• Patrick Duff

  • Fri, 17-05-2019 at 20:00
  • Bristol Folk House
    40A Park Street
    BS1 5JG Bristol
Patrick Duff - Bristol Folk House - Bristol

Patrick’s gift is for creating dark intriguing pop music, vivid lyrics with graceful melodies and powerful, emotionally intense live performances.After dropping out of school and living as a street busker, Patrick became lead singer of the alternative rock band Strangelove, who were signed to Food Parlophone/EMI. The band released three critically-acclaimed albums, a string of E.Ps and a series of top forty hit singles between 1991 and 1998. Strangelove performed widely throughout Europe playing the main stage at Glastonbury and Reading Festivals. Radiohead’s guitarist Ed O’Brien said of the band, "we toured with Strangelove and changed quite a bit after that. They were inspirational."After the break-up of the band Patrick started to travel the world as a solo artist. As a result of his work with WOMAD Festival he began a collaboration with 81-year-old African master musician Madosini; living and working with her in the black township of Langa, Cape Town. Patrick and Madosini toured across Europe, Africa, The Far East, Australia and New Zealand.Patrick’s solo discography includes Luxury Problems on EMI’s Harvest label produced by Adrian Utley of Portishead and Alex Lee of Goldfrapp in 2005, The Mad Straight Road produced by Massive Attack collaborator Stew Jackson in 2010 and two releases in 2013; Visions Of The Underworld described by Rough Trade as ‘a heart-breaking folk record that highlights Patrick’s direct song-writing prowess’ and Seven Sermons To The Dead commissioned by Bristol City Council as a choral mass to be performed in Bristol Cathedral which he subsequently recorded in Salt Lake City, Utah.Patrick continues to tour the world with a one-man show of songs and storytelling. He is working on material for his fifth solo album and writing his autobiography.