Patrick Wilson totes a special sound of traditional and alternative country, all the while drawing comparisons to Roy Orbison and the groove of Van Morrisson.
Shaping his music around the trials and tribulations of rural life, Wilson knows this first hand having originated from a Victorian surf-coast town where he worked tirelessly as an apprentice butcher. Now at the forefront of the thriving Melbourne Americana scene he is continuing to make waves with his band, The Bare River Queens.
Wilson's debut EP, ‘Ryan the Moth’, was released in 2013, and has since graced the stages of Tamworth Country Music Festival, performed alongside Bill Chambers and most notably opened for country royalty, The Bellamy Brothers on the Melbourne leg of their 2014 Australian tour, with the Brothers acknowledging Wilson on his “thoughtful and diligent” song writing.
Since then he has taken a step back, performing as drummer and guitarist for several Americana/ Blues bands (Georgia State Line, Madeline Leman & The Desert Swells, Jemma Nicole), taking time to craft, write and independently release his latest offering; sophomore EP, 'Anywhere With A Rooftop'.
“I heard Patrick Wilson sing for the first time in a small studio in Melbourne. His voice and his songs blew me away.”- Bill Chambers