Pat Irwin is a musician and composer who was an important member of the New York new wave scene in the 1970s, during which time he was a founding member of Raybeats and 8 Eyed Spy. Irwin was a member of the B-52s between 1989 and 2008. In 1981 Irwin performed at The Kitchen's Aluminum Nights as a member of the Raybeats, and in 1984 he performed at The Kitchen's Almost Dance as a member of T-Venus.