Welcome to Patrick Short’s Extended Family!
We’re proud to do annoyingly catchy, original pop music with many flavors, and we’re based mostly in Portland, Oregon, and partly in the mind of Patrick Short, the main writer and keyboard guy.
Our latest project is The Traffic Safety Album. The band name is The Pullovers. With lyrics by Amy Gray and music by Patrick Short, The Traffic Safety Album explores the perils of modern driving and relationships. Release date is November 25, 2019.
Featuring lead vocals from Susannah Mars, Ithica Tell, Vince Radostitz, Donna Yarborough, Phil Ajjarapu, Margie Boule, Kevin Hendrickson and Amy Gray, with some musical magic by Michael Short, Olivia Duffy and Steve Adams. Mastering is by Kevin Laurila.
Check out the songs here.
Cloud Land Clan is a project with Skelly Harrington (formerly Gypsie Raleigh). The album Bold found its way into the world on December 9, 2017. Check out Bold here.
Kaybert is a project with Donna Kaye Yarborough, Mike Short and me. Front Left Corner of Heaven was released in 2016. Check out Kaybert here.
counterclockwise (2012) – 10 songs based on family reminiscence writing done by my mother and late father. There’s a CD and mp3s are on this site. Click on “counterclockwise” on the menu to access the mp3s, lyrics, track listings, and other info that you’d normally find in the liner notes.
Our album in 2008 was called Red Right Returning. You can download all of the songs on this site, as well as songs from our 2001 album, Midwinter Jicker.
Many of the performers are professionals with ComedySportz-Portland (www.portlandcomedy.com). This allows us to improvise songs when we want to – or to fit the occasion. It also means that we’re very busy helping people laugh in NW Portland, and at private and public events around the Northwest. The future is full of interesting possibilities.