Patch William Live At St.Pancras

Patch William are a band we played back on the very first edition of Introducing: Fresh On The Net in October 2007 when most of the band were still fresh out of school and one of them was still there. It’s been a joy watching them grow and achieve wider recognition ever since, with the involvement of über-producer Steve Levine and the prospect of their debut album finally geting major-label release in the course of this year. Where the whole Patch William project will go from there is anyone’s guess. Frontman and songwriter Will Adlard may be shy and selfdeprecating, but he’s an interesting artist with more musical aces up his sleeve than we’ve heard from the band so far. Watch this space:

New video above added from Sunday June 27th at Glastonbury where the band closed their set with “The Last Bus” – judged at this year’s Ivor Novello Awards as  one of the best three songs musically and lyrically of  2009.

Tom Robinson

London-based broadcaster & songwriter, born 1950. His best known songs are 2-4-6-8 Motorway, Glad To Be Gay and War Baby; he has also co-written songs with Peter Gabriel, Elton John, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. Read More...


  1. william patch

    Sorry but that’s absolute garbage. Yet another group of big haired sloaney posh boys signed up for their “teeny girls will love us” looks and singing cringeworthy sub-Razorlight rubbish with their unbearable Hampstead inflections.

    Seriously, if you want us to take you seriously, don’t big up ‘bands’ that are basically like a wannabe indie version of Busted.

  2. gjh

    I dread to think what else is in your music collection if both Razorlight and Busted are your points of reference…

    Clearly you haven’t seen this band live.

    I’ve followed this band for quite a while now and it has been a joy to see them grow as a collective over such a short space of time. I’ve seen them live a few times over the last year in London (friends of mine saw them in Manchester at the Roadhouse and said the gig was excellent) and I was there for their performance at Glastonbury this year. Glastonbury was clearly the culmination of a lot of hard work and a display of their ever-increasing musical maturity, confidence and intelligence.

    I feel it’s a bit misguided to equate a regional accent denoting any more credibility, unaffectedness or charm.

    Also, an Ivor Novello nomination isn’t something to be sniffed at given the list of its former nominees and its panel!

  3. Tom

    @WilliamPatch – Sorry but if you want us to take your comments seriously why have you hidden them behind a bogus name and fictional email address ?

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