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Meet Patrick Doval

Today we’d like to introduce you to Patrick Doval.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Born and raised in Miami, I have been writing original songs and creating videos for my music for over 10-years now. On most days, you can find me working at John A. Ferguson Sr. High School, where I have spent years as a Temporary Instructor, but over the course of time, I have managed to release 6-albums and 22-music videos. As an independent artist, I have charted in the Top-40 on the FMQB radio charts and have premiered some of my music and videos in Miami Art Basel, New Noise Magazine, Toronto Canada’s Pure Grain Audio, and Groundsounds.com. My dream is to tour the world with my music one day.

Please tell us about your art.
As mentioned previously, I write, produce and perform my own original music. My music genre is alternative & indie with an 80’s influence, but it’s unique and different. I play all the instruments in my songs, and I like to use vintage drum machines in my recordings, which gives me a distinct retro sound. I also direct and edit my own music videos. I always start off the creative process with a storyboard of ideas that I want to incorporate into the video. I like using chroma key green screens to create a surreal world, a world where I can express my artistic side and release the creative potential of my unconscious mind. My videos have been described as “trippy,” “different” and “fun.” I draw inspirations from classic films and legendary stories. I especially love Georges Méliès and the fantasy tales of Jules Verne, which always helps me paint a picture in my head of what I want to create. I sing & write songs about love, heartbreak and the struggles and vulnerabilities of humankind. My goal is always to produce something unique that will make my work stand out and appear different from others. I hope people take away that I am a unique artist, someone who is different and not afraid to show it. I am completely independent, and everything you see or hear is 100% RAW or organic, it’s never overly produced, it is simply a reflection of the real me.

Given everything that is going on in the world today, do you think the role of artists has changed? How do local, national or international events and issues affect your art?
Personally, I feel my music and videos should offer an escape. Art is so versatile that an artist has always had the personal choice of choosing the role they wish to play in society. If I believe in a cause on a local or international stage, I will sing about it, and my feelings will be known. However, I have always felt that art should be left to the spectator’s imagination. The suspense and mystery of everyone’s interpretation is what gives art value and makes every artist work unique.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
People can view my music videos on Youtube ( www.youtube.com/patrickdoval ) and stream my music on ALL music streaming platforms. If you’re in the Miami area, I play open mics from time-to-time and enjoy playing intimate gigs. I am also available for hire. Recently, I began creating limited edition prints from my music videos, and I’ve been experimenting with exhibiting the art created from my videos in art galleries or businesses. So maybe you’ll find a limited edition print in a gallery or business near you! People can support my work by streaming my music, watching my music videos, buying my songs/albums or merchandise, purchasing limited edition prints and telling their friends and family about me. I am always grateful for any support! ( For more information, please visit my website: www.patrickdoval.com).

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Robert G. Zuckerman
Geo Ruiz
Jose Rovira
World Red Eye
Patrick Doval

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