Having spent over three decades in rock ‘n’ roll, Pat Benatar is a bonafide living legend. Popularly known as a trail-blazer and a rule breaker, this bold artist has successfully maintained a unique image on stage as well as on her records. Pat emerged as a fearless artist who strived to make way for female rock artists in different corners of the world. She has produced some unforgettable numbers such as “Promises In The Dark”, “Hit Me with Your Best Shot”, “We Belong”, “Love is a Battlefield” and “Heartbreaker”. These songs were part of Pat’s initial compositions and sound new even today.
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Pat was born in New York as Patricia Andrzejewski. She spent her childhood in Lindenhurst. This child prodigy started singing when she was in the elementary school and has not stopped since then. Pat got married when she was nineteen years old and took the name of her husband, hence her last name Benatar. The marriage didn’t work out and crumbled soon afterwards. She started working two different jobs. During the day she was a bank clerk and by night she was found moonlighting in clubs.
Before starring in Harry Chapin’s sci-fi off Broadway musical The Zinger, Pat used to perform cabaret in Long Island. It was after her appearance in the musical that Pat hit Manhattan’s cabaret circle as well as open-mic nights. This was the time when the musician added rock and pop music, the genres she loved the most, to the repertoire of her show tunes. In 1977, Pat performed an open-mic at the Catch a Rising Star club, not knowing that this gig was going to change her life forever. It was Halloween night and Pat was dressed up as a vampire. When she came to perform at the club, she was still wearing the costume for some reason and kept it on for her performance. It was then, when this brilliant star received her very first standing ovation. The interesting thing about this performance was that it was the first time that her powerful voice found an image to match the strong vocals.
This wasn’t the only drastic change in her career. In 1979, the introduction to multi-instrumentalist, Neil Giraldo, played a pivotal role for Pat. Because Pat and Neil shared the same passion, Neil created a new sound using his talents as a producer as well as an arranger, and the sound we now know as the Benatar-sound, was born. You can enjoy the sound of these talented musicians live on stage if you get Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo tickets in time, so you better hurry up. It’s been four decades since Neil Giraldo entered the industry and made a mark as a successful arranger, songwriter and producer. He is known for his contributions to the pop music industry throughout the eighties with his collaborator and wife, Pat Benatar. The talented musician created the Benatar sound with his innovative vision.
Neil has arranged, written and produced over hundred songs for Benatar. In 1979, the Giraldo and Benatar duo came to prominence with a bang, with the release of her debut album, In The Heat Of The Night. The album spawned Top 40 hit numbers such as “Heartbreaker” and “We Live For Love” which achieved platinum status. Their eighties album, Crimes Of Passion won a Grammy Award and spawned hit songs such as “Me With Your Best Shot” and “You Better Run”. Following the footsteps of its predecessor, the album Precious Time won the duo their second Grammy Award in 1981.
This year, Benatar and Giraldo celebrate their thirty-five year anniversary. And like every other year, they are soon going to hit the road with their summer tour. The audience can expect thrilling performances as always. Giraldo knows how to power up a song and Pat knows how to keep the audience enthralled. This talented duo puts up a great show which meshes creativeness and energy and gives the audience a night to remember. the level of excitement and brings consistency to the creativeness of Benatar and himself. Get Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo tickets and visit your nearest scheduled venue to enjoy the performance of this amazing duo.