Patrick, now age 24, grew up in South London and began refining his precocious talents at the age of eleven when he escaped from school troubles by late night experimentation in the corners of his bedroom with his violin, voice and car boot sale organs on a four-track tape recorder. Although beginning his musical education a few years before with rigorous violin lessons and church choirs, it wasn't until Patrick's obsession for early twentieth-century electronics - which lead to a study and construction of a Theremin - that Patrick really developed a strong ambition to create new and innovative music and that has power and emotion enough to communicate directly to the heart.
Further fuelled by a turbulent teenage period that included changing schools due to bullying and performing with pop-art collective Minty at the age of fourteen, Patrick began writing and recording with an urgency that caught the attention of Fat Cat Records, who donated Patrick an Atari computer and a mixing desk - tools that helped further Patricks unique production and programming. Stumbling across his mother's Joni Mitchell records led to a further epiphany to the art of songwriting and empty books were steadily filled up with poems, lyrics and short stories.
At 16, Patrick left home and spent the next few years wild and free around London making money from, amongst other things, busking in a string quartet and forming a group called "Maison Crimineaux", a noisy and rude duo that built its destructive ethics around white noise, pop music and a kick up the stagnant London music scene. All the time still writing and recording his own material with an almost diary-like diligence, Maison Crimineaux were asked to perform in Paris, a chaotic show which was attended by Capitol K, the man who went on to release the debut album, "Lycanthropy" the chronicle of Patrick's teenage triumphs and disasters.
While "Lycanthropy" was being recorded and prepared, Patrick studied one year of a degree in composition at Trinity College music conservatoire, the fruits of which can really began to be heard on this second album. His vocal chords have also began to be open up to an almost supernatural range for a boy, inspired by the extended vocal techniques of Meredith Monk.
"Lycanthropy" was released in the Summer of 2003 and was met to much critical acclaim, reaching no. 39 in the NME's top LPs of the year, no.39 in Logo Magazine's top LPs of the year, 41 in playlouder.com's LPs of the year, and with The Independent naming him one of the acts to watch in 2004 (along with Franz Ferdinand). Patrick was also making guest appearances as a Viola player with Chicks on Speed and The Hidden Cameras. Cologne-based label Tomlab picked up the album for America and Europe, which led to successful tours and an ever-growing fan base in these territories.The album has since been recently declared one of the 100 best British albums of all time by the nme and continually goes on to be celebrated by audiences new and old as a groundbreaking and unique album
His second LP "Wind in the Wires" received even more acclaim (including a 2 page 8/10 lead NME review, 8.2 review on Pitchfork and no 4 in playlouder.com's top 50), A record written during a writing holiday on a remote Cornish coastline, the album saw patrick exploring his british and irish folk heritage, and escape the claustrophobic city and new found public life. The album documents a return to nature and a voyage of intense personal discovery. Patrick toured extensively in the UK and throughout Europe, culminating in supporting Bloc Party on their autumn 2005 sold out tour, his own sell-out show at London's Scala, and signing his first major record deal.
Patrick finished his third album "The Magic Position" on the 30th of June 2006 on his 23rd birthday and was released by UK indie label Loog, in cooperation with a worldwide deal through Polydor/Universal in the February of 2007. Patrick has been touring his third album around the world to great critical acclaim, while appearing on everything from The Charlotte Church Show, Newsnight, Transmission and The Culture Show in the U.K to a notorious performance on the Late Night With Conan O'brien In New York to Los Angeles to a raptuous audience on The Jimmy Kimmel show. While breaking new ground in Japan and Australia, patrick will continue on his almost year and a half tour that will finish in December of 2007 and take him back around the planet to sing and share the music once again on the third and final leg of the magic position tour. We hope to see you at one of the shows wherever you may be, it will be the last opportunity to catch Patrick in the magic position, before a skin is shed and 2008 brings a whole new album and set of stories to share.