Singer and saxophonist Patrick Lamb is playing at the Raymond Theatre just a week after making it to number 9 on a Billboard chart.
“I guess you can call this our little Billboard celebration party,” he said.
Lamb was asked to perform in Raymond after the previous act cancelled for Sunday Afternoon Live on Feb. 23 at 2 p.m.
A saxophonist and singer, Mississippi-born Lamb started to play and sing at the age of 16 after his family moved to Portland, Ore. He started touring at 19 with various performers including Smokey Robinson and Gino Vannelli, and hasn’t stopped since. After years of playing with other bands or writing songs for another singer, Lamb plans to focus on his own band.
He has never played in this area before but says he loves smaller venues.
“The intimacy of it is the best and it’s all about the people right there in front of you,” he said. “I really love being able to get to know the people I sing for.”
He describes his music as a mix of Earth Wind &Fire, Joss Stone and John Mayer with saxophone.
“I guess this will be our big Billboard celebration party,” he said. “We got a new record, CD, whatever you would call it, as number nine on the Billboard list.”
The song “Savoir Faire” from his album, “Pick Up the Pieces,” is number 9 on Billboard’s top smooth jazz songs.
Recently, he was notified that one of his songs is being considered by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw for a future album.
He encourages people to sign up for his email list available at his website, patricklamb.com.
“I really kill myself trying to keep in touch with the fans,” he said. “They are always the first ones to know anything new I’m up to.”
Advance tickets for the Sunday performance are now on sale for $12 at South Bend Pharmacy, Sagen’s Pharmacy in Raymond and the Raymond Theatre at 323 Third St. Tickets at the door will be $15.