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Name/Nicknames: Patrick Michaels

Age: 33

Instrument: Vocals

Band/Former Bands: I currently sing for the band I Will Defy. The past bands that I sang for were Wardance and Drop. I played lead/rhythm guitar for Killcyle back in the late 90s.

How Long On Instrument: I have been singing in and out of the scene since I was sixteen years old. So I have around seventeen years experience.

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Patrick Michaels

Equipment: I use your standard Shure SM58 on stage. On recordings, I use an MXL 992 microphone.

Influences: I think some of my main influences were in the late Eighties and early Nineties: Don Dokken, Jeff Tate, Bruce Dickenson, Michael Sweet and Jeff Keith,

First Gig: My very first gig was the Carl Casper Custom Auto Show when I was sixteen years old.

Hobbies: Working on my house, fishing and video games.

Favorite Movies: A Clockwork Orange, American History X, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List and What Dreams May Come.

Favorite Food: Chinese

Favorite Place: Home

My Bad Habits: Biting my nails, not realizing it and reckless driving

What I'm Listening to Nowadays: Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, Sevendust, Coheed & Cambria and Chevelle.

Coolest Thing I've Done: I think the coolest thing I have ever done was hooking up with the guys I am jamming with now. They are a group of all-around great guys, great musicians and new friends. It is definitely the best original band that I have had the privilege to write with. I think people are going to really enjoy the music.

Most Embarrassing Moment: I don't get embarrassed because I don't care.