patrick Buckley is a Charlotte, NC based drum set player and percussionist. He is known in the Charlotte area as a go to funk and hip hop drummer. He is the drum set player for his own funk band akita that is based out of Charlotte, NC as well.
in addition to playing out live he maintains a teaching schedule with the charlotte academy of music in matthews, nc. click here to learn more about the academy.
I play music for the music and for the other guys in my band. I am always trying to become better and simultaneously enjoy where I have gotten to thus far. My influences in music and drumming include: ADAM DEITCH, LETTUCE, KRS-ONE, EARTH WIND & FIRE, THE METERS, TOWER OF POWER, TECH N9NE, MINDELIXIR, DAVE GARIBALDI, JEFF PORCARO, CLYDE STUBLEFIELD, JAMES BROWN, JABO STARKS, ERIC B & RAKIM, BERNARD PURDIE, LARRY GRAHAM, PRETTY LIGHTS, SMITH COMMA JOHN, RICHARD SPAVEN, PHOTEK, OM UNIT, BOARDS OF CANADA, BLU MAR TEN, GOLDIE, GOOD LOOKING RECORDS, LTJ BUKEM, STEVE GADD, GROVER WASHINGTON JR., BREAK SCIENCE, MACEO PARKER & ALL THE KINGS MEN, KOOL & THE GANG, GAP BAND, DAZZ BAND, ZAPP & ROGER, FLEETWOOD MAC, DJ QUIK, JOHN SCOFIELD, ERYKAH BADU, THE ROOTS, AL GREEN, BILL WITHERS, JOHNNY RABB, GRAMATIK, ELIOT LIPP, KENWOOD DENNARD, BUDDY RICH, KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND and many more...