Guitar / Vocals
Patent Pending is an acrobatic gang of musical misfits from Long Island, New York. With a never-say-die attitude and enough live energy to power Times Square, the group is set on giving listeners a reason to forget about the chaos of everyday life. With shows growing in size from basements to amphitheaters, 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 the support of their incredibly loyal fanbase, better known as The Second Family, Patent Pending has released an impressive number of albums and EPs, including the most recent Other People's Greatest Hits in 2017. Pulling from all corners of the musical spectrum, the aptly titled album is a fearless and genre-bending take on arena ready anthems like “Spice Up Your Life” and “Livin’ La Vida Loca.”
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 state side rotation on MTV, MTV2, MTVu, Fuse on Demand and Scuzz TV in the United Kingdom. In 2012, The Pending’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 an opening spot on their massive UK Tour. That first trip to Europe proved to be a life changer for the New York natives. The band has since returned for multiple headlining tours and performances at the historic Download Festival with the likes of Slipknot and Iron Maiden.
Having headlined numerous tours in the UK and toured alongside acts like Simple Plan and Bowling For Soup, Patent Pending shows no signs of slowing down and even less of forgetting where they came from. Frontman 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."