A Night Of Winter with Patrick Wolf
Viola, Harp, Tenor Guitar and Electronics : Patrick Wolf Double Bass : Ben Nicholls Violin : Victoria Sutherland Accordion ; Willemwiebe Vandermolen
+ special guests..
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-recordingof 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. Wolfis 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 Violist, Harpist and composer aand 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 throughLatvia, Norway and Russia. The tour was planned as time to to be a writing expedition, packing everything into storage and living for a year nomadic with only his instruments. Towards the end of the tour Patrick was invited by Yoko Ono to perform at Meltdownfestival 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.
Now back home in the U.K and setting up a new studio, choosing a few shows around winter solstice, it will be a chance to hear some of what was written during his journey as well as new arrangements of songs from the more winter realms of his songwriting, alongsideselect covers of his favourite winter songs by other artists. 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 WillemWiebe VanderMolen on accordion, VictoriaSutherland on Violin, New member of the band, Ben Nicholls on double bass and too some surprise guest appearances.
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