One&Other favourites Patch & The Giant (we designed their first album artwork last year and hosted them in an intimate venue for our friends a few years back) will headline the closing night event of Selby Arts Festival 2017 at the River Mills Ballroom on Sunday 30 July at 8pm
London based Indie-folk quintet Patch & The Giant are a dynamic troupe of musicians who have fast become a genuine force within the UK alt-folk scene, since releasing their debut EP ‘The Boatswain’s Refuge’ on Folkroom Records in 2013 (produced by BBC Folk Award winner Ben Walker). National radio support has come from BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6 and Amazing Radio and the band have been showcased by BBC Introducing as a featured artist and recorded live sessions with amongst others BBC’s legendary ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris, Bandstand Busking, and Songs From The Shed.
Early this year the band released – to much acclaim - their debut album, ‘All That We Had, We Stole’. The album is a polished and accomplished debut which showcases Patch & The Giant’s eclectic take on folk music, effectively harnessing elements of indie, rock and blues and fuses them with inviting story-telling, courtesy of lead singer Luke Owen’s rich and tender vocals alongside ever-unique instrumentation.
In the last couple of years, the band have been winning over crowds on the festival circuit, playing everywhere from Green Man Festival, Secret Garden Party, Cambridge Folk Festival and Larmer Tree Festival, to Wilderness and Deershed. The band have also played their own headline tours and have performed at such iconic music venues as London’s Cecil Sharp House, Bush Hall and Scala.