‘The Jerrah EP’ is the debut solo release from Blue Mountains musician Jerrah Patston.
He’s 22 years old and started writing songs a few years ago when he came began collaborating with musicians at the Club Weld studio.
Jerrah has released studio recordings from Club Weld residencies at the Sydney Opera House and The Joan, but ‘The Jerrah EP’ marks his first recordings made in his favourite environment; in front of a live audience.
The EP covers a range of Jerrah’s passions such as cricket (Brian Lara, Like Stumps), the Penrith weir (It’s Like A Waterfall, But It’s Not A Waterfall) and the everyday (Braces, The Corned Beef Song).
The recordings were made at the 2018 NOW now festival at 107 Projects in Redfern, and audience member Nick Shimmin was prompted to write the following:
“After half an hour, it’s clear you’re witnessing someone who taps into the essence of pop songwriting, someone with a peerless ability to communicate the sheer joy of the everyday, and someone with a sense of melody that Paul McCartney could admire. He is Jonathan Richman with an Australian accent, without the love songs but with cricket and Opal cards instead of baseball and bubble-gum.” – Nick Shimmin.The EP is a taste of the hyper-productive songwriter’s output, with dozens of songs in contention for his next release.
Over the last few years, Jerrah has played live at the Art Gallery of NSW, the ICC and Henson Park. He also appeared on 702 Mornings to promote Club Weld’s Remix The House release.
‘The Jerrah EP’ is available on bandcamp on August 30, and on streaming platforms from mid September.
The EP will be launched on September 7 at Information & Cultural Exchange (I.C.E.) in Parramatta as part of the I.C.E.HAUS concert series.
‘The Jerrah EP’:
Jerrah Patston – vocals & hand drum
Jerry Kahale – drums
Sam Worrad – guitar
Jerrah is available for interview. Contact:
Claudia Roosen, Producer – Marketing & Communications, I.C.E.
[email protected], (02) 9897 5744
Club Weld is a studio for musicians on the autism spectrum and other disabilities. The studio has released four compilation albums and number of singles since 2015.
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