Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Roots


Sounds like

Vance Joy, Didirri, All Our Exes Live In Texas


Influences

Paul Simon, Feist, George Harrison


Unearthed artists we like

Didirri, Merpire, Slowcoaching, Angie McMahon, Feelds


Website

www.tjpatrick.com.au

Bio

Born and raised in the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria, TJ Patrick has been working towards something special. He creates songs that shed light on stories of raw, personal experiences with a delicate and gentle nature.

His flair for song writing was developed during a stint working alongside Aria award winning producer One Above. The pair wrote and recorded music for some of Australia’s finest artists. TJ’s bluesy, melodic guitar playing can be heard on records by Urthboy, PEZ, Drapht and the Hilltop Hoods’ platinum selling single, ‘Higher’.

“There’s an incredible attention to detail in pop music, which gives it such intensity. Working on music with these artists gave me an invaluable education in how to conjure up that kind of energy.”

However, it was a tour of the USA that really captured his love for folk music. Sound tracked by the likes of Paul Simon, Dolly Parton and Gillian Welch, TJ embarked on a tour of the south playing at some of America’s most famous songwriter venues including Eddie’s Attic and the iconic Bluebird Café in Nashville.

“This was a time of self discovery both musically and personally. I began to learn what suited my voice and embrace who I really am,” he says. “For the first time music from about writing from the heart, not just the pen.”

For the past two years TJ has also been an ambassador for YGAP’s polished man campaign, twice selling out shows in Melbourne to fundraise for the event.

He is now set to bring his music to the world for the first time.

“I really search for honesty as a writer. For me, that’s the stuff that connects you to the artists you love. Now that I’m writing my own music it’s like having a direct channel to that source. It’s very energising.”

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

07 Mar 2019

Triple J
35

Well made track from TJ Patrick and it soars on high with this epic feeling.

Well made track from TJ Patrick and it soars on high with this epic feeling.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

02 Mar 2019

Triple J
45

TJ's voice is a pure delight, everything else in this tune is just a back up to that. I could play the chorus on a loop until I died.

TJ's voice is a pure delight, everything else in this tune is just a back up to that. I could play the chorus on a loop until I died.