Patrick Watson At The Concert Hall

Canadian indie band Patrick Watson takes to the stage in the next installment of Bravo!’s AT THE CONCERT HALL series. PATRICK WATSON AT THE CONCERT HALL premieres Tuesday, August 25 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT, exclusively on Bravo! The Montréal-based band performs tracks from their latest album Wooden Arms, which has just been shortlisted for this year’s Polaris Music Prize. (Encore Presentation airs Saturday, August 29 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.)

Having recently played before a crowd of 100,000 at Montréal’s Jazz Festival and currently touring overseas, Patrick Watson take to a more intimate setting in CTV’s legendary Concert Hall at Toronto’s historic Masonic Temple. The band treats the audience to original songs all from their latest LP, including the hit singles “Fireweed,” “Tracey’s Waters,” and “Beijing;” plus the jams “Big Bird in a Small Cage,” “Travelling Salesman,” “Where The Wild Things Are,” and “Machinery of The Heaven.”

Between sets, the band chats with host Seamus O’Regan about constant life on the road, their eclectic tastes in musical instruments, and the pressure they received while working on their new album.

Compared to the likes of Rufus Wainwright, Jeff Buckley, and Pink Floyd, Patrick Watson is known for blending various musical styles including cabaret pop, classical, and indie rock. Lead singer-songwriter Patrick Watson fronts the eclectic four-piece band consisting of fellow members Simon Angell, Robbie Kuster, and Mishka Stein – all who have toured the globe with James Brown, The Dears, Philip Glass, and The Stills. Watson’s previous album Close To Paradise won the 2007 Polaris Music Prize and their latest LP is shortlisted for this year’s Polaris Music Prize.

Bravo!’s AT THE CONCERT HALL series fuses exciting live performances with insightful interviews featuring today’s most urbane musical artists. One of Canada’s best live music venues, the Masonic Temple’s Concert Hall has also housed historic performances by The Supremes, The Who, Bob Dylan, James Brown, The Grateful Dead, The Cure, Duran Duran, R.E.M., The Tragically Hip, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and recently Kanye West and Sam Roberts.

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