The antithesis of the classic music-wannabe, Patched Up Parachutes (Peter Williams) is a singer/songwriter whose repertoire of original material includes fast-paced punky songs, epic bluesy numbers and gentler introspective songs played on lo-fi electric or acoustic guitar.
A late starter in music, his short time as a performer has culminated in recent support slots with Idlewild's Roddy Woomble, punk legends 999 & TV Smith and Steve Lamacq favourite The Humdrum Express.
"Having only taken up song-writing and guitar in 2011 at the age of 37, I'm under no illusion that I'm the next big thing. I began song writing to work my own head out, to help me grow and come to terms with life's difficulties. I'm not interested in becoming famous or trying to entertain, I perform because I feel an obligation to the songs I'd written, to put them out there, in case they can help someone else the way they helped me."
"The King of Unpop, Williams fuses lo-fi two minute thrash with blustery blues and endearing self deprecation"
- The Humdrum Express
On selecting me for a support slot in 2014... "You're very welcome in the wondrous world of music! I know talent when I hear it
- Vix Perks (Fuzzbox)
"Salt-of the-Earth honesty and gentle self-deprecation resulted in an infallibly likeable bloke-next-door appeal. We were treated to a delicious selection box of songs, all representing an endearing cross between music, philosophy and observational comedy, with witty, thoughtful and relatable lyrics set against simple yet memorable melodies. There are few artists who could make nods to the everyday worthy of engagement,such as writing a whole song about a somewhat intimidating man with a dog (titled Man with Dog). Williams demonstrated the skill to make the simplest of sentiments and tamest of topics interesting enough to get toes tapping and hearts smiling."
- Songwall.com (review supporting Mark Morriss of The Bluetones)