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Patston’s new single beams a perfect Summer vibe

Jerrah Patston is a musician from the Blue Mountains, and is noted for his unique, whimsical style. He released his debut album Sounds Like Rain in 2020, and he has followed the release with a single (“If Spring Could Sing”) and a live album (Sing Exactly Like That). Jerrah is working on his second album, Going Places, due early in 2023.

The first taste of the new album will arrive on October 6 in the form of “The Wollongong Song” (on bandcamp and the streams), a sunny piece of pop which is perfect for the turning of the season.

Loaded with harmonies and hooks, “The Wollongong Song” was produced by Chris Hamer-Smith and will appeal to fans of The Beach Boys and classic Flying Nun bands.

The single will be launched with a performance at the Blue Mountains Music Festival on October 8.

Jerrah’s songs are set apart by their observations of the everyday, beautiful harmonies and inventive percussion.

Jerrah started writing songs in 2016 when he began working at Club Weld, a studio for neurodiverse musicians based at Arts & Cultural Exchange (ACE) in Parramatta.

Since then he has recorded at the Sydney Opera House, appeared on 7:30 and collaborated with the River City Voices symphonic choir.

Writing in Cyclic Defrost’s “Best Of 2020”, Luke Martin praised Sounds Like Rain and the accompanying sold-out performance at the Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub: “I have honestly never encountered a musician so thrilled to be performing and recording as Jerrah.”

Through the years, Jerrah has performed at markets, church halls, fundraisers, theatres and everywhere in between.

“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 Paul McCartney could admire,” writes Nick Shimmin. “He is Jonathan Richman with an Australian accent, without the love songs but with cricket and Opal cards instead of baseball and bubble-gum.”

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Purchase “The Wollongong Song” at https://icemusic.bandcamp.com/

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