About Patent Pending
Patent Pending is an American rock band, formed in Mount Sinai, New York in 2001.
Consisting of Joe Ragosta , Anthony Mingoia , Marc Kantor , Rob Felicetti , and Corey DeVincenzo , the band had self-released various EPs before releasing its debut album, Save Each Other, the Whales Are Doing Fine, in 2006 with original vocalist Michael Ragosta, and bassist Drew Buffardi on We Put Out Records. In 2009 Patent Pending released an EP, Attack of the Awesome!!!, with Joe Ragosta and Michael Ragosta switching on lead vocals, and Jay Beiner on bass guitar. Michael Ragosta left the band shortly after the EP's release, with lead vocal duties permanently replaced by Joe Ragosta. Joshua Dicker, long time collaborating songwriter with the band, would appear as a live guitarist consistently during Joe Ragosta's switch to lead singer until former The Ataris guitarist Rob Felicetti replaced Dicker as a touring replacement before joining the band full-time while on tour in 2010.
Patent Pending released an EP, I'm Not Alone, in 2010, and the group's second album, Second Family, in 2011, and performed the single "Dance Til We Die" live at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, hosted at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The band released its third album, Brighter, in 2013. The band announced its signing with independent record label Rude Records for the release of Armageddon EP, due to release in August, 2015. In November 2015 the band released their first LP of their Rude Records contract, Riot Hearts Rebellion.
The band is notable for its upbeat demeanor, diverse song subjects, close relationship with its fans, and energetic live shows. Since the group's formation, Patent Pending has released three full-length albums, ten extended plays, and ten singles to date.
Patent Pending was formed in 2001 by Joe Ragosta and Drew Buffardi while the two were attending Mount Sinai High School in Mount Sinai, New York. The band was started hastily in order to perform at a local open mic night Ragosta and Buffardi had heard about, recruiting Joe's younger brother Michael on lead vocals, and approaching Anthony Mingoia as he was the only drummer they knew of in their school. Patent Pending began to play shows around Long Island, gaining a consistent following in Nassau County, while the band hailed from adjacent Suffolk County. The group began recording demo CDs with some songs that would go on to be re-recorded and re-released on the band's future albums.
The band release its debut EP, Meet the Fat Kids, in 2001, which was self-released and contained only 2 songs. The same year the band release the full-length EP, The Pirate House, which featured both songs from the group's previous EP on it. The name of the EP is a reference to a house decorated like a pirate ship in the band members' home town. Patent Pending released two more EPs in 2002, Air Drew and Drive By, and second full-length EP, Don't Quit Your Day Job.
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