Converging together in a kitchen at some point in mid 2010, Phat Bollard rapidly became a household name, albeit in the small Cornish village of Calstock. From there, it was just a hop, skip and a jig across the border to the nearby monochrome city of Plymouth, where the band regularly gig and busk for your loose change.
In late October 2010 the band recorded a handful of their own tracks in Plymouth's Presspack Studios, and so It's Not Knitting, the band's first collection of songs, was born. Since then, radio appearances and festival bookings have followed, and the twinkling horizon on the edge of the monochrome city twinkles very brightly indeed.
It is a real privilege to see Phat Bollard.
Raucous foot stomping folk with melodies and insightful lyrics that earworm you for days on end. Probably the best ingredient to any alcohol fueled festivities and guaranteed to put a smile on the face of even the most miserable bastard among you. The freedom with which they play is uplifting and joyous to see, embracing young and old alike, becoming a festival favourite for both those that know them and those that have happened to stumble across them in the streets of the south west.
Patricks gritty vocal talent (formerly of Bark) is awe inspiring, coupled with the deliberate loose style of some very accomplished musicians it makes for a band that is instantly recognisable.
for availability please see gig list above - bookings also listed on the ‘live music’ pages