In 2014, after twenty years in the music industry, Patti finally decided to take the leap and launch her solo career. She will be touring the UK in April 2015 for her first set of solo gigs as well as releasing an EP.
Patti Russo been Meatloaf’s duet partner for the past 20 years, as well as working with Cher, Queen and many other big names, is finally launching her solo career. She’s a phenomenal performer and a real Rock powerhouse and is looking for gigs.
Patti Russo is featured as Meat Loaf’s duet partner on numerous albums, singles, and videos. Patti has also been featured as Meat Loaf’s opening act, debuting her own original material. She debuted her solo song “Bring Me a Bible and a Beer” during Meat Loaf’s shows on the 2008 Casa de Carne Tour. Patti has recorded duets on all of Meat Loaf’s albums since 1995, including his latest album Hell in a Handbasket.
Patti has also sung lead vocals with groups such as Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Queen. She sang the role of Theresa, Beethoven’s Immortal Beloved, on the Trans-Siberian Orchestra album Beethoven’s Last Night and was featured with TSO as a soloist on the soundtrack to the Jim Carrey movie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. She performed with the rock group, Queen, singing lead at the Queen’s Day Festival in Amsterdam and at their induction into the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She toured as a soloist with the Jon Tiven Band (in Italy) and the SAS Band (in the UK). Patti is featured as a lead vocalist in the SAS Band’s new DVD Motown 2 Memphis. In 2009-2010, Patti performed in Cher’s Las Vegas shows.
As a songwriter, Patti’s song “Take Good Care Of My Heart” is featured as the theme song in the Warner Brothers feature South Beach Dreams. The song was co-produced by composer-producer Fred Weinberg. She also co-wrote the Meat Loaf single “Runnin’ for the Red Light (I Gotta Life)”. Her song “Bible and a Beer”, co-written with guitarist Jon Tiven, was recorded by jazz singer Betty Harris. Her song “Take a Ride”, co-written with her bandmate/guitarist Paul Crook, was recorded by rock singer Steve Steinman. Patti’s own original recordings can be found on her Myspace page.
As an actress, Patti played the lead role of Esmeralda in the London production of Notre Dame de Paris. She played the character of “Killer Queen” in the Las Vegas version of the musical We Will Rock You, based on the music of Queen. She guest-starred in the New York City musicals The 12 and The Rock Tenor and the Night of Broadway benefit shows.
Patti’s television credits include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, The View, Entertainment Tonight, Don’t Forget the Lyrics, Qcheck, Huckabee, Lopez Tonight, The USA Music Challenge, Top Of The Pops, Brit Awards, American Music Awards, Party in the Park- Hyde Park UK, Prince’s Trust- UK, Pres. Clinton’s 2nd Inaugural Ball- Washington, DC, NRL Grand Finals- Sydney, AFL Grand Finals- Melbourne, Night of the Proms- Belgium, Germany, Netherlands. Patti has been featured with Meat Loaf in numerous MTV and VH1 music specials including The History of Meat Loaf Live, Live in the Neighborhood, On Tour (PBS), Behind the Music, VH1: Storytellers, Hard Rock Live, and Live in Mexico City.
Russo has performed for numerous charitable benefits including Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Covenant House, The Painted Turtle, The Prince’s Trust, breast cancer research, Hurricane Katrina relief, Blythedale Children’s Hospital, Rock Against Cancer, and Queen AIDS charity concert.
Solo Career (2014 -)
Russo is currently pursuing her solo career. She started with the release of an EP and a live tour in April 2014. Her EP is now available on iTunes.
a.. It’s a Beautiful Day / Don’t Stop Me Now (Queen)
b.. I’d Lie for You and That’s the Truth (Meat Loaf)
c.. Bring Me a Bible and a Beer (Patti Russo)
d.. In the Tomatoes (Patti Russo)
e.. Black Velvet (Alannah Myles)
f.. Dead Ringer for Love (Meat Loaf / Cher) – video includes Patti’s trademark Cher impersonation
g.. Vision of You (Patti Russo)
h.. Here We Are (Patti Russo)
i.. Baby Love (Mother Finest)
j.. I Don’t Give a Damn About You (Patti Russo)
k.. Whole Lot of Nothing (Patti Russo)
l.. Long Train Running (Doobie Brothers) – video includes Mustang Sally from the London gig with special guests John Partridge and Spike Edney
m.. One Door Opens (Patti Russo)