“I am living proof that it is never too late to start living your dream.” - Patricia Bahia
An award-winning songwriter, singer, cancer survivor, and lover of life, Patricia Bahia (pronounced bah-HEE-yah) is a multi-dimensional artist who lives her bucket list and inspires others to do the same.
“Though I was always a singer, I didn’t write my first song until after receiving a cancer diagnosis in 2003. I’d spent my life doing what was expected of me, pursuing a career as a lawyer, living out someone else’s dream, while secretly harboring a dream of writing songs"
"Songwriting was on my bucket-list--something I’d always wanted to do, but didn’t know I was capable of, and had no idea of how to even start.”
"The diagnosis and treatment changed me--it loosened the grip of my conscious logical mind and freed up my right brain creative side. And having a life-threatening illness gave me the immediacy I needed to trade my brief cases for guitar cases and start living my bucket-list life. I realized, 'I've only got one life. I'm not going to get another chance to do what I feel called to do. So, if not now, when?”
Patricia encourages others to follow their own dreams, saying, “I am living proof that it is never too late to start living your dream. My mission is to spread love, healing, joy, and peace through the power of words and music, and to inspire others to follow their own dreams.”
“I believe that by being fully ourselves we can change the world for the better. Simply by accepting and loving ourselves, we can create a ripple effect of hope, healing and inspiration for others on their journey. And you don’t have to wait for a cancer diagnosis to start living your bucket list.” - Patricia Bahia
With music that uplifts, inspires, and makes you feel, Patricia’s contagious open-hearted joy shines through like a beacon in the night, whether she’s singing the upbeat positive Great Day to Be Alive, or meditating on being present in the moment, in her soothing pop ballad Be Here Now.
Patricia’s music is highly melodic pop with stylistic nods toward folk, soft rock, electronic music and jazz, that draws comparisons to Aimee Mann, Ingrid Michaelson, Sara Bareilles, Sarah McLachlan, and Jason Mraz.
Her songs are regularly heard in TV shows and films, including on ABC, CBS, NBC, Netflix, The CW, CMT, ESPN, Freeform, The Hallmark Channel, MTV and TVLand, and the opening and end title credits of the award-winning feature film The Price For Silence.
Patricia’s songs have won recognition from prestigious songwriting contests, including being honored with the Overall Grand Prize of the 2020 Peace Song Awards, the Grand Prize in the West Coast Songwriters International Songwriting Contest; recognition from the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest (multi-genre Finalist); and four Positive Music Awards.