Bassist Pat Collins joined up with the Exiles in April of 2005. His grooves blend exceptionally well with Mike Buck's drumming, due in part to their pairing in the LeRoi Brothers whom Collins has played with regularly since 1991. Born in the town of Wheaton, Illinois Collins grew up in Cupertino, California.
After moving to Austin in the fall of 1990, he had the opportunity to play and record with a variety of groups. These include the Novellas, Tex Edwards, Teddy and the Tall Tops, Walter Tragert, Charlie Burton and of course the LeRoi Brothers.
Whether its a slow R&B tune or a rockin' 60s rave up, Collins knows just what to do.
He's got a fuzz box, and he's not afraid to use it.