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Credit: Wolf 359
Tell us a bit about yourself?
I'm Patch Kelly and I play drums in Wolf 359. A 7 Piece Symphonic Rock/Metal band from Keighley, West Yorkshire. If Halestorm, Evanescence and Nightwish had a Yorkshire baby, it'd sound just like us.
There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest?
Rather than relying on backing tracks for our strings, we have both a Violinist and Cellist that play electric string instruments. We play with a lot of heart and the most important thing for us when playing live is that we have fun and make sure the crowd has just as much fun if not more. Aside from our originals we do a few covers, some which you'd never ever expect a band like ours to play. Everything from Led Zeppelin to Eminem!
What’s your back-story?
We started off like many others bands as a little pub covers band. We all teach music at a local youth project and over time we brought in the string section and developed a brand new sound and brand new aim. We didn't want to play little local pubs anymore. We wanted to make a noise around the UK. Our songs are always written about personal subjects to us, from heartbreak and loss, to hitting out at the political system. We don't make music together to make money or be famous, we do it because we love it and we wouldn't want to do anything else.
What are you working on at the moment?
We've just released our debut EP "In Reflections" which is available an all usual streaming services i.e. Spotify, Amazon etc. We're now in the writing phase for our next bunch of recordings that we aim to do this summer.
What's the first song you remember hearing?
When I was a toddler I used to listen to a lot of classical music, but the first song that impacted me emotionally was "Rock & Roll" by Led Zeppelin. It made me want to become a musician at 4 years old and shortly after I recieved my first guitar and began my journey into the life of a musician.
You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song?
It depends how much I've had to drink! Although I have to say It's probably a toss up between Marvin Gaye's "Lets Get It On" or "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" by Tears For Fears.
What was the first gig you went to?
The first gig I ever went to was probably the most Rock and Roll gig of all time (immense sarcasm implied). It was Peter Andre being supported by Bewitched. We went as a family and I was only a child at the time but i'll never forget doing the Riverdance to C'est La Vie!
Which song do you wish you'd written?
There's so many, although If I'd have written them they probably wouldn't be as good!
Which song changed your life?
As I mentioned earlier, "Rock and Roll" by Led Zeppelin is what made me decide I wanted to be a musician. And there is no band that has ever been, or will be, greater than Led Zeppelin.
Which song would you like played at your funeral?
"I Am The Highway" by Audioslave. Because Chris Cornell.
What song is stuck in your head right now?
"I Think I Saw A UFO" by Neonfly. A band that deserves WAY more recognition than they have.
What was the first Album you bought?
Albumwise I'm not sure, but singlewise it was "Intergalactic" by the Beastie Boys.
Which song made you want to play music?
As I've already answered that I'll amend the question slightly. The song that made me want to be a drummer was "Dazed And Confused" by Led Zeppelin. Specifically a live version from way back when they first started. Bonham did the most unbelievable fills and made it look easy. God damn he was the best.