Col began to jam covers and original tracks with his cousins-This lead to recording with legendary Irish producer Martin Quinn.
The Vinylheads Album "Kicks" was released in 2015 to critical acclaim, receiving Airplay on RTE national radio & on BBC 6Music. In 2017, Col Patterson released Hangover Moon under his own name-
This Album received 4/5 stars in a review by Tony Clayton-Lea of The Irish Times: "Hangover Moon is Patterson in a solo capacity, and it’s a much more private experience, as the songs touch on acutely personal topics (including loss, injustice, love, mental health, family). The narrative load, however, is lessened somewhat by a collection of remarkably poised, crisp and light-fingered tunes that will have you whistling away without permission. There are many highlights, including Angels on the Wave, Woodshed, Hard to Believe, the title track and Big Lie World, each of which have a sunburst pop finish that belies their sober, saying-it-like-it-is lyrics"