After building a solid fan base as a solo performer in and around the Richmond, VA area Pat Russell formed the Pat Russell Band in the Summer of 2009. Utilizing some of the area's best talent the Pat Russell Band has established themselves as one of the top local live music acts in Richmond and Central Virginia playing hundreds of gigs and opening up for national acts such as Randy Travis, Eric Church, Marty Stuart and Kristian Bush of Sugarland. Pat has a natural ability to captivate his audience. His warm and pure singing ability combined with his "down home" personality draws you in and also keeps you entertained. Pat has surrounded himself with some of Central Virginia's most talented musicians. "The Foundation" which includes guitarist Tyler Carlo, bassist Mick Smith and drummer Lee Sykes have been performing together in many iterations for over ten years. Over a thousand gigs together and countless hours of rehearsal creates a symbiosis of musical prowess evident in every performance. Depending on when and where you catch a show there are always top notch musicians sitting in with the band...Keith Horne, Tommy Hughes, Beau Hendrich and Johnathan Williams just to name a few. Averaging close to One Hundred shows a year the Pat Russell Band can be seen every week throughout Central Virginia at clubs, concerts, festivals and special events. Covering a wide range of music and focusing on Pat's country music flair The Pat Russell Band is a good fit for all venues and ages.