Patrick Bolen is a gifted multi-instrumentalist specializing in acoustic and electric guitars, pedal steel guitar, flute, harmonica, bass, mandolin, dobro, keyboards, and lead and background vocals. His extensive history includes touring and recording with Pure Prairie League, Vince Gill, the Kim Carnes band, and Missing Persons, as well as writing, arranging and producing a multi-media project of Pop/Rock Halloween songs entitled Night of the Witch’s Brew (aimed at creating a ‘live’ Rock show/play, ala ‘We Will Rock You’). He is an experienced LA session musician and studio owner, having worked for various hit producers, such as Bob Gaudio (the Four Seasons), George Tobin (Tiffany, Smokey Robinson, Kim Carnes) and Mike Piccorillo, and produces many artists in the LA area, while doing collaborative recordings with a partner in Nashville (Gabriel Katona, keyboards for Rick Springfield, Starship, Richie Furay, Rare Earth). He is a native of Los Angeles, California.
From a former slave turned fighter supporting Spartacus during his uprising, to the daughter of the notorious leader of The League of Assassins, and a detective in the SIS division of the LAPD, Katrina Law has brought to life some of the strongest and complex female characters on television today. Now she takes center stage as the Lead singer of the Southern California band SOUNDBOARD FICTION, of which she is a founding member. Singing since the age of six and playing both acoustic guitar and bass guitar for years now, music is just another outlet for her artistic creativity.
Mahoney grew up on the Carmel and Big Sur coastline of California; surfing, diving and roaming through the back country. After majoring in Literature and Philosophy, working on a ranch in Montana, and hitch-hiking around the country, the quest led him to 6 years as a Hare Krishna monk. A new young daughter changed his focus to somehow making a living. Over the next 35 years he became a pilot, bought a plane, learned to fly helicopters, and built a real estate development company which built and acquired over 400 projects. Through it all he loved music; played guitar and drums as a teenager, the Indian mridunga drum as a monk, and later met Katrina as she paddled out surfing one day In Manhattan Beach. Katrina and Jack played in several cover bands for 3 years until meeting pro-musician, Patrick Bolen. The chemistry was good, Patrick was insanely talented and Katrina could sing and was gorgeous! They formed the band SoundBoard Fiction in the fall of 2006 to write and record original music.
Brian Bolen is a musician and music producer based in Los Angeles, California. Brian began playing music at the age of 10 years old, and has been playing in bands and working as a producer ever since. In 2013, he joined Soundboard Fiction and immediately began writing, producing and recording with the band. With his company Bolen Sound Productions, Brian continues to record and produce with new music artists regularly.
ABOUT THE BAND
The band’s name, SoundBoard Fiction, finally came to us after a long and somewhat comical pow-wow. For months we tried in vain to come up with a rock-worthy name like Thunder Wolves, Beyonce, or Eclectic Polyphony, but, alas, after running up against a creative brick wall, we conceded to the assistance of a dictionary and, flipping through it’s pages, the words that jumped out and stuck turned out to be the simple ones: “soundboard” and “fiction”… two of our music’s main ingredients.
FRESH, PROGRESSIVE AND SOMETIMES EVEN QUIRKY. INTERWEAVING VOCALS AND DIVERSE RYTHMS HELP TO TELL STORIES OF HOPE, FEAR, DISAPOINTMENT AND LOVE.
THEY’RE A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY. THEY’RE A LITTLE BIT ROCK-N-ROLL. IMAGINE IF FLEETWOOD MAC CAME OUT NOW AND DECIDED TO DO A COUNTRY ALBUM… THAT’LL GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT THEIR MUSIC IS ALL ABOUT.
The songs we write all come from the heart, reflecting the images and snapshots of our lives and the emotions we each run through daily. Now obviously, in the case of “Oh Mama,” none of us have “killed a man,” at least not that I know of, but we felt the idea of running from mistakes we’ve made was universal and resonated with all three of us. Never the less, that is where “fiction” came into play. Taking our hopes, fears, disappointments, loves, and making them into a story and telling it through music.
Finally, our friend and sometime tormentor, the soundboard. Each night, after jamming and brainstorming we would sit down to put in the long hours behind the mixer and recording equipment, “the soundboard.” And the stories that have been flowing from those joyful, frustrating and sometimes surprising hours of musical and
lyrical collaboration would come to life by the end of the night. Some we loved more than others. Some would be given a merciful death. But the few that met up to our standards and really spoke to us both lyrically and rhythmically would finally find a home on a disk, or on some dark corner of a computer hard drive, until someone like you could sit down to have a listen to what ended up being… our own little bit of SoundBoard Fiction.