Thursday 21st June 2018
At Patrick Wolf
Doors 6:40 am
Melting Vinyl are so excited to welcome Patrick Wolf back to Brighton so soon after joining us for an exceptional show with Patti Smith in August. A special winter treat, this evening will be a chance to hear some of what was written during his recent nomadic travels as well as new arrangements of songs from the more wintery realms of his songwriting, alongside select covers of his favourite winter songs by other artists.
Born In Central London in 1983, to English and Irish parents, Wolf Released
his first self produced + written E.P in 2002 aged just 19. Since then he
has released 5 critically acclaimed albums, as well as last years acoustic
“Sundark and Riverlight”, a re-recording of a selection of his songs to mark
his ten year anniversary. Has toured the world constantly to an ever growing
international raptured audience, whilst constantly changing and exploring
new sounds, songwriting styles, visual identities and production. Wolf is
probably best known for songs Such as “The Magic Position”, “Time of my
Life”, “The City” or “House”, but is arguably more memorable within the
experimental, brave productions and compositions of his albums.
Within the last 10 years Wolf has collaborated with musicians such as Buffy
St Marie, Angelo Badalamenti, Patti Smith, Marianne Faithfull, Eliza Carthy,
Thomas Bloch, Florence Welch and Coco Rosie as well as art world luminaries,
Nan Goldin, Wolfgang Tillmans, Tilda Swinton and Ryan Mcginley. Both a
classically trained Violinist, Harpist and composer and self trained Pianist,
Singer and Producer, Wolf to date has written and produced all his own work.
At the age of 28, Wolf accepted an “Outstanding Contribution To the Arts”
award from Dublins Trinity University and has been asked to speak as a
special guest at Cambridge university on songwriting.
This autumn Patrick has returned rom a year long mammoth 10 year anniversary
World tour, from two sold out night at the sydney opera house to a packed
out great american music hall in san francisco, taking in some of the
coldest climates last winter through Latvia, Norway and Russia. The tour was planned as time to to be a writing expedition, packing everything into storage and living for a yea with only his instruments as possessions. Towards the end of the tour Patrick was invited by Yoko Ono to perform at Meltdown festival where he sung songs from John and Yoko’s Double Fantasy album and was reunited with Patti Smith and Tony Shanahan where he went on to finish last dates of the Banga tour on celtic harp and viola.
On this tour Patrick will be playing piano, the tenor guitar, harp, viola, kantale, theremin and re-introducing electronics to his live set. Accompanied by Willem Wiebe Vander Molen on accordion, Victoria Sutherland on Violin, New member of the band, Ben Nicholls on double bass and too some surprise guest appearances.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to see Patrick Wolf live at the wonderful T.O.M The Old Market, Tickets on sale now!