Wilde passionate about his hobby
ETWEEN juggling end of year exams and enjoying an early acceptance to study advanced engineering next year, Patrick Wilde has found time to organise a gig to celebrate his year of achievements.
Pat Wilde and friends hit the stage at The Arts Centre Gold Coast on Saturday night, with the 18-year-old admitting putting the thee-hour show together was a big task.
‘‘It’s been a big job with big responsibilities especially while I am in Year 12 ,’’ he says.
‘‘There will be about 12-15 other people who come up throughout the show and play.
‘‘I’ve divided them into a number of different groups so you get a snippet of all their talents in solos and duos.
‘‘I played with brilliant musicians over the year, which means there are lots of different genres.’’
From gypsy jazz to indie rock, Wilde’s one-night-only show features a combination of covers and originals.
‘‘It will be three hours of music and we’ll be playing lots of classic songs that people will get into.’’
Wilde received an early acceptance letter to study advanced engineering at Griffith University and plans to play music on the side.
‘‘I want to keep performing. I just don’t want to study (music) professionally,’’ he says.
‘‘I don’t want to turn my hobby and passion into a job – I want to see it as an escape from everything else.’’
Wilde and his five-piece band, The Stone Crows, hope to record an original EP in the new year.
Pat Wilde and friends play The Arts Centre Gold Coast on Saturday night
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Patrick Wilde plays The Arts Centre Gold Coast on Saturday.