"Andrew Patterson is a Belfast based singer songwriter who writes anthemic yet intimate songs of hope, peace and love Folk-pop songs that hold a weight of substance in a tired and washed out world. 'Following up the same river as Springsteen and Glen Hansard'" (Steve Stockman).
The Belfast singer songwriter has had an extremely busy year since the release of his second EP, 'Out of Babylon' in January 2019.
From career defining gigs supporting Peter McVeigh at a sold out show in the Sunflower, an evening of support for Tony Villiers in Eastside Arts to the Forestside Songwriter Stage at Dalriada Festival, Andrew can be found honing his craft and shining the light of song in every performance, with passion and a love of storytelling.
Recording again at Hill House Studios in Craigantlet with regular producer and collaborator Phil d'Alton alongside Dave McConnell (viola) and Laura McKee (vocal harmonies), 'Upon the Shore' is a warm and welcoming sonic embrace, filled with careful tone, thoughtful harmony reminiscent of Bright Eyes, Damien Rice and the subtle dynamic recordings of Justin Vernon's Volcano Choir. Written as a response to battles with mental health and the comfort that comes in escaping with a loved one into the outdoors. It is a softly spoken whisper of quiet hopefulness, a welcome reminder to pause from the constant barrage of lifes busyness.
Praise for 'Out of Babylon'......
'Raw authenticity.... oozes acoustic bliss' (Chordblossom)
'I was honestly swept away. A brilliant EP' (Off the Record)
'Honesty is they key in his songs. You almost hear the emotion pouring out' (Jana, Music from the Heart)