Patrick Watson

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Patrick Watson’s shimmering falsetto swoons above intricate orchestration as he introduces us to his latest record, Wave.

‘Chamber-folk’ doesn’t quite do it justice; 'indie-pop' isn’t entirely accurate. Watson is musically omnivorous – he’s produced lush orchestral pop, experimental junk percussion, mariachi brass and even sci-fi R&B. But whatever mode he’s in, he achieves an impossible balance of maximalism and subtlety, with meticulous arrangements supporting his tender songcraft.

Tonight Patrick Watson is joined by his full band, with whom he’s been performing for over a decade. In 2007, they were recipients of Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize for their album Close To Paradise. Outside of his band, Watson has composed a number of scores for film and TV, notably for The Walking Dead and Wim Wenders’ Everything Will Be Fine

This concert will start at the advertised time and set times will be confirmed closer to the event.

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‘A singer-songwriter whose brain seems to overflow with wise and exacting ways to reflect on the way hearts work’ ‘
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