Pat Tandy was influenced early on by the music of the Baptist Church as she began singing in gospel groups and school choirs. She studied jazz with former Ellington bassist, Professor Aaron Bell at Essex County College in Newark. She went on to earn an Associate’s Degree in Arts & Science with a focus on Music Education.
A native of Newark, NJ Pat has been singing professionally since the 1970′s including a long stint with the popular R&B recording group “The Pretenders” who had several minor hits on Carnival Records.
Madame Pat toured abroad and performed in Japan, Italy, and Switzerland and most recently, Russia.
Pat’s CD recordings include: “Our Day Will Come” Blue Lady Records, “Good Time Blues” EKTM Production, “All We Want To Do Is Swing” David Aaron Production. Her latest CD recording is a tribute to the late Irene Reid entitled, “Madame Pat Tandy remembers Irene Reid” on BlueArk Records released 2009. One of her featured signature songs is: “Big Fat Daddy” loved and requested by many.
Pat performs throughout New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania with her long-term accompanying musicians Radam Schwartz, Tommy Grice, and Gordon Lane. She also performs with other bands or musicians.