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CHRISTIAN PATEY & MERRYN JEANN IN THE BEERGARDEN

December 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

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CHRISTIAN PATEY

The euphoric sights and sounds one associates with the Australian Sunshine Coast could easily be likened to the dreamily soulful music produced by one of its most captivating young artists, Christian Patey.

Christian Patey has been joining forces with electronic producers from across the world to create a new, effortlessly cool sound for himself.

The one man band that is infused with electric guitar, synths and drums together illuminates the room and takes the listener on an uplifting and feel good journey.

He has collaborated with UK beat-maker Alabaster, well known Brisbane lads Yes You, Jimmy2sox and recently had his vocals sampled on the Party Next Door album.

More collaborations are in the pipeline and the next year is shaping up to be a big one for Patey.

Christian Patey: Facebook

MERRYN JEANN

“Merryn Jeann- Like angels pissing in your ears” – anonymous

2016 established Merryn Jeann as a feature vocalist and songwriter to take serious note of. With 70 million plays and counting on one track alone – ‘Aloha’ produced by French artist Møme – it’s no wonder her worldwide fan base is aching to hear what this girl does next. Merryn has been compared to artists Amy Winehouse, Feist and Yukimi Nagano (Little Dragon), herself drawing vocal inspiration from diverse acts like Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote), Laura Marling and Moses Sumney. Yes, that sounds like a patchwork, but Merryn’s style is no edit, it’s one that is distinctively her own. 

At the age of 19, a solid musical education from Byron Steiner already behind her, Merryn landed in Berlin, although pre-destined to a life of music, innocently unaware of what would come next. What did, happened quickly. A worldwide tour with Tora performing co-write ‘Overcome’ at festivals Glastonbury, Best Kept Secret and Fusion to name a few. A delicate balance between collaboration and her solo act – a contrast from dancing thousands, and candlelit intimate performances – was set, made obvious by her honed versatile act. 

A message via Instagram to Jeremy Souillart of Møme led to the sensation that has become ‘Aloha’ a modern success story of streams, likes, loves and follows. Merryn wrote the lyrics and melody whilst on the road with Tora, and finally recorded the vocals in a make-do bedroom studio (under some blankets) in a friend’s apartment in Amsterdam. Performing to tens of thousands, and her voice floating out of the Eiffel Tower not yet a conceived dream. 

Fate would determine a set of events that launched Merryn’s career, starting with a band swap with ex boyfriend Jules Crommelin, lead of Kitsuné signed Disco pop act Parcels. Band members now of Parcels, Patrick, Noah and Louis were previously known with Merryn as Potato Potato, and Jules had introduced Merryn to members of Tora. This unofficial exchange some of the reasoning behind the pivotal Berlin Trip and the breakup track ‘Overcome’, a successful result of both.

The happy-ever-after-story climaxed two years later in a accidental dual television appearance on acclaimed French television program ‘Le Petit Journal’. The cosmic coincidence had Merryn performing ‘Aloha’ and Jules performing ‘Herefore’ to none the wiser hosts. The ex lovers share not only bands and industry contacts, but now also a house in Berlin, a city that Merryn continues to draw inspiration from.

The success of Møme opened the world of collaboration, leading to exciting yet to be released projects and current collabs with Lindsay Lowend, and Beau Diakowicz. This musical split personality is apparent when meeting Merryn, a whimsical folk manner with unexpected jolts that reflect in her sound; soul, jazz, electronic pop, chill wave and even a little hip hop. One foot firmly grounded in her folk act, the other wildly explorative through collaboration. Her anticipated debut EP is to be launched in 2017 and has promised to be a recorded account of the experiences that have helped shaped her, and that clash of bipolar genres we’ve come to love.

At just 21, Merryn is the face of this burst of youth, one to guess, is the future to come.

Merryn Jeann: Facebook

 

December 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

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Our Beer Garden is open for food and drinks from 12noon.