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Pat Mastelotto (born Lee Patrick Mastelotto, 10 September 1955, Chico, Californiamarker) is a rock drummer who has worked with Mr. Mister and King Crimson, amongst others. For King Crimson he initially formed part of the "double trio" lineup, joining Bill Bruford on drums.

Career

Mastelotto started playing the drums at the age of 10. By the time he was 16 he was playing in popular local bands, and while still in high school commuted several hours to Lake Tahoe for gigs. Moving to Los Angeles in the mid 1970s, Mastelotto worked for many bands and as a studio session drummer. In this capacity he worked for Martin Briley, Holly Knight, Scandal, Al Jarreau, The Pointer Sisters, Patti LaBelle, Kenny Loggins, Martika, Danny Wilde as well as a co-producer for Canadian rock musician Kim Mitchell on his double platinum album Rockland

In 1983, Mastelotto was a founding member of Mr. Mister. The band had a number one album, Welcome to the Real World, and two number one singles, "Broken Wings" and "Kyrie". They recorded four albums, with the fourth remaining unreleased.

His tenure with Mr. Mister was followed by more session work for bands such as XTC, The Sugarcubes, Hall & Oates, Cock Robin, The Rembrandts, Jude Cole, Eddie Money, Tina Arena, Matthew Sweet, Julia Fordham, Robyn Hitchcock and David Sylvian. In 1991 Mastelotto co-produced Peter Kingsbery's first solo album before being asked to join King Crimson.

Mastelotto has been a member of King Crimson since 1994, and appears on over twenty King Crimson albums and several music videos. He also produced, edited mixed or played on several King Crimson ProjeKcts releases.

He has continued to guest on other projects, working with Jay Terrien, Cock Robin, drummer Terry Bozzio, Mecca, Tony Levin and the California Guitar Trio, as well as working on solo work. He is also a member of the progressive/experimental bands TU (with fellow King Crimson alumnus Trey Gunn) and KTU (with Trey, Kimmo Pohjonen and Samuli Kosminen), Tuner and centrozoon (both with Markus Reuter).

Since moving to Austin, Texasmarker, he has worked with Austinites Storyville, Abra Moore, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead and theremin player Pamelia Kurstin. Personal projects include, Mastica, BPMM and M.P.TU with guitarist Phil Brown (Little Feat), singer Malford Milligan and bassist Mark Andes (Spirit, Firefall, Heart).

In 2007 Mastelotto went on tour with The Flower Kings in Europe supporting their album The Sum Of No Evil. In 2008 a new King Crimson lineup formed, including a drumming team of Pat and Gavin Harrison, which played eleven shows in August. Then the enormous Creation of Peace festival in Kazanmarker, Russia, with Adrian Belew, Tony Levin and Eddie Jobson. This was followed by another new project with Levin, Bozzio and Allan Holdsworth.

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