Pat CarpenterFrom Classic Beach Music, Rhythm & Blues, standards of the 40's and 50's, to 70’s and 80’s dance music and today's pop and country favorites, "Pat Carpenter" has the musical versatility to satisfy even the most discriminating audiences.
Considered by his peers as one of the finest vocalists in the business, he has toured with several popular bands throughout the South. Many of you might remember Pat from his years with the Poor Souls Band from Charlotte. In addition to winning the 1982 Beach Music Awards’ “Album of the Year”, Pat, along with the rest of the members of the Poor Souls, received the prestigious honor of being inducted into the Beach Music Hall of Fame.
Working as free lance engineer and producer at his own recording studio in Charlotte over the past few years, Pat scored numerous hits on the beach music charts with original recordings of “Each & Every Kiss”, “Baby Let the Good Times Roll”, “On & Off”, and “Lucky, Lucky Me”.
In 1996 Pat again received recognition for his talents by winning the Cammy Awards’ “Engineer of the Year” for his work on the Breeze Band’s album "Second Wind", which was recorded at "Pat's Place"… as his studio has now become called by most. The combined efforts and hard work on “Second Wind" was honored with yet another Cammy Award… “ Album of the Year”.
Pat was lead vocalist and guitarist for the Tempests as well as his own groups; however, Pat sang and played drums with the Catalinas, Dancing Machine, Rendezvous and The Coasters… to name a few.
Pat joined Legends of Beach in May of 2011 and currently resides in Charlotte, where he still engineers, records, and produces music in his studio, still referred to as “Pat’s Place”.