Patrick Martin Vaughn Stump, born on April 27, 1984 in Glenview, Illinois, is a Chicago musician, composer and producer. Most notably, he is the composer, lead singer, and multi-instrumentalist for Fall Out Boy, an American alternative rock band from Wilmette, Illinois. Patrick Stump comes from a musically inclined family. His father, Dave Stump, is a folk singer, and his older brother, Kevin, is an accomplished violinist .
Patrick participated in Music Center of Deerfield's program before secondary education, and played drums for a number of bands during middle school and high school including: Public Display of Infection, Xgrinding processX, and Patterson. He also performed in "Paradox," a student created theatrical performance at Glenbrook South, from 2000-2002. He wrote for Channel Zero, a student produced publication focusing on social issues. He was active in WGBK 88.5 FM the District 225 radio station.
Stump removed the "H" at the end of his name because of pronunciation errors. He added Vaughn to his name in 2009. The change was to honor his mother's side of his family who have influenced and supported him just as much if not more than his father's side. He would also like you to know that "it's just pronounced 'Von.'" When he joined Fall Out Boy, Stump had never sung for a band before nor had he had singing lessons.Make Patrick Stump Playlist