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Patti Rothberg


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Patti Rothberg (born 1972) is a New York-based singer, songwriter, recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, and painter/artist.

Born in New York City, Rothberg grew up in Scarsdale N.Y., playing piano from the age of 3 and writing songs by the age of 15, joining a high school Rod Stewart covers band. She later travelled through Europe and America, busking to support herself (an activity which would later inform the lyrics to the title song of her debut album, “Between the 1 and the 9”). She majored in illustration at Boston University and Parsons School of Design (both in New York and Paris), devoting her time to writing songs and painting, and joining a New York band called Thrust which she played with through 1993 and 1994. Legend has it that while busking at the 14th Street Station in New York she was spotted by a passing EMI America executive, signing to the label in February 1995. In fact Rothberg had hooked up with a manager and shopped her demo to a number of labels.

A multi-instrumentalist, Rothberg played all the bass and guitar parts on her debut album, “Between the 1 and the 9,” which was released on April 2, 1996. The album title is a reference to the subway platform where she used to busk.

The album went on to sell over 250,000 copies in the US and another 200,000 in Europe and Japan. The first single, “Inside”, reached number 32 on the Billboard charts.


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  • Scaig

    PR - Beauty! And the songs should be even more beautiful and intelligent. Song with Andy ( Miserylou ) - crazy! With Love! SI

    17 Mar 2010 Reply
  • AngelPop

    Love Her!

    14 Feb 2010 Reply
  • femme_pop

    check out

    3 Aug 2008 Reply
  • MagicMan1969

    been a hardcore fan of here since 96 she kicks ass ... so underrated rocker

    15 Jul 2008 Reply
  • maya1980

    I love Beach in Anywhere album

    13 May 2008 Reply
  • dlugozimek

    Patti is awesome! I just (accidentally) discovered her music, and I fell in love with an album Between 1 And The 9. My favourite tracks are Treat Me Like A Dirt, Up Against The Wall, Between 1 And 9 and Kung-Fu Fighting.

    22 May 2007 Reply
  • nexttothemoon

    The best version of Kung Fu Fighting I've ever heard.

    23 Apr 2007 Reply

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