The close-knit sound is built on captivating vocals, full of life textures, unique instrumentation and ever-changing lilt. Since hitting the London gig scene with full force in autumn 2011, the diary has filled almost overnight - with recent and upcoming highlights including Camden Barfly, Ronnie Scott’s, Water Rats and The Dublin Castle.
In 2012 Patch and The Giant take up a monthly residency at The Boogaloo (dubbed by GQ as ‘the sweetest little juke-joint in the world’) - hosting one Sunday a month, presenting an afternoon/evening of finest folk and acoustic sounds from in and around London.
‘North London based crew come along with quaint instrumentals, fireside melodies and, to be honest, a good old winter warmer. Give me a pint, a pub and Patch & the Giant and I’ll be sitting pretty for hours. Seeing as they’ve only been going full force since August – it’s a jolly good show – they may need a little more spit and polish, but I suppose their rough edges only add to the genuine feel and charm. If Are You Listening is an honest sign of things to come from this young crew of folk musos, I look forward to seeing more of them.
(SC)’ greenwedge.org, January 2012
Beginning January 2012, Patch and The Giant take up a residency at The Boogaloo in north London. Hosting one Sunday a month and inviting finest folk and acoustic acts to join them for afternoon of fantastic music, all against the backdrop of a village fete – in the form of The Sunday Fete.
The Boogaloo, Ronnie Scott’s, The Dublin Castle, Nambucca
Vocal mics, DI & bass amp (do not own – will use whatever venue has to offer).