Patch Mahoney is an independent drummer out of Phoenix, AZ. Originally from Los Angeles, CA, where he first picked up the sticks, Patch moved out to Arizona where he would eventually graduate from U of A. Shortly after graduating, Patch began his touring and session career, going on 5 national tours and playing with artists including Kenny Holland, Cloverton, and Tyler Dial, to name a few. Currently, Patch is in the studio working on two EPs to be released in late 2020, while continuing to develop an online presence.
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceFor sure during a festival in Maine! It was my first show with that particular band, and I had hopped on board mid-tour with not much time for rehearsals. Over 3000 people showed up, and everything came together and just flowed!
What Drives Your Creativity?Creativity comes from a lot of different places for me. I get really inspired by any musician that plays every note with a purpose, great drum tones, and especially the "feel" of a kit. When I'm playing with some fresh sticks, fresh heads, and some great sounding cymbals, the ideas just start pouring out!
Why do you choose Vic Firth?The consistency that Vic Firth delivers allows me to be confident in knowing exactly how that stick is going to feel every time I pick it up! My favorite Vic Firth product is by far the American Classic 5B stick. Everything about it just feels so good. There's so much detail that goes into these sticks and the consistency is just wild!