Jerrah Patston is a young musician from the Blue Mountains who recently released his debut, The Jerrah EP.
Jerrah has also released songs from residencies at the Sydney Opera House and The Joan, but The Jerrah EP’ marks his first recordings made in his favourite environment; in front of a live audience.
The EP covers a range of Jerrah’s passions such as cricket (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 is a taste of Jerrah’s output, with dozens of songs in contention for his next release.
Over the past few years, Jerrah has played live at the Art Gallery of NSW, the ICC and Henson Park. He has also appeared on 7:30 and 702 Mornings.
The Jerrah EP is available on Bandcamp and on other digital platforms via ABC Music.