Meet the band...
BROGUE... "New England's Premier Classic Rock Cover Band"... is a popular 4-piece group, based in Boston MA.!
The Bandís focus is to give a high energy performance for dancing and listening, playing current songs and oldies from a variety of musical styles, including Rock, top-40, Reggae, Blues, Folk, Irish, Country, Motown, plus almost anything by request.
All of the group's members have had extensive experience working with a variety of established recording artists,bands & performance situations in various music styles!
Since 2003, BROGUE has been performing their wide variety of high-energy music music for clubs, restaurants, corporate events, and private parties!
Look around our site and see why BROGUE is the right choice for your entertainment needs!
Vocals and Guitar
Founder and leader.
Patrick comes from Mullingar Ireland. He played Bass guitar with the "Mystics" at age seventeen, and then moved on to play with the "Swingtime Aces". In 1967, Patrick joined the Joe Dolan Band, Irelandís number one Pop group. They toured Russia, Israel, Las Vegas, South Africa, Canada, Ireland and England.
Patrick came to Boston in 1974 to pursue a degree at Berkelee College of Music, and graduated in 1977. He then returned to Ireland and played with the Peter Law Band , and then again played with Joe Dolan for another eight years.
Patrick returned again to Boston, and after two years of solo playing, started Brogue as a duo. Under the leadership of Patrick, Brogue expanded to a 4 piece high energy rock band in 2005.
Lead Guitar, Vocals
Dave is from New Jersey, where as a young boy he was exposed to the music of his mother who was a gifted and accomplished pianist and double bassist. Dave received formal training in piano, guitar, bass guitar, drums/percussion, and voice. After High School Dave attended Berklee College of Music.
After Berkelee, Dave started playing with local bands. Dave plays lead guitar, bass keyboards, and drums. His 20+ year career has included regional and national tours, and numerous performances on various instruments, and various styles. He has recently played and/or recorded with the Rudds, Vinyl Skyway, The Peasants, Hixx, Allen Divine, Stained Glass Eye, and John Powhida Int'l Airport.
Dave's musicianship is impeccable, and his energy on stage is boundless.
Jay also comes from New Jersey, where as a young boy he studied piano before moving onto drums and clarinet. He attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where he played drums in the Big Red Marching Band for two years. At Cornell, Jay began playing with several Rock Bands, playing a busy schedule of 2 or 3 gigs per week, while still managing to do well in his studies as a pre-med student.
Jay's professional music career took a break during medical school and internship, but in the mid 70ís Jay played with several Country-Rock bands in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Jay has been with Brogue since 2005, and is Brogueís only non full time musician. (His day job is that of a Dermatologist at MetroWest Medical Center.)
Joe Downs started playing bass after seeing the Beatles performs on Ed Sullivan. He attended Berklee College of Music, and has played in practically every type of band, and has played almost every type of genre over the years including classic rock, Southern rock, blues, R and B, and even jazz and country. Joe has opened for top National bands including the Doobie Brothers, and Peter Frampton. He is one of the most sought after bass players in the Greater Boston Area. His taste and technique are impeccable. His bass lines are clean and punchy, and always perfect. Joe is the newest member of Brogue, and Brogue is thrilled to have him on board.