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?I don?t wanna tame your animal style/You won?t be caged/From the call of the wild? - TheWarriorPatty Smyth, both with her hit band Scandal and as a solo artist, has always been, at heart, a rockand roll chick, and that?s no truer today for the mother of six, now back on the road and raring toplay for fans new and old. If Smyth did nothing but marry New York punk poet Richard Hell(with whom she had her oldest daughter Ruby), then noted tennis punk and commentator JohnMcEnroe (who had three kids of his own and then two more with Patty), that would be amazingenough, but she?s also earned both Oscar and Grammy nominations, recorded a series of hitsingles and albums and enjoyed a successful reunion on VH1?s Bands Reunited series.Smyth was born in New York City, and took after her mother, a show business enthusiast wholiterally ran away to join the circus and, at various times, a trapeze artist, from her teeth,managed legendary feedback guitarist Link Wray and ran or owned several prominentGreenwich Village nightclubs, including the Gaslight, the Cafe Wha?, Four Winds and the ZigZag. Patty would rather hang out there than go to school, listening to music and hearing storiesfrom her mom about the likes of Janis Joplin. ?It was a complete bohemian upbringing,? shesays.Patty was 15 when she played her first gig at New York?s Folk City, and spent the next severalyears honing her craft by performing short musical sets at Catch A Rising Star in between then-unknown comedians like Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Reiser, Larry David and Chris Rock. Theweekends-only gig paid only cab fare and to make ends meet, Patty waitressed at a steak house.It was there that one day she answered a ringing payphone and met Zack Smith, who would laterask her to front a band with him called Scandal. The rest is history.The initial lineup included Smith and Smyth, guitarist Keith Mack, keyboardist Benjy King, thelate Ivan Elias on bass and the late Frankie LaRocka on drums (Thommy Price would take o
  • Start:May 31, 2018
  • End:May 31, 2018
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  • Where:Southwest Florida Event Center, 11515 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs, Florida, United States, 34135
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  • Event Type: Concerts & Music
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