Patrick Alexandre July 11 & 12 shows start at 9pm
Patrick Alexandre is the boisterous Bluesy Voice and Rockin’ doghouse bass of the Winnipeg Dixie-Billy band the F-Holes. Take away the band, and what you are left with is just that. Concentrated Blues and Rootsy old Rock and Roll.
After three albums with the F-Holes, and one with Little Miss Higgins, co-producing with her and playing bass, Patrick Alexandre recently released his first solo album: “Strange New World”. He describes it as a collection of songs about a modern era through the lens of old time blues.
Throughout his career Patrick has continually explored unconventional spaces and analog recording whenever possible. From his uncles’ old barn where Little Miss Higgins’ Juno nominated Bison Ranch Recording Sessions was recorded, to an old Wolseley house. He is currently holding residence: a temporary studio in an abandoned candy factory in the city’s gritty North End.
“It’s the perfect spot to find some real blues, right here in Winnipeg” he says of the building “between the systematic problems with poverty and racism right outside the window, to the ghosts spooking me on the inside… inspiration is never very far away”
Performing with three of Winnipeg’s best, Patrick swings seamlessly from guitar to piano, and then on to harmonica in an animated live show. He is usually accompanied by upright bass (Bernie Thiessen), guitar (Dwayne Dueck), and drums (Joanna Miller). With his unending energy and roaring voice, he continues to entertain audiences across Canada, keeping up his reputation as one of the hardest working, and most intense performers around.