Signing with Quality Records she toured throughout Canada, the Caribbean Islands, the US, Europe and Asia promoting her first solo album.
Patti represented Canada at the International SOPOT Music Festival in Poland to an audience of 50,000. She sang with legendary Charles Aznavour and won the prestigious “Musician’s Favourite” award. Returning home CTV gave Patti her own one hour TV special titled, ”A Family Christmas “. Patti appeared in the documentary feature “Superstar”, starring Thai singing sensation Manee. While filming the documentary, Patti along with Debbie Johnson opened for Manee throughout Europe and Thailand. In Monaco, they appeared at the elite Jimmy Z nightclub and at the world renowned MIDEM music festival in Cannes France. As a songwriter, Patti’s had the opportunity to co‐write with many great talents including the legendary Bo Diddley. Their song “Make Up Your Mind”, was released internationally, and featured in movie sound tracks. This recording also earmarked Patti as Bo Diddley’s first‐ever female singing partner.
Her 2nd album “Breathless” included the smash hit single “Party Girl” that earned Patti a Juno Award Nomination. Collaborating with Carol Medina and James Collins they produced the catchy dance track “Tell Me You Love Me”, released worldwide that zoomed to the top of the charts, selling over 1,000,000! All three were presented with a Diamond Record from Quality Records!
Patti is a Past‐Director and now a consultant with Canadian Music Week. She is the President for the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Music and the Arts (C.A.A.M.A.), a national, non‐profit organization whose members including Gil Moore, Neill Dixon, Paul Gross, Dan Hill and Tom Barlow that is dedicated to providing its members with free educational programming and non‐commercial showcase opportunities. www.caama.org
As a past founding director, Event Manager and Artistic Director of the award winning Mississauga Waterfront Festival for 15 years, she enjoyed promoting and bringing the best in Canadian talent to Mississauga: Jim Cuddy, Jann Arden, Bruce Cockburn, Sam Roberts, Tom Cochrane, Spirit of the West and Chantal Kreviazuk to name a few and top name children’s, heritage and cultural performers and emerging talent.
Patti proudly sits on the board of the Sick Kids Hospital Herbie Fund as Entertainment Co‐Chair with Adrian Luces. They recently composed the soon to be released “Healing Hands Changing Lives” and along with 15 top Canadian singers and musicians including Michael Burgess, Jackie Richardson, Rick Emmett, Arlene Duncan, Gavin Hope and Ashley McIassac recorded the song at Metalworks Studio, all proceeds to the Herbie Fund. Download “Healing Hands” at www.herbiefund.com
Patti is a founding member of SING! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival, the new critically acclaimed a cappella celebration of the voice held annually at Harbourfront Centre for the Arts. www.tvaf.ca
Patti is the recipient of a Queens Golden Jubilee Medal for volunteerism, the 2009 M.A.C. Laurie Pallett Patron of the Arts Award and a City of Toronto Award of Recognition.