Patch & The Giant

The Ivy House


40 Stuart Rd, London SE15 3BE

£6.00 adv. (STBF)


Fri 1 April 2016

+ Robin Elliott

+ Nick Edward Harris

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Patch and the Giant

“A band you should make an effort to catch”
(Folk Radio UK)

“Beautifully mellifluous”
(Genevieve Tudor, BBC)

“You’d be hard pushed to take a disliking to this lot”
(Huffington Post)

“These lovely people never fail to impress with their energy, not to mention their ability to get the whole room on their feet and dancing, an admittedly rare phenomena to come across these days”
(For Folk’s Sake)

Tucked somewhere between the music of Balkan enthusiasts Beirut and the rustic elegance of modern DIY folk’ (Folk Radio UK)…Patch & The Giant are a dynamic troupe of musicians and an ever growing force within the UK alt-folk scene. Together they craft a sound which is rustic, beguiling and ‘wholly immersing’ (Brum Notes) with a live charisma described as ‘jubilant’ (For Folk’s Sake); its foundation built on a rich and unusual union of instruments including cello, flugelhorn, violin, accordion and more.

They made their festival debut in 2012 at Watchet Festival and Festibelly (playing both on the same day) and have spent the latter part of 2013-14 touring the independent circuit, including Green Man Festival, LeeFest, Cambridge Folk Festival, Larmer Tree Festival, Wilderness, Hop Farm, The End Festival, Standon Calling, London FolkFest and many more. They’ve supported artists including The Twilight Sad, Matthew &The Atlas, To Kill A King and Elephant Revival and in 2014 toured the UK with Keston Cobblers’ Club in addition to their own successful headline tour dates around the country.


Robin Elliott



Nick Edward Harris

‘Harris’ playing is deft, fluid while his voice flutters beautifully on top with cascade after cascade of notes driving the point home.’

Clash Music

“Someone you really need to see live to appreciate his artistry.”

Folk Radio UK

“An album that serves a mesmerising musical reminder that intricacy, minimalism and craftsmanship can stir the visceral as well as the cerebral”


“Nick writes complex songs with thought provoking lyrics. He’s also a pretty good musician!”

Genevieve Tudor, BBC