John DePatie 

Electric, dynamic, and passionate to the core, guitarist John DePatie has been laying down his own very special brand of guitar on stages and in studios for the past 40 years. 

As a guitarist/sideman John DePatie has backed up Nancy Sinatra and Leif Garrett, as a songwriter been on the Billboard Top 40 chart and on HBO, and as a bandleader performed under his own name in the US, Norway and Germany. 

He was asked to co-write Acoustimania with Wrecking Crew session legend Don Randi, co-wrote the Jezebel album for Cathouse Thursday (commissioned by Sonoton) with Will Faerber and Aaron Bagley, scored the full length cartoon film Seaper Powers, and has had other compositions used on PBS, The Voice, and in various films. 

Select recordings include: Nancy Sinatra's cover of the U2's “Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad” (alongside U2's Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen); “Good Jazzy Vibrations,” jazz versions of Beach Boys songs by Don Randi & Quest with special guest drummer Hal Blaine (which also includes the DePatie/Randi penned tribute “Brian Makes Me Smile”); “Walking Into A Crossfire” with Cathouse Thursday used in the film Hunting Lands. 

DePatie has led a number of groups. He began his first jazz/fusion trio soon after he moved to Los Angeles in 1992, has co-led Corazon de Leon (a latin rock outfit made up of LA's top session musicians) for the last 15 years, and recently formed The DePatie Melt. 

The DePatie Melt 

What is The DePatie Melt? 

The DePatie Melt is a band of rotating musicians formed by John DePatie to play his original music. DePatie Melt as a title first appeared as the opening track on Don Randi and John DePatie's Acoustimania CD from 2012. In 2019 Producers Will Faerber and Peter Wilson used it as a title for a couple of shows that they presented of DePatie's music, along with special musical guests. In 2021 the group released their first recordings. 

The bandmembers range from A-list Los Angeles session musicians, to up and comers, to longtime musical associates and collaborators of DePatie. Much of the music is instrumental and guitar-based and will appeal to fans of Jeff Beck or Joe Satriani, but there are often guest singers and many of the musicians are also vocalists who get to share the spotlight

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2022 Interview with York calling