Presented by David Roy Williams
About the Show
The extraordinary multi-instrumentalist, Patrick Wolf, is returning to Australia in 2018 for the first time in six years.
The flamboyantly eccentric troubadour returns to interpret his songs on a grand piano. In this intimate performance, with his accent-thick vocals and dark, biographical lyrics, Patrick Wolf’s otherworldly stories will be hauntingly grounded.
“His music from the outset was harmonious, with thick textures and jazzy elements that provided a wash of impressionistic, colourful sound.” (theupcoming.co.uk)
The visually striking indie singer-songwriter hailing from South London is known for his confessional vocals and era-bending musical style. A self-trained pianist, singer and producer, Wolf is also a classically-trained violinist, harpist and composer, yet it is the imagination and ingenuity in his songwriting that have led to universal acclaim.
Patrick’s music features elements of chamber-pop umbrella, marrying mainstream pop and rock with both traditional folk influences as well as experimental genres such as electronica and noise. Lyrically, Wolf also takes on both the traditional and the modern, evoking Western mythology and folk imagery while satirizing modern politics and celebrating queer romance.
Since the start of his career in 2002 (at the age of 19), Wolf has released six albums and three EPs, and toured to an ever-growing international audience, including an expansive list of collaborators. Within the last 10 years Wolf has collaborated with musicians such as Patti Smith, Angelo Badalamenti, Florence Welch, Marianne Faithfull, Eliza Carthy, Coco Rosie as well as art-world luminaries such as Nan Goldin, Wolfgang Tillmans, Tilda Swinton and Ryan McGinley.
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