About Pattern Pusher
Pattern Pusher are an energetic soul three-piece from the South West that create uplifting, inspiring, and optimistic music that is hitting all the right notes for a world crying out for positivity.
The band is fronted by Alex Johnstone on the keys, whose soaring soulful vocals are evocative of Donny Hathaway and Ray Charles. Benny G’s wild energy on the bass and Benny C’s grooving drum rhythms underpin an unconventional lineup with a classic sound. Their crusade of happiness has earned them a loyal fan base, accolades from BBC Radio 6, support from BBC Introducing, and a string of festival shows; now lining up on the same bills as their idols.
Before lockdown, the band had just won the Glastonbury Pilton Party competition (judged by Michael Eavis) which led them to play in front of 8000 people, supporting Supergrass and Wolf Alice, and had performed all over the UK and on main stages at festivals such as Bearded Theory and Beautiful Days.
During the last year they have written and recorded their debut album which is already attracting considerable attention. The first single “Come Along” produced by John Waddell (Kylie Minogue, Londonbeat) and mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro) is due for a May release.
Post lockdown will see the band taking brand new music on the road with a span of tour dates, building towards the release of their highly anticipated debut album. You’re invited to join Pattern Pusher’s Smile High Club!
The band have recently expanded their team and are now working with management and a publisher.
“Constantly creating music that’s pushing at their comfort zone and with some of the best live shows in the business, they’re a delight to be around and deserve their success”. Sarah Gosling – (BBC Introducing Devon)
“One of the most energetic live shows” GQ magazine
“Strong classic songwriting from start to finish” – Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music)
About Alex Hart
Alex Hart has been a professional musician for 15 years. She sings, plays guitar, bass, percussion and any stringed instrument she can get her hands on!
She is an established solo artist and is currently working with Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre and Folk sensation, Seth Lakeman. Alex has toured extensively with Martin and Seth around the USA and Europe and over lockdown has produced an album from the comfort of her own home ‘Under the Covers’.
Apart from writing and recording her own music, to which she has released three records, she also appears on many other artist’s albums too.
Back in 2013, Alex was signed to two small record labels in the UK and the US. During this time she released a cover version of Angie Stone’s ‘I Wish I Didn’t Miss You’ which reached no.2 in the dance charts and was supported by Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1.
During the pandemic, she has become a self employed music teacher and works independently and with the Barbican Theatre. Her new album that she is currently working on is due to be released this Summer.
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