Patrick McAloon and his daughter Ruby Mac of Barrington, RI both auditioned for NBC’s The Voice Monday night!!!
Patrick delivered an amazing rendition of Soul Asylum’s “Run Away Freight Train” with Blake, Adam and John all turning their chairs. Patrick ultimately joined Team Adam.
Ruby slayed the Selena Gomez hit “Back to You” but unfortunately none of the judges turned their chairs.
Many of you will remember Patrick when he took Newport by storm in the late 1990’s as the front man of the band Dahlia. I can remember Patrick playing all over town to sold out crowds when he was only 16 years-old. He was so young that his parents had to accompany him to gigs because he was too young to play at most venues. Whichever venue Patrick was playing was ALWAYS the busiest in town with lines forming long before he took the stage.
Patrick has been a member of the Pat McGee band since 1997 and has released two solo projects of his own.
Ruby McAloon is a multi-talented, singer & Project Runway Junior designer who was given her first sewing machine at age 7, and less than 5 years later, she was already enrolled in the Teen Fashion Design Program at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).
By 2016, she’d already had the opportunity to sing to over 2,000 people together with Pat Monahan of Train & Rachel Platten, as well as be the youngest designer to (ever) show a collection, –In Denim–, at Boston Fashion Week that same year — all by the age of 14.
Patrick and Ruby are the first father and daughter ever to audition for the show as soloists in the same season.
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Can’t wait to watch the premiere of @nbcthevoice tonight @ 8pm! Don’t forget… there are a lot of blind auditions to air, so don’t be sad if you don’t see me or @rubymcaloon tonight! We made lots of talented friends on this adventure, so you’ll be in for a treat regardless of whether we’re on this week, or next, or the week after that, or the week after that, or the week after that… 😉 #TheVoice
Note: Patrick once played a party at my house when I was living on the East Side of Providence and it was f–king electric!