Proudly sponsored by Taylor Guitars, Pat Dowling is a professional musician who has traveled internationally for work. His use of a loop pedal to layer his guitar playing, singing, and beat boxing, creates an upbeat style fusing acoustic pop and hip hop. His major influences are Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay, and Ed Sheeran.
More than anything, Pat goes after what he loves. A D1 lacrosse All American from the University of Delaware, Pat was drafted to play professional lacrosse in Boston in 2011. A career ending injury brought that dream to a close and opened the door to another.
After recovering, Pat moved to San Diego to go all in on music. With the same work ethic developed through athletics, Pat practiced endlessly and took as many gigs as possible. Soon Pat began performing throughout the west coast, including gigs in Nappa Valley, Arizona, and Cabo San Lucas. In San Diego, Pat fulfilled his dream of becoming a full-time musician.
In 2017, Pat moved to Boston to be closer to his family and his hometown of Fairfield, CT. In Boston, Pat hit the ground running, performing shows six nights a week throughout the city. He has developed a strong following, with over 100k plays on Soundcloud and more than 1,400 followers on Instagram.
Pat’s persistence has awarded him many notable opportunities. For instance, he performed on the Alt 92.9 main stage for their Halloween Haunted Happenings festival in Salem, MA. Also, he was flown back to San Diego to perform on the main stage for Americas Finest Corporate Dash in front of 3,000 people. Finally, he was flown to Costa Rica to perform at a wedding on the beach in Tamarindo. In Summer 2019, Pat booked weekly shows at The Cisco Brewery pop up site in Boston’s Seaport District.
Pat lives in Boston with his wife, daughter, and their English bull dog.
PRAISE FOR PAT
"Pat Dowling is someone we trust; We know he is going to show up on time, dress sharp, and be a complete gentleman at every event we book together. The best part is that we never have to 'sell' clients on his attention to detail or unique song selections - they recognize that the first time they meet him. It is no surprise that Pat Dowling has grown to be one of our most requested musicians."
/// Josh Williford- Owner, Acoustic Spot Talent LLC.
"Pat Dowling is both a talented entertainer but a professional as well. He helped establish our room as a credible entertainment venue here in San Diego and is welcome to come back anytime!"
/// Bob Walin - Owner of The Shout House, San Diego's #1 Live Music Venue
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