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PATRICK CRAIG ANNOUNCES XMAS CHARITY SINGLE

PATRICK CRAIG ANNOUNCES XMAS CHARITY SINGLE & UK TOUR DATES WITH SEAN MCGOWAN

patrick-craigPatrick Craig has revealed plans for a charity single & UK tour dates with Sean McGowan. 

The singer-songwriter has recorded covers of two traditional Christmas songs and will be releasing them in support of two important London-based charities on Friday 16th December, the Glass Door Homeless Shelter & Wandsworth Food Bank.

The two-track single recorded by No Distance Productions & Mixed by Bob Cooper (Nai Harvest / Self Defence Family) will be released mid-way through Patrick’s 4 day UK tour with Southampton’s Sean McGowan.

Commenting on the release Patrick said:

“With some spare studio time as I was working on some demos, I ended up recording two of my favourite carols. Christmas music seems to be turning into its own genre these days and that was something a wanted to shy away from, instead celebrating how well written some Christmas carols are.

Half the proceeds are going to be going to be split between Wandsworth foodbank. It operates out of st Michaels church in Southfields and Glass Door, a homeless shelter that operates across various churches to provide a warm meal and a safe place to sleep each night. “

The single which features Patrick’s folk-punk take on “Hark The Herald” and “Silent Night” is set for release via Under The Bridge Records on 16th December and will be available as a pay-what-you-like download.

December tour dates w/ Sean Mcgowan

13th – The Monarch – London
14th – The Castle Hotel – Manchester
15th – Le Pub – Newport
16th – The Joiners -Southampton (SOLD OUT)

 

CLICK ON THE ICON TO LISTEN TO THE SINGLE….

ABOUT PATRICK CRAIG

With a tune in his head and a lot on his mind, Patrick Craig has been preforming since he was 16. Spanning topics of love, lust, loss and dancing while drunk, Patrick writes songs that convey wisdom beyond his tender age. With several years of touring experience, Patrick never fails to entertain on stage, in the street busking, or playing a house party. Bringing the energy of a full band with just his acoustic guitar and sharp tongue, Patrick’s live shows have been described as “a burst of energy onstage…a songwriter with the wit of a comedian and a heart that knows tragedy”.

During his formative years, Patrick constantly aimed to entertain. After a brief spell in a punk band aged 13, Patrick traded his battered no-name electric guitar for an acoustic and began to play wherever people would listen. “I’d be standing in the corner of a room at a house party, playing whatever songs people shouted out.” Claiming to hold the record of ‘playing Wonderwall more times that Oasis did’, Patrick began surreptitiously slipping in his own songs in sets.

During this time, Patrick began writing more and more songs. Patrick always followed the advice of his songwriting heros to ‘write what you know’, Believing that honesty is the best policy; Patrick started writing about his life. “Songs are a reflection of the writer, consciously or otherwise. I was just holding up a mirror about everything in my life I either loved or hated and made it sort of rhyme.”

Having played shows with Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Beans On Toast, Lonely the Brave, Restorations, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Chris Farren, Crazy Arm, PJ Bond, Rob Lynch, Oxygen Theif, No Devotion,Caves, Gaz Brookfield, Solemn Sun, Sam Russo, The Lion and The Wolf, Hooton Tennis Club, Sean McGowan, Allison Weiss, Steady Hands, Ducking Punches, Gecko, Mark McCabe, Tim OT  along with many more, Patrick is fast emerging within the world of folk-punk/anti-folk/alternative acoustic musicians.

 

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