Australian Tour December 2009
Civil Society is proud to announce the debut Australian tour the hauntingly beautiful of Patrick Watson.
The Canadian singer songwriter will be dragging his baby grand around the country for Falls Festival (VIC & TAS), Sun Set Sounds (QLD) and South Bound (WA).
Rising from Montréal, Canada’s hot spot for indie music talent the wildly eclectic and dreamy soundscape sound of Patrick Watson started as a solo project in 2001 when Watson recorded and released a debut solo album. 2007 Watson co-wrote The Cinematic Orchestra album ‘Ma Fleur’ including the beautiful “To Build a Home” featured in the Schweppes burst commercial. Then in 2008 he wrote the entire soundtrack for French Canadian film ‘C’est pas, moi, je le jure!’
What began as a solo project quickly became something more as Watson was joined by high school friends Robbie Kuster, Mishka Stein, and Simon Angell to create a soundtrack to accompany a book of photography. Surprised by the response to the music the group started to play live and since then have played with the likes of Philip Glass and Feist. In 2006 they collaborated again to create.
Close to Paradise and in 2009 they crafted the beautiful ‘Wooden Arms’. This Canadians velvety voice has started a love affair with audiences as this modern gypsy has taken his caravan of musical wonders across the globe, the truly cinematic qualities of his work have created such warmth in those lucky enough to see him perform. Watson sings from deep within soul as he hunches over his well travelled baby grand twisting expressions, twitching and dashing between of moment of wildness and tranquillity.
More than a man and a set of keys his performances create a magical space where hand puppeteers create dreamy scenes, bicycles become instruments, pots and pans become a percussion section and Watson himself becomes an instrument wading his way through the crowed in his very own megaphone suit.
His voice has touched the souls of audiences in Europe and North America now it is Australia’s turn to be enchanted by this dishevelled troubadour’s eccentric, cinematic, dreamy sounds.
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