NewJersey's DiNizio is the lead singer, songwriter, and founding member of the band The Smithereens, along with Jim Babjak, Dennis Diken and Mike Mesaros. DiNizio's first
solo album, Sounds and Songs, was followed by This is Pat DiNizio comprised of cover songs rearranged for accompaniment on piano and
vocals. In 2007, he released his third solo album, Pat DiNizio. With The
Smithereens, he's recorded 12 albums, including two Beatles cover albums
and most recently, The Smithereens Play Tommy (2009).