Shawn Patterson is an Academy Award, Emmy and Grammy nominated composer, songwriter and music producer, having penned eclectic songs and striking underscore for hit TV shows and films in Los Angeles for years. You’ve likely heard his ultra-catchy pop anthem “Everything Is Awesome” from Warner Brothers’ mega-hit film, “The Lego Movie”.
Prior to the success of “The Lego Movie”, Patterson was the score composer and songwriter for three seasons on the Emmy Award winning series, “Robot Chicken” and series score composer for the award-winning TV series, “El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera,” directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez (The Book Of Life). In March 2015, ASCAP honored Shawn for his music on both “Robot Chicken” and “The Lego Movie” at the 30th Annual Film & Television Music Awards. This prestigious award is given to a select few composers of the top box office film music and most performed television music of the year.
Currently, Shawn is the score composer and songwriter on DreamWorks Animation’s “The Adventures of Puss In Boots” a Netflix Original series (2016).
Equally adept at songwriting and composing powerful underscore, Patterson’s distinct musical style has lead to him writing for a variety of brilliant directors including Chris McKay, Henry Selick, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon, Phil Lord & Chris Miller, and the aforementioned Jorge R. Gutierrez. As a songwriter, Patterson has written and produced tunes for a diverse range of talent including Seth MacFarlane, Zac Efron, 50 Cent, Matthew Morrison, RZA, Ke$ha, Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy), Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) and many more.
In his spare time, Patterson is a devoted student of martial arts and trains in Jeet Kune Do and Wing Chun under the masterful teachings of Sifu Ed Monaghan and Sifu JoAnn Wabisca at Ekata Training Center.
He’s also an avid motorcyclist, having covered vast parts of the country on two wheels…and sometimes one.
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