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About The Whatnot

Rochester, NH

Greetings from The Whatnot!

The Whatnot is a 6 year-old trio from Portsmouth, NH playing acoustic percussive driven pop. The band boasts a clean sound, three-part harmony, and the organic sound of hand percussion as its backbone. The group has played more than 300 shows throughout the Northeast and along the East Coast at coffeehouses, colleges, prep schools, ski areas, clubs, and bars and has had the pleasure of opening for such artists as Willie Nelson, O.A.R., Howie Day, Ben Kweller, Matt Nathanson, The Alternate Routes, Zox, and more.

The trio has released two albums and sold more than 1000 copies of each through the Internet and at live shows. Most songs are penned by 29 year-old lead singer/guitarist Patrick Curry who writes about personal experiences and reflections of friends and family. His song "Gallop" is about a college roommate who took on too much and inevitably failed out of school. "Time Means Nothing" dives into the possibility of ditching life on the mainland after falling in love with the islands of Hawaii over the course of a week's vacation. "Fought It All the Way" reflects on the events of 9/11, the aftermath, and his family's military participation in the war. "Thunderclouds" addresses the phenomenon of life more rapidly passing us by, as we get older.

Recently, the band's song "Thunderclouds" was voted top 3 in the Acoustic channel at for the month of September. The group has also gained radio play on popular local radio stations in NH, MA, and ME such as WHEB 100.3 FM, WCYY 94.3 FM, and WXRV 92.5 FM. Finally, The Whatnot has had 5 songs featured in independent movies "Yellow Lights" and "Dribbles".

“There’s a strong sonic hook throughout… good melodies, great harmonies, and body-twitching rhythms…an A&R rep’s dream…hit repeat and trust me.” - William Huffman, Jam Magazine

"[The Whatnot] deliver some of the best vocals you’ll hear anywhere. Seriously, you could swim in these harmonies. " - Sam Pfeifle, Portland Phoenix


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