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pat Whalen

Drums & Percussion

Mazeppa, MN. Yes, that is a town, and yes, thats where I get my roots from. I grew up in Mazeppa, MN and attended school at Mazeppa-Zumbrota. I graduated in 2006 and attended MN State College SE Tech for carpentry, recieved my AAS degree in that in 2008. I currently work in Zumbrota as a draftsman at a lumber yard. I am currently attending school to be an Air Traffic Controller. I live in Goodhue, MN with my wife Nicole and son Ayden. I also serve the beers at Leo's Sports Bar in Mazeppa, ok, I also drink the beers at Leo's Sports Bar in Mazeppa. Any spare time I can find is usually spent trying to relax or hanging out with friends and my family. My wife and son are my world, as well as the rest of my family and friends.

I started playing the drums when I was in 8th grade, more or less. Me and some friends from school formed a band called "Pink Fetish" and we rocked the punk-rock-teen circuit in the area for 3 years. After PF, the only time I really played was with my grandpas band, "Skeeter & The Sundowners" for a few songs here and there. In the winter of 2009 I decided I missed playing and was able to join a local band from Pine Island called "Lucky Six". I got a lot of my playing experience in the next year around the area. I decided I wanted to take things a notch higher in October 2010 and came across N2N, who just happened to be looking for a drummer at the time. After some practice sessions and getting to know the guys, N2N asked me to join and this is where I am today.

I find music can help a person get through a lot in life and everyone can relate to music of some kind. Hope to see you at the next N2N show. One last thing, I would just like to thank my dad for passing the kit down to me and also showing me you don't have to have a mullet to rock, but it certainly makes it easier.