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The Chris Paterno Band


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    Don't Wanna Be in Love
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    Don't Wanna Be in Love - Alternate
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    Lover, When You Gonna Come?
The Philadelphia-based 8-piece was formed in 2015 by Chris Paterno (lead vocals, acoustic guitar). Once a solo project, the band formed after Paterno was asked by the Philadelphia Freedoms to play at the Villanova Pavilion in front of 2000 people.
One month later, 9x Grammy-winning producer Joe Nicolo saw them play at Chaplin's (Spring City, PA). He quickly signed them to his label, BlacBird Productions, where they recorded their debut EP.
2016 brought an accumulation of write-ups, including shout-outs by AXS, Philly Mag, Impose Mag and more. The CPB, as fans have come to call the group, made a local name for itself with performance slots at World Café Live, MilkBoy and WHYY to name a few.
Bringing an energetic rebirth of Philly Soul to the stage, the band promises a night well spent for listeners and dancers alike. 2017 has proven so as Paterno was recognized by both the SongDoor International Songwriting Contest (top 12 portfolio) and the USA Songwriting Competition (1st Runner-Up, SXSW Showcase), the CPB has sold out several Philly-based shows and is currently performing up and down the East Coast.
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