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Big Noise acted as career consultant for acclaimed Megaforce/Sony/Red recording artist Patti Rothberg from 1998-2008.

In addition, Big Noise has served as Patti's web publicists, as well as creating and maintaining her original and popular Official Website.

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Listen to Patti's cover of
'Everybody's In A Hurry to Get Nowhere'
Written by Big Noise's Al Gomes, Freddie Katz,
and David Minehan of The Neighborhoods
Performed by Freddie Katz and Patti Rothberg


"The most inspired debut in recent memory." - Billboard

"One stop from stardom...a new name triumph - a mix of urban folk and full-tilt rock." - USA Today

"Shrewdly mixing folk, ballads and power rock, Rothberg distinguishes herself from the screamers by showing her spunk without the punk." - People Magazine

"It's easy to hear echoes of Patti Smith...Rothberg sings as if the story was the most important part of her songs, and she's right...Best of all, she makes it seem so much fun." - Spin

"...Rothberg's 'Between The 1 And The 9' is a strong debut" - New York Times

"...Well-crafted songs and an appealing grainy voice--think of a distaff Dylan." - Entertainment Weekly

"A perceptive, incandescent debut." - Philadelphia Inquirer


Patti signed with EMI in February of 1995 and recording on "Between The 1 And The 9" commenced soon after. She auditioned drummer Adrian Harpham, who played drums on the album - Patti handling all bass and guitar duties herself. The album's release date was April 2, 1996, and it went on to sell over 300,000 domestically and over 200,000 in Europe and Japan. The single "Inside" reached #32 on the Billboard Pop Charts. After the album's release the rest of the touring band was rounded out. Demian Simms (guitar), James Elliott (bass), and Adam MacDougal (keyboards) completed the line-up, and Patti and the band toured the U.S. supporting Chris Isaak, The Wallflowers, Midnight Oil, and Paul Westerberg. TV appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night With David Letterman, Oprah, and Canada's Much Music. Bass player James left in mid 1996 replaced by Carl Carter who toured with Patti in Europe supporting The Black Crowes (Feb. 1997).

It was later that same year that Patti played a simple acoustic set at Acme Underground back in NYC again. On sound that night was NYC rock legend Freddie Katz. The two discussed bands they both loved: Classic David Bowie, Alice Cooper, The Only Ones, Kate Bush, and local NYC bands The Creeps, The Cycle Sluts From Hell, New York Dolls, and The Velvet Underground were just a few. Patti saw that Freddie had the right influences to take her music where it wanted to go and enlisted him to produce a demo for 'You Killed My Time,' one of her new songs. Both were pleased with the initial results and decided to continue recording what was to become Patti's second album "Candelabra Cadabra." The album was recorded in Long Island with Freddie's longtime friend, engineering whiz Bob Stander, in a now defunct studio called Avalon. The studio's name proved to be fateful due to the Pre-Raphaelite imagery of the album. College pal Vanessa Johnson designed the cd booklet with Patti, solidifying Parsons' role in the saga. The two had met in the school computer center; Vanessa's tell tale guitar magazine sticking out of her knapsack.

Recently Patti completed "Double Standards," a collection of new songs which will be released through Megaforce/Sony/Red. It is the culmination of the melodic pop rock associated with "1&9", and the psychedelic explorations and Queen-like harmonies of the "Candelabra" era. The combination is doubly delicious. The title track is an exploration of the concept of good vs. evil wherein " ...the devil loves a double standard and heaven isn't selling cheap..." The album is split down the middle between hard rock and heartfelt acoustic songs. What brings it all together is Patti's melodic sensibility and unique lyrical perceptions. Had this been the age of vinyl, the harder songs might all go on one side, the softer on the other. Both are unmistakably Patti and equally true to her musical leanings. Patti is looking forward to touring in support of "Double Standards".

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