Patrick Watson (b. 1979) is a singer-songwriter, pianist, and film composer based in Montreal (Canada). His music, once subtle and dramatic, full of atmospheric tension and anchored by his stunning and hypnotic falsetto, is as a mix of indie rock and classical music, with intermittent influences of cabaret, folk, jazz and soul. In a recent interview, Watson, a self-confessed Debussy and Ravel enthusiast, said he wishes to give his listeners goose-bumps, and that he wants to make something “really touching, using whatever tools that allow you to do that.”
His first album, Waterproof9, was released in 2001. In 2003 released Just Another Ordinary Day and in 2007 Close to Paradise (awarded the Polaris Music Prize and the band was voted New Artist of the Year at the Juno Awards), Wooden Arms (2009), Adventures in Your Own Backyard (2012). Love Songs For Robots (2015)marks Patrick Watson’s 5th release.
The band: Patrick Watson (vocals); Ariel Engle (backing vocal), Joe Grass (guitars); Robbie Kuster (drums/percussion) and Mishka Stein (bass).