Formed in 1993, Main Offender was originally based in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The core of the band was comprised of three brothers - John Jr., Jeff, and Gary Patackas - and their good friend Jon Doty. The reaction to the band's original material and live performances in the area was very positive. As a result, the band relocated to New York City in 1998 to get a taste of the real business. While there, the band successfully landed gigs at Manhattan clubs such as The Lion's Den, Elbow Room, The Wetlands, Rock N' Roll Cafe, and Orange Bear among others. The band also opened for acts like Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, John Sebastian, and other acts. While in New York City, the band produced two CD's - Platinum Demo and Duein Time, which are available on CDBaby. Two tracks on the former and all of the latter were recorded by the late Grammy-winning artist Steve Burgh at Baby Monster Studio in Manhattan, NY and SB Studios in Kingston, NY. In February 2005, the music industry and Main Offender lost a good friend, engineer, musician, and producer in Steve Burgh. Not long thereafter, Paul DePietro joined the band as it's fifth member. Having relocated back to Northeastern Pennsylvania, the new lineup began performing live with renewed vigor and wrote new material for their current album released in the summer of 2007, The Secret Ingredient, which was completed with Chris Andersen and Bruce Berky at Nevessa Productions in Woodstock, NY. Although their sound is ultimately rock influenced by many styles and genres of music, the band has created their own unique sound. That sound is original, it's true, it's refreshing, it's revolutionary, it's MAIN OFFENDER! Presently, Main Offender continues to perform live and promote what they feel is the best material they have produced musically and professionally to date in their latest album, The Secret Ingredient. They also are currently writing new material for their next album. Main Offender writes, performs, and produces their own material.
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