Patrick Wolf is 23 years old and he’s been refining his talents for more than half a lifetime. It all started 12 years ago when Wolf first experimented with car boot sale keyboards and tape recorders and has resulted in one of the most startlingly original and innovative voices now emerging in English pop music.
The roots of Wolf’s music embrace everything from PJ Harvey to Stockhausen and English folk music to the legendary jazz trumpet player and singer, Chet Baker. All this started, however, with a precocious obsession in early electronic music. Indeed, Wolf was barely into his teens when he built his first Theremin, one of the earliest fully electronic musical instruments invented in 1919 by Léon Theremin.