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Patrick Stump

Patrick Martin Vaughn Stump, born on April 27, 1984 in Glenview, Illinois, is a Chicago musician, composer and producer. Most notably, he is the composer, lead singer, and multi-instrumentalist for Fall Out Boy, an American alternative rock band from Wilmette, Illinois.

Patrick Stump comes from a musically inclined family. His father, Dave Stump, is a folk singer, and his older brother, Kevin, is an accomplished violinist . Patrick participated in Music Center of Deerfield’s program before secondary education, and played drums for a number of bands during middle school and high school including: Public Display of Infection, Xgrinding processX, and Patterson. He also performed in “Paradox,” a student created theatrical performance at Glenbrook South, from 2000-2002. He wrote for Channel Zero, a student produced publication focusing on social issues. He was active in WGBK 88.5 FM the District 225 radio station. Stump removed the “H” at the end of his name because of pronunciation errors. He added Vaughn to his name in 2009. The change was to honor his mother’s side of his family who have influenced and supported him just as much if not more than his father’s side. He would also like you to know that “it’s just pronounced ‘Von.’”

When he joined Fall Out Boy, Stump had never sung for a band before nor had he had singing lessons.

Patrick Vaughn Stump (born Patrick Martin Stumph on April 27, 1984) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, record producer, and music critic
He is the composer, lead singer, and multi-instrumentalist of Fall Out Boy, an American rock band from Wilmette, Illinois, and a solo artist
Stump was born in Glenview, Illinois to David Stumph, a folk singer, and Patricia Vaughn, and attended Glenbrook South High School
Stump's parents split up when he was 8
He does not like to be called "Pat" as that was his mother's name
He has an older sister named Megan, and an older brother named Kevin, who is an accomplished violinist
Stump is a self-taught guitarist who has said he is obsessed with Prince and David Bowie
His idols growing up also included Michael Jackson, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, and Nat King Cole
He originally played drums in various local suburban Chicago power violence and hardcore punk bands, most notably Xgrinding processX, Patterson and for two shows in Arma Angelus
Stump has been credited for being a soulful vocalist suitable for R&B, as well as one of the best voices in pop punk
With Fall Out Boy he placed singles in the top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100 and their 2007 album Infinity on High reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200, with two more albums peaking in the top 10
The band toured extensively since their early days and have performed over 1300 shows since their inception in 2001
He has collaborated with an extensive lists of artists and has produced albums for other artists including Cobra Starship and Gym Class Heroes


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