   Download
Road Dog   Download
The New Retro   Download
That Just Happened   Download
The Way You Think   Download
Dots Pieces Is Good   Download

2012 Album(2012)


No tracks have been uploaded for this album yet.