Patrick McCallion (born 19 April 1994) is a singer, songwriter and musician from Halifax, England.
Patrick has amassed an impressive following for his take on the rock genre. Taking inspiration from acts as diverse as The Killers, The Fratellis and Bruce Springsteen, he has created an edgy and unique sound, crafting lyrics that span across a wide spectrum of emotions and styles, transitioning from angry political protest songs to heartfelt love ballads with ease.
Patrick’s first success came with release of the single ‘Neon Lights’ in 2010. The song went viral on performing arts talent website Yobi.TV and the music video received over 130,000 views worldwide, with the song also being featured on a video by popular YouTube vlogger WhatTheBuckShow. This song preempted the formation of Small Words, Patrick’s band with whom he has been performing with ever since. Comprising of Adam Trevisani, Jake Marsden, Matt MacGregor, Tom Kaye and Patrick, they have performed at many high profile events, including festival appearances on lineups featuring Razorlight, Primal Scream, Nile Rodgers and The Fratellis, as well as performing at prestigious venues including the 100 Club in London, Academy 3 in Manchester and The Living Room in New York City. Patrick also performed at the Etihad Stadium alongside acts including James Morrison, The Script and McFly as part of the Key 103 Jingle Ball, raising money for the Cash 4 Kids charity.
In 2012, Patrick released the album ‘Nice’ with Small Words. This was received with universal praise from the press and public alike, with one critic stating ‘The album reminds me of Oasis’ “Morning Glory” where every song seems to be a hit but they all have their own personality’ (Joel McDowell, Hands Off Promotions).
In 2014, the two projects merged to create "Patrick McCallion's Small Words" and they are currently recording a follow up to Nice that is set for a spring 2015 release. An extensive tour of England is to be announced shortly.