Patrick Wilson is a Melbourne based multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. Toting his blend of old-time and alternative country he draws comparisons to the early music of Guy Clark and Steve Young. With story telling and song integrity at the forefront of his music, Wilson pushes the boundaries of “Americana” music in an attempt to define the relatively new genre.
From the age of 19 Patrick began working as an apprentice butcher in his surf-coast hometown of Torquay, Victoria. Here he lived the wear and tear of daily grind, working an unfulfilling job during the day, and at night writing and cultivating his name around the Geelong/ Melbourne music scene. Wilson took this only as fuel to the fire, up and quitting his job and channeling small-town life into writing, recording and independently releasing debut EP, ‘Ryan The Moth’ in 2013. Noted as the ‘emptiome of country folk’ (Torrent This TV)
It was the influence of musicians like Van Morrison and Roy Orbision that Patrick grew up listening to on the radio that inspired his writing. Taking guidance from Orbison’s soulful croon and Morrison’s orchestral arrangements in order to arrange and craft a comprehensive big band;The Bare River Queens and to record sophomore EP, ‘Anywhere With A Rooftop’, released September 2017.
Since performing with a band to performing as a drummer and guitarist for several other Melbourne based musicians, Wilson has created a sound unique in his own; tasteful and well made. Comprehensive in nature with just the right amount of taking from the old and building on the new.
Wilson has supported country legends, The Bellamy Brothers and Bill Chambers and has performed as part of Tamworth Country Music Festival. Undoubtedly, he is one to keep your eye on.
“I heard Patrick Wilson sing for the first time in a small studio in Melbourne. His voice and his songs blew me away.” - Bill Chambers