Pataphysics announced as winner of The Very West

Finalists were named, the showcase has been and gone and we have been left with one band standing... Pataphysics will be the next musical instalment to hit the St. Jeromes Laneway Festival stages in 2013!

Footscray Community Arts Centre teamed up with St Jeromes Laneway Festival to offer the next big thing out of Melbourne’s West a once in a blue moon opportunity: A highly sought after position on the Laneway 2013 line-up in Melbourne and an artist in residence mentorship from Footscray Community Arts Centre!

Pataphysics is an Australian music rarity. Based in Melbourne, the band is a mash up of powerful political flows, trumpet, MPC, live improvised beats, dope basslines, guitar and freestyles.

Lead by the intriguing songwriter, vocalist and trumpet player Pat Marks, who composes hypnotic tracks that weave between the political anthems of hip hop, the feel good vibes of reggae and the smooth tones of soul and jazz, Pataphysics brings an ever changing feel to each song. Proficient on trumpet, bass, keys, MPC, guitar, drums, turntable, percussion, tabla, dolke, panpipes, melodica, spoons, freestyle and beatboxing, he is a revolutionary poet & subversive theorist, with insightful rhymes, in both the English and Sri Lankan language.

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