Featuring Jerrah Patston & Sam Worrad performing I’VE LOST MY OPAL CARD and other classics.
This Saturday 30 May, 1pm
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Jerrah Patston is a young musician from the Blue Mountains who recently released his solo debut, The Jerrah EP.
For much of his life Jerrah has been singing and playing drums at church halls, markets, street corners and jams.
Inspired by pop, country, friends and day-to-day occurrences, he began writing songs in earnest in 2016, collaborating with musicians from the Club Weld studio during a residency at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre.
Jerrah recorded two songs during this period (‘Sound Song’, ‘Like Aeroplanes’) and finished the year with a packed show at The Joan backed by Chris Ross (Kid Koala, ex-Wolfmother), Sam Worrad, Jerry Kahale and Pasko Schravemade.
The following year Jerrah contributed ‘Burn Like A Star’ to Club Weld’s collaborative LP Remix The House, recorded at the Sydney Opera House for Vivid Live.
The 2019 release of The Jerrah EP by I.C.E. marked Jerrah’s first recordings made in his favourite environment; in front of a live audience.
The EP covered a range of his passions such as sport (‘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 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.”
The EP attracted the attention of ABC Music, who provided digital distribution for the release.
Jerrah went on tour to promote the EP, playing live at the Art Gallery of NSW, Icehaus, the Petersham Bowling Club and the World Rugby 7s.
Jerrah was booked to make his Blue Mountains Music Festival debut just prior to the Covid-19 lockdown, and is looking forward to playing the event when it is rescheduled.
In the current absence of live-and-in-person events, Jerrah has been diving into online performances (including I.C.E.’s Home Sweet Home series), rehearsals and a follow-up to The Jerrah EP.
He has made a memorable appearance on ABC’s 7:30 and on ABC Radio with Wendy Harmer.If you would like more information about Jerrah Live 2 – Back By Popular Demand, you can get in contact with Victoria Harbutt at I.C.E. for more details