Jerrah Patston is a musician from the Blue Mountains, and is noted for his unique, whimsical ‘new folk’ 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 currently working on his second album, due early in 2023. The songs are set apart by inimitable 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 operating out of ACE (Arts & Cultural Exchange) 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. His next single is called The Wollongong Song, and it will be released in early October ahead of an appearance at the Blue Mountains Music Festival.
“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. He is Jonathan Richman with an Australian accent, without the love songs but with cricket and Opal cards instead of baseball and bubble-gum.” – Nick Shimmin