Patrick Nemaizer is a singer-songwriter/guitarist from Torrington, Connecticut. He began playing the guitar at 13 in a school music class but was largely self-taught from then on. He wrote his first songs after choosing an online schooling program to focus on his music career at 17 and started seriously singing the next year.
He founded American Amnesia with his friend Sam Cesnak while they were in high school in 2016. He has been influenced by various artists of many genres including Alice in Chains, J Cole, Led Zeppelin, and Lil Peep, along with guitarists such as Jimmy Page, John Mayer, and Jimi Hendrix.