I've been writing songs for a long time but I still wonder where they come from. Sometimes it's a drawn out process, you have a concept, start collating ideas, do some research (especially if it's a historic song) and start trying out different melodies and chord progressions. Other times they leap out almost fully formed and pretty much write themselves in an hour or two. These songs are almost gifts from above. It's like you've just tuned into some radio station from a parallel universe and plucked a song from their playlist. Now there's an idea for a song!
Hello and Welcome!
Please kick the fire into a blaze, pour yourself a glass of your favourite beverage, pull up a comfy chair and have a look at what's going on in the world of singer songwriter, guitarist and fiddle player Patrick Evans. You'll find the latest gigs, news on new songs and recordings and links to events of interest as well as to my musical friends. Please visit my blog where I'll be posting thoughts on song writing, guitar playing and fiddle playing as well as tips on how I go about it. I'll also be passing on info on artists and recordings I think may be of interest.
So, sit back and enjoy!
Acoustica at The Lomond
Three Folks in concert at Acoustica at The Lomond Hotel. With Tom Bolton, Leigh Sloggett, Patrick Evans and Chris Risely
Peninsula Folk Club
Leigh Sloggett witrh Patrick Evans at The Peninsula Folk Club. From 6.00pm Main act starts around 8.00pm
Patrick Evans & Cora Browne live at The Dubliner.
Nina Rose Trio with Nina Rose & Patrick Evans
Patrick Evans & Ewen Baker
St Patricks Day Gig with Patrick Evans & Ewen Baker
St Patricks Day show with The Wrenboys (Patrick Evans, Ewen Baker and Rob Hornbuckle)
Patrick Evans & Ewen Baker
St Patrick's Day Show at Lulie Tavern with Patrick Evans & Ewen Baker
Emerald PAVE Festival
Leigh Sloggett, Patrick Evans & Tom Bolton in Concert
Alex Legg Memorial Foundation
The Alex Legg Memorial Foundation (ALMF) is excited to present the inaugural ALMF Stage & Songwriting Sessions at The Skylark Room on Thursday March 29 from 7pm to 10pm. A monthly event offering opportunities for performance, showcasing new songs, and industry mentoring over three hours.
The first hour showcases six songwriters/performers in a shared round robin style, performing two songs each. To book a place in this showcase in the coming months please contact ALMF via the FaceBook link
The second hour features a guest songwriter/performer. For the month of March ALMF is excited to host prolific songwriter, Patrick Evans as our guest.
The final hour will offer a music industry specialist talking about their area of expertise. This month features entrepreneur and venue owner Kathleen Snowball talking about 'How to get the Gig'
ALMF encourages anyone who enjoys live music in a listening environment to come along and support a night that offers something for most everyone including great food, a stocked bar, excellent coffee and wonderful company.
Luthier's Lounge A chance to meet and chat with other luthiers, play each other's instruments and listen to songs and tunes by a variety of artists and makers.
This week at Acoustique! 7-7:30 Mackinley Pollock 7:45-8:15 Ferrence Truckenmiller 8:30-9:30 Patrick Evans 9:45-10:30 Mikey Chambers
Cygnet Folk Festival
Ewen Baker and friends including Patrick Evans
New Years Eve Hogmanay with Claymore
New Years Eve Hogmanay with Claymore. Special Guest - Patrick Evans
Darebin Songwiter's Guild
Darebin Songwriter's Guild Showcase
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Fundraiser with Kathyrn Clements and Andrew Cooper
Deni Uke Muster
A brilliant weekend of Ukulele fun including a concert of uke versions of original songs with Gordon Tresider and a Sunday workshop on the Maton Ukulele story
Marysville Jazz & Blues Weekend
Patrick Evans In Concert Sunday, Oct 22 11.30 - 12.30 Vibe Conference Centre
An Evening with The Leigh Sloggett Duo, Patrick Evans & The Boltons
This special Skylark Room evening will be the first coming together of three great acts to deliver a shared feast of their music. Story-telling folk singer Patrick Evans, blues-roots and contemporary folk act The Leigh Sloggett Duo, and the organic folk-pop of The Boltons. As well as their individual sets, they will be combining their talents for some unique collaborations, complemented by Les Oldman (drums), Peter Anderson (accordion) and Paul Tehovnik (acoustic guitar). Dinner from 6:00PM Music from 7:45PM Book online now at www.theskylarkroom.com
St Patrick's Day Shows 2019. With Ewen Baker at Lulie Tavern (1.00 - 4.00pm) and The Last Jar (9.00 - 12.00pm). The Wren boys at Seamus O'Toole's Hotel (5.30 - 8.30pm). Hope to see you somewhere!
News Flash! What an honour to have been awarded first place in the Peninsula Folk Clubs Songwriting competition for 2015!
It's great to have improved on last year with my new song "Midnight Valentino". I will have a video up of the song soon...
Once again thanks to everybody at the Peninsula Folk Club....
I'm delighted to have been awarded second place in the Peninsula Folk Club Songwriting Competition on Sunday, June 1st. It was a great night with 20 great entries so I feel very privileged to have done so well. My entry was a song called "This Old Guitar" written on (and about) my trusty old 1983 Maton CW80. Thanks to everybody at the Peninsula Folk Club and hats off to all the contestants. Great work everybody!