I sing the Standards. For the past 30+ years I've accompanied myself with ukulele instrumentals as a solo act, performing an extensive list my own arrangements of the "Great American Songbook" catalog, with added tunes from other genres such as the blues, folk, and R&B. Thanks to the Internet, people all over the word know me. Not a lot of people, but people nevertheless. I have played for many private events, at concerts, festivals, theatres, cabarets, pubs, sports venues, on radio, as a street busker, and so forth. I can write songs and jingles. My 30-second jingle was chosen to be one of the ringtones for the UN-sponsored "Condomize" campaign
I am a visual artist and a graphic designer with the ability to write, edit and conceptualize original creative campaigns. I can draw, paint, sculpt, make prints, illustrate in analog & digital realms.
I can act, although I have no real evidence of my acting experience to reveal. I can do voiceovers, although, again, I'm still waiting for my big break, which in my case would mean simply getting my first paying job. (I do have VO a demo reel: https://app.box.com/s/ppby8e93l66n2qftd2ma) To dispel rumors that I am in over my head, I will say that I agree with those rumors, so I don't need to dispel them.
http://patsymonteleone.wordpress.com (music blog)
http://monteleonewrites.wordpress.com (concepts blog)
www.monteleonedesign.com (graphic design blog)
Unique traits: Gray van Dyke beard (shaveable for the right acting project); 5'10" husky; can play swarthy ethnic Italian/Latin types, bikers, tough guys, or can clean up and play sensitive/complicated father/young-grandfather types.
School of Visual Arts