Patent Pending (band)


Patent Pending (band)

Infobox musical artist
Name = Patent Pending


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Background = group_or_band
Origin = Mount Sinai, New York, USA
Genre = Pop punk Post hardcore
Years_active = 2001–present
Label = We Put Out Records
URL = [http://www.patentpendingsmells.com/ patentpendingsmells.com]
Current_members = Michael Ragosta Joe Ragosta Marc Kantor Anthony Mingoia Jason Beiner
Past_members = Drew Buffardi Pat Cauchi Josh Bolt Steve Chirichella

Patent Pending is a pop punk band from Mt. Sinai, New York. The band has been together since 2001 and has played hundreds of shows all across the United States.Fact|date=September 2008 They have played with many bands, including Taking Back Sunday, Motion City Soundtrack, Catch 22, MC Lars, Cobra Starship, Suburban Legends,Gym Class Heroes, and Family Force 5.Fact|date=September 2008

Biography

Beginnings

Patent Pending started out as a Ska punk band in 2000 with Joe Ragosta, Steve Chirichella, and Josh Bolt. In 2001, Chirichella and Bolt left, and were replaced by Michael Ragosta, Anthony Mingoia, and Drew Buffardi were added. The band started out playing in people's backyards, church basements, and any place that people would let them play. The band added sax player, Pat Cauchi, in 2002. Before being signed, the band shifted their focus to pop punk when Cauchi quit the band in order to pursue his studies.Fact|date=September 2008

Local success

Patent Pending started to gain a local following known as the P-UNIT (a play on G-Unit). After attracting local attention, the band played hundreds of shows across the country,Fact|date=September 2008 sold thousands of CDs and DVDs,Fact|date=September 2008 and gained a large following on MySpace.Fact|date=September 2008

Getting signed

In 2005, We Put Out Records signed Patent Pending. Later that year, the band recorded "Save Each Other, the Whales Are Doing Fine" at Big Blue Meanie Studios in Hoboken, New Jersey, with Joseph A. Pedulla producing. The album was released in 2006.

Marc Across America

On April 16, 2007, guitarist Marc Kantor began riding his bicycle from Levittown, New York to San Diego, California. His mission was to help raise money and awareness for The American Heart Association. A portion of the proceeds were also donated to the Rhiannon Chloe Foundation, a foundation started to help children in need with leukemia. He successfully completed this on June 7, 2007.Fact|date=September 2008

Personnel

Current members

*Michael Ragosta - Vocals (2001-present)
*Joe Ragosta - Lead guitar, Backing vocals (2000-present)
*Marc Kantor - Rhythm guitar (2006-present)
*Jay Biener- Bass guitar (2007-present)
*Anthony Mingoia - Drums (2001-present)

Former members

*Steve Chirichella - Drums (2000-2001)
*Josh Bolt - Guitar (2000-2001)
*Drew Buffardi - Bass guitar (2001-2006)
*Pat Cauchi - Saxophone (2002-2004)
*Bobby Grant - bass (2008)(fill-in)
*Matt "Rosie" Rosenberg - Saxophone (2004)
*Robert Ragosta - Guitar (A regular fill-in rather than an official band member.)

Discography

EPs

*"Meet the Fat Kids" (winter, 2001)
#"Sushi James"
#"Saturday Morning"
*"Air Drew" (winter, 2002)
#"Blind Stare"
#"Sweet Tooth"
#"Drop the Chalupa"
#"Luv Struck Mess"
#"Fat Chance"
*"Drive By" (summer, 2002)
#"Cheer Up Emo Kid"
#"Donkey"
#"Sushi James"
#"Red Martians"
#"Fatty Magee's Saxophone Adventures"

Albums

*"The Pirate House" (spring, 2001)
#"Congratulations"
#"Ever After"
#"Sushi James"
#"Prom Song"
#"Saturday Morning"
#"Ahoyyy"
#"Take Me Home"
#"Lolly Pop Ring"
#"Monster Ballad"
#"Bolero"
*"Don't Quit Your Day Job" (2004)
#"Los Angeles"
#"Decemberween"
#"Bad News Bear"
#"Tipperary"
#"Dying In Mt. Sinai"
#"The Most Important Song Ever Written"
#"Yellow Snow"
#"Snake Eyes"
#"Cheer Up Emo Kid"
#"Parting Gifts"
#"The Hoe Down"
#"Levittown Is For Lovers"
#"Red Martians Redux"
#"Decemberween" (acoustic)
*"...Is Your Biological Father" (2004)
#"The June Spirit"
#"Los Angeles"
#"Decemberween"
#"Tipperary"
#"Sixty-Seven Dollars and No Sense"
#"Bad News Bear"
#"Yellow Snow"
#"Cheer Up Emo Kid"
#"Dying In Mt. Sinai"
#"It's All on Me"
#"One Less Heart to Break"
#"Levittown Is for Lovers"(also includes the music video for "The June Spirit")
*"Save Each Other, the Whales Are Doing Fine" (6 June 2006, We Put Out Records)

Compilations

*"Girls Like It Short" (Runaway Studios, 2001) ("Saved by the Bell (A.C. Slater)")
*"Undiscovered Punk 2: Long Island Scene" (2002) ("Cheer Up Emo Kid" and "Fat Chance")

DVDs

*"Drop and Give Me 20" (2003)
*"Bring It On" (2005)

External links

* [http://www.patentpendingsmells.com/ Official website]
*myspace|patentpending|Patent Pending


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