Pat McHenry is an award winning songwriter, performer and recording artist from the PNW.
Influences: Ryan Adams, Paul McCartney, Rufus Wainwright, Buck Owens,
Pat McHenry grew up in the smallish town of Spokane, WA - halfway between Seattle and Missoula - where his eagerness for greater things quickly found him playing in up and coming NW bands. After showcasing in Austin's SXSW Music Festival while on tour he decided to strike out on his own. He formed Mon Chéri taking duties on singing, guitar, and songwriting. After many shows with the band, local, regional, and national coverage, touring adventures, and being ‘found’ by MTV he decided to go further with identifying his own sound and strike out with a solo project.
His latest album, Revel in the Echo, self-produced and recorded at home in Seattle, represents the last 3 years of traveling, writing, recording, playing, and living. It is a healthy dose of Pop tunes-al-a-mode with latin-jazzy aftertastes, relatable story telling, catchy melodies, and winsome composition. It is velvety, sophisticated songwriting atop a feathery bed of melodies the whole family can enjoy. Pat's music has been featured on TV, Radio, Independent movies, and a few commercials (Comcast, Foxnews, MTV). His latest sync with ABC's Cougar Town featured a song he wrote, for a previous album, called 'Go On Go On'. His original song 'Precious Thing' was featured in Global Credit Union's 2014 credit card campaign.
Mark Ward blends moving lyrics about life and love into artfully arranged songs that are known for their intensity and sincerity. Whether playing solo or backed by a band, Marks songs move easily from haunting and melodic to powerfully guitar-driven; emphasizing his love of well-written music and his own folky lyrical style.