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Profile: TAMA clinician and the drummer of ex-MR. BIG
Masterpieces: The ballade 'To Be With You' from Mr. Big's 2nd album 'Lean Into it' (reaches #1 in US chart)

  • Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1959. He got his 1st drumset at age 14 and learned the drums by himself.
  • Starts his career as a drummer after high school. Joins the top 40 cover band and played at clubs in US and Canada. In 1983-84 he plays original songs with Exposure. Then works as a session drummer for major artists as Impelliteri, Ted Nugent, Robert Plant, etc Pat joins Mr.Big in 1988 and releases the debut album in 1989. Mr. Big disbands in 2002. Nowadays he has been playing with Richie Kotzen.


TAMA Drum Clinic by Pat Torpey in Hong Kong (Oct 2003)



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