Duane was born in Walnut Creek, CA. and was raised in Richmond, CA.
At age 11 Duane was signed to CBS RECORDS along with the Bay Area’s Unsung Group, “The Together Band”. At the same time,he was invited to perform at the CBS Convention Showcase with artists such as EWF, Barbara Streisand, Journey, and other CBS recording artists.
Under CBS records, Duane had the opportunity to be produced by Henry Crosby, (one of the producers of The Jackson 5’s ABC album). During the CBS audition, Clive Davis was one of the board members, who encouraged CBS to sign “The Together Band”.
In addition to CBS RECORDS, Duane was signed with HDH Records,, (Holland Dozier Holland), as an artist, songwriter, and producer.
Another great accomplishment, was Duane receiving a platinum album as one of the vocalists on Too Short’s “Short Dog In The House” for the song, “The Ghetto”.
Duane’s musical journey continues while performing with his band, “Patton Leatha Band” at major casinos including, MGM Grand, Caesar’s Palace, Bellagio, Muckleshoot, Peppermill, El Dorado, Circus Circus, Graton, Red Hawk, Cache Creek, Thunder Valley, Twin Pines, along with a host of others.
Be sure and look out for Duane Patton’s new music in 2022.