Patch & The Giant

Acclaimed indie-folk band Patch & The Giant to play exclusive concert on the 30 July on the last night of Selby Arts Festival.

Selby Arts Festival is delighted to announce that the acclaimed indie-folk quintet Patch & The Giant will headline an exclusive trailblazer “Folk Night” at River Mill Ballroom on the 30 July at 8pm ahead of the inaugural Selby Arts festival in late July.

London based Indie-folk quintet Patch & The Giant are a dynamic troupe of musicians who have fast become a genuine force within the UK alt-folk scene, since releasing their debut EP ‘​The Boatswain’s Refuge’ on Folkroom Records in 2013 (produced by BBC Folk Award winner Ben Walker). National radio support has come from BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6 and Amazing Radio and the band have been showcased by BBC Introducing as a featured artist and recorded live sessions with amongst others BBC’s legendary ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris, Bandstand Busking, and Songs From The Shed.

Early this year the band released – to much acclaim – their debut album, ‘All That We Had, We Stole’. The album is a polished and accomplished debut which showcases Patch & The Giant’s eclectic take on folk music, effectively harnessing elements of indie, rock and blues and fuses them with inviting story-telling, courtesy of lead singer Luke Owen’s rich and tender vocals alongside ever-unique instrumentation.

In the last couple of years, the band have been winning over crowds on the festival circuit, playing everywhere from Green Man Festival, Secret Garden Party, Cambridge Folk Festival and Larmer Tree Festival, to Wilderness and Deershed. The band have also played their own headline tours and have performed at such iconic music venues as London’s Cecil Sharp House, Bush Hall and Scala.

Patch & The Giant band member Angie Rance said ‘We’re really excited to be part of the first Selby Arts Festival alongside some great other performers. We’ve always loved coming to North Yorkshire, it’s one of our favourite bits of the country to visit so we can’t wait to be back’

Patch & The Giant will be supported be the talented, Selby born singer/songwriter Alice Simmons. Alice, who attends the Read School in Selby, has performed at several festivals including the Beverley Folk Festival and is considered by many to be one to watch in the future. The evening will also feature a solo set from Patch & The Giant’s bass player Nick Harris.

David Edmunds, Selby Arts Festival and Artistic Director said:
“I’m thrilled that we are bringing Patch & The Giant to Selby to headline our folk night at Selby Rugby Club, it promises to be a fantastic night in the marquee next month. I first came across Patch & The Giant at Deershed festival last year and the whole tent was full of smiles, dancing and this amazing sound. We hope this event gives people a taste of what’s to come in the summer with the main festival. It’s also brilliant that local singer song writer Alice Simmons will be opening our folk night, Alice is a young up and coming artist who has a huge talent and bright future ahead of her, it really does promise to be a great night”

Tickets for Patch & The Giant cost £10 and are available on the door or in advance at www. online at .Doors will open at 7.15pm and the concert will begin at 8pm.

Selby Arts Festival will run from the 22-30 July. For more info and tickets visit

Patch & The Giant play at River Mill Ballroom, Selby on Sunday 30 July 2017.