Blood Red Boots started as an idea in Los Angeles. Singer Keith Patrick wanted to mix the raw energy of rock n roll, the catchiness of Top 40 pop music, and the stories of life as a young twenty-something. So he wrote demos, moved back to his native Chicago and called Eric Hays, keyboardist for Blood Red Boots. They finished the songs and put together a band. From there, things moved fast.
The band played their first shows in January 2012 and have garnered over 11,000 Twitter followers since. They've had several headlining slots at prestigious venues such as House of Blues, Subterranean, The Metro, and 12th & Porter, played big festivals such as The Oak Park Microbrew Review, Plainfield Fest, Summerfest in Villa Park, Music Fest at The Arboretum of South Barrington, and in July-August, they went on tour to Nashville. They were named "THE Chicago band to watch in 2012" by examiner.com who has also predicted the band getting signed in 2013, and they were listed first in the top five must see local Chicago bands. Most notably, Blood Red Boots won WGNTV’s Breakthrough Band Contest in June 2012. Above 90 other bands, Blood Red Boots scored the win on live TV and recorded their debut EP with Manny Sanchez at I.V. Lab Studios in Chicago with the prize money. The EP was released on November 2nd with resounding success and is available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, Spotify, and many other online distributers. At the tail end of 2012, Blood Red Boots entered and won the Do312.com contest to open for Kill Hannah at The House of Blues and wowed the audience at the Nu Heart for Christmas 9 concert going into their one-year anniversary as a band.
Blood Red Boots prides itself in being all-original and having an eclectic mix of pop, indie rock, and electronic with some country influence. The band is all about the live show and will certainly be in the spotlight at this summer’s big festivals.