Patrick James is kicking off his East Coast tour with a free gig tonight at Rails Bar in Byron Bay. I may have mentioned this previously, but I’ll say it again: Pat is a brilliant songwriter, talented musician, and somebody I’m incredibly proud to know.* He has a beautiful stage presence and remains humbly surprised when he draws crowds, making an effort to individually thank people for coming along. I don’t think he’s realised yet that people aren’t turning up out of a sense of loyalty or obligation – we come to see him play again and again because it’s a thoroughly enjoyable experience. After supporting the likes of Old Man River, Georgia Fair and Tin Sparrow, Patrick James is packing his guitar and heading down the coast for a series of headline shows to launch his latest single Carry On.
Tuesday 11th October – Rails Bar, Byron Bay. Supported by Garrett Kato
Thursday 20th October – The Bucket Room @ Grumpy’s Greens, Melbourne
Wednesday 26th October – Bar on the Hill @ Newcastle Uni, Newcastle
Thursday 27th October – Yours & Owls, Wollongong
Friday 28th October – Ruby’s Performance Space, Bondi
Sunday 30th October – Hiberian House, Sydney. With Faith Lee + Tim Hart (Boy & Bear)
*Yes, I’m gloating. Head along to one of his gigs so you too can tell your friends/that guy you’re trying to impress that you were into him way back when.