Patrick Westervelt / Schlagzeuger

Freelance Musician

Current bands and projects:



Beats and Noises (Percussion-Show)

Goodfellas (Premium Livemusic Entertainment)

Zybra (Progressive Blues Rock)

Johnny & The Hot Rods (Country Rock'n'Roll) 

During the last years Patrick worked as a freelance musician on an international level within Europe and the USA.

He was given the honour of playing at various sophisticated events including “W:O:A - Wacken Open Air", „Summer Breeze" and the “Harley Days“ in Hamburg. Alongside this he toured through Europe with the following musicians:

Reinhard Glöder (Helge Schneider)

Ignaz Dinné (Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter)

Joe Viera (Manfred Eicher)

Tito & Tarantula

Demented Are Go


Beloved Enemy

Al & the Black Cats

The BossHoss

Truck Stop

The Exploited

Frantic Flintstones

Ski´s Country Trash

Matt Voodoo


Ski King Band

Besides playing and performing live music, Patrick is also a studio musician, a composer and music teacher. => Services

"The foundation of music can sometimes be derived from the steady rhythmic sounds of a kick drum combined with a high hat and snare." Sonny Emory

Qualifications and musical beginnings

Patrick Westervelt / Drums

Patrick was born in 1988, and grew up in the small village Marktredwitz in Bavaria. When he was 7 years old, he started attending drum lessons at the local music school. Later, at the age of 17 he decided to turn his hobby into a profession.

In 2009, he sucessfully completed his 3-year musical education and graduated as a state certified music director for Rock, Pop and Jazz. This qualification was given to him from the state-qualified academy of music in Dinkelsbühl, Bavaria.


From 2010 to 2014 Patrick studied Music Education, focusing on Popular Music, the main instrument being the drumset, at the Conservatory in Osnabrück (Germany).

He graduated with the Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.).


During these years of education he was taught by the following teachers: 

Alex Vesper (DJ Bobo, Lena Meyer-Landrut, Drei vom Rhein)Marius Goldhammer (Chaka Khan, Joy Denalane)

Claus Heßler (Mike Stern, Peter Wölpl) Simon Grey (Jamiroquai, Incognito), Daniel Oertel (John Taylor, Bobby McFerrin),

Christoph Huber (Randy Brecker, Cassandra Steen).


Musicians, who have influenced Patrick due to workshops and classes:

Simon Philipps (Toto), Selatin Kara (Michael Jackson), Marco Minnemann (Paul Gilbert), Ralf Gustke (Xavier Naidoo), Robert „Sput“ Searight, Michael League, Felix Lehrmann, André Seidel, Tom Brechtlein, David "Fuze" Fiuczynski, Daniel Sadownick, 

Freedom Bremner, James "Biscuit"Rouse, David Ginyard... 

Other musicians, that played together with him during workshops were:

Sonny Emory (Earth, Wind & Fire)Werner Schmitt (Udo Jürgens) or Jeff Lorber.


In 2014 Patrick received the award of culture of Bavaria for his outstanding artistic achievements.