From: United States
Genre: Rock, pop,jazz, r&b
Formed in 1993, Main Offender was originally based in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The core of the band was comprised of three brothers - John Jr., Jeff, and Gary Patackas - and their good friend Jon Doty. The reaction to the band's original material and live performances in the area was very positive. As a result, the band relocated to New York City in 1998 to get a taste of the real business. While there, the band successfully landed gigs at Manhattan clubs such as The Lion's Den, Elbow Room, The Wetlands, Rock N' Roll Cafe, and Orange Bear among others. The band also opened for acts like Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, John Sebastian, and other acts. While in New York City, the band produced two CD's - Platinum Demo and Duein Time, which are available on CDBaby. Two tracks on the former and all of the latter were recorded by the late Grammy-winning artist Steve Burgh at Baby Monster Studio in Manhattan, NY and SB Studios in Kingston, NY.
In February 2005, the music industry and Main Offender lost a good friend, engineer, musician, and producer Steve Burgh. Not long thereafter, Paul DePietro joined the band as its fifth member. Having relocated back to Northeastern Pennsylvania, the new lineup began performing live with renewed vigor and wrote new material for their previous album released in the summer of 2007, "THE SECRET INGREDIENT", which was completed with Chris Andersen and Bruce Berky at Nevessa Productions in Woodstock, NY.
In August 2008, the band started recording new songs at the Windmill Agency in Lake Ariel, Pennsylavania. With the help from engineer and friend Eric " Suaves" Ritter, the band had finally completed their most unique and creative album yet, "FAR BEYOND YONDER " released August 2010.
Although their sound is ultimately rock influenced by many styles and genres of music, the band has created their own unique sound. That sound is original, it's true, it's refreshing, it's revolutionary, it's MAIN OFFENDER!
JULY 3, 2013
Main Offender continues to perform and write music.
The band is fianlly releasing their new album "SAL'S MAGIC LOUNGE" which has 18 fantastic songs!!! check out one of the songs from album "YOU KEEP ME ROCKIN" MAIN OFFENDER thanks everyone for listening and supporting their music. Please continue to support and spread the word will you? Join us at www.mainoffenderband.com or one of the provided links on this page.
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If interested in purchasing MAIN OFFENDER'S new album, drop us a line.. should be available within a few days at www.mainoffenderband.com.. write a personal e-mail with a valid address they will send you one with free shipping and handling for only $10.00. please become a fan forever , e-mail MAIN OFFENDER and get fantastic deals... peace!!!