About Me - Patricia Nilsen
I've been a music fan my whole life. As a fan I go all out for my favorite bands. At 15 I painted my bedroom wall like the Sonic Youth album cover Goo, filmed it and sent it to the band in hopes of meeting them. I did, and you can see the film "My Sonic Room" as one of the extras on their Corporate Ghost DVD. It was an early lesson in life about following your dreams and making them come true.
In 2006 I started Girls Girls Girls, the world's first and best all-girl tribute to Motley Crue. I had never touched an instrument in my life, but after seeing their Carnival of Sins tour, I was inspired not only to pick up a bass, but start a band. From the very beginning I was the mastermind behind the concept, marketing a product, building a fanbase, reaching fans through visual medium, creative artwork and social media. I handled all the booking and promoting, acting as bassist, publicist, agent and manager. We were featured in print magazines worldwide and had a spot on VH1 Classic's That Metal show. The band was mostly a weekend warrior band that played all over the US, including Alaska and Las Vegas.
After a hiatus from 2009 to 2012, I left the bass-playing to a newcomer and managed the band full-time. Under my management the band went on to play clubs, biker events and large festivals all over the US (including Colorado's largest music fest, RockJam, where we opened for Lynyrd Skynyrd, Queensryche and Korn), packed NYC's most prestigious venues, landed the cover of TheVillageVoice's 2014 Fall Preview issue, and toured internationally. I made all this happen with no experience, just learning along the way and following my heart. In 2014 I resumed playing bass in the band. In 2019 we were invited to LA to play the official afterparty of the premiere of the Netflix film The Dirt at The Whisky A Go Go, where Tommy Lee and Vince Neil watched us perform.
In 2016 I relocated to Nashville, TN. Currently I'm focusing more on art than music, but I'm more than happy to hop back into the music scene should the right opportunity come along.