Patrick Watson (band)


Patrick Watson (band)

Patrick Watson is the name of the Canadian indie rock band that consists of Patrick Watson, Simon Angell, Robbie Kuster, and Mishka Stein. Their blend of cabaret pop and indie rock has been compared to Rufus Wainwrightcite web | title = Songs that coalesce from spaces, places| publisher = "Toronto Star"| date = 2006-12-21 | url = http://www.thestar.com/article/163196 | accessdate = 2007-02-11] and Jeff Buckley.

After creating music and releasing albums in various styles, lead singer Patrick Watson put together a four-piece band that performed with artists like James Brown, The Dears, Philip Glass and the Stills.

They received a nomination for New Artist of the Year at the 2007 Juno Awards.

Their song "The Great Escape" was featured on a third-season episode of "Grey's Anatomy". In the 2008 French-Canadian movie "C'est pas moi, je le jure!", Patrick Watson composed the film's soundtrack, with collaborations by Elie Dupuis, and the star of the movie, who was 12 years-old.

On July 10, 2007, "Close to Paradise" was revealed as being on the shortlist for the 2007 Polaris Music Prize. [cite web|url=http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2007/07/10/polaris-shortlist.html?ref=rss|title=Arcade Fire, Feist on Polaris short list |accessdate=July 10|accessyear=2007] [cite web|url=http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/2007/07/10/4328574-cp.html|title=Feist, Fire get Polaris noms|accessdate=July 11|accessyear=2007] [cite web|url=http://www.chartattack.com/damn/2007/07/1016.cfm|title=Arcade Fire, Feist And The Dears Among Polaris Nominees|accessdate=July 11|accessyear=2007] It was announced as the winning album on September 24.

Discography (solo)

* "Waterproof9" (2001)

Discography (band)

* "Just Another Ordinary Day" (2003)
* "Close To Paradise" (2006)

References

External links

* [http://www.patrickwatson.net/ Patrick Watson]
* [http://www.icebergradio.com/patrickwatson Audio Interview] recorded October 2006


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