是一支以Patrick Watson為创作核心的来自蒙特利尔的四人组合。pw小时候在唱诗班的熏陶，加上对古典和爵士钢琴技法的研习使得Patrick的音乐既具有灵歌深邃的意境，钢琴演奏对细节的处理和爵士里一点点的即兴发挥。 在成立乐队之前，他曾为摄影师朋友水下静物作品的拍摄专辑制作背景音乐，也曾为电影短片创作过插曲。2002年在从越南回来之后，Patrick Watson决意成立乐队，将自己的音乐推向更广的大众并于同年推出首张专辑《Just Another Ordinary Day》。该专辑结合古典钢琴、情境电气和流行摇滚元素的唯美旋律，為Patrick Watson的音符带来浓郁的电影感，而他 指间寂寥的琴音，以及综合Jeff Buckley、Nick Drake、Maximilian Hecker和Antony and the Johnsons等人的魔力嗓音，更為乐队带来了强烈的辨识度，在加拿大独立乐界迅速蔓延的声势，让其接连受邀与John Cale、Amon Tobin、The Dears、Feist和James Brown等共同巡迴演出，并在The Cinematic Orchestra的新专辑中献声。 Patrick Watson 成员： Patrick Watson: 键盘兼主唱 Simon Angell: 吉他 Mishka Stein: 贝斯 Robbie Kuster: 鼓手
by Marisa Brown Though he was born in California, Canadian singer and pianist Patrick Watson was raised outside Montreal, in Hudson, Quebec, singing in the local church choirs as a boy, studying jazz and classical piano performance, composition, and arrangement, and singing and playing keyboards in the ska band Gangster Politics in high school. Watson left the band after graduating and began to explore other types of music, including electronica and ambient. In 2002, after returning from a trip to Vietnam, he decided to start a four-piece chamber pop group, bringing in bassist Mishka Stein, drummer Robbie Kuster (both of whom he had met at university), and former Gangster Politics guitarist Simon Angell. The group (which was technically a solo project with a backing band) released Just Another Ordinary Day independently and began performing around Canada, including at the 2005 Pop Montreal Festival, a show that led to the formation of Secret City Records, the label that issued Patrick Watson's sophomore album, Close to Paradise (which featured the same band), in the fall of 2006, with a release in the U.S. the following year.