Paddy is a Zelig-like character along the timeline of Manchester’s musical activity. It’s a testament to his musicality that he has played with such a wide range of music and artists over the years, be it as a bass player, drummer, Hawaiian guitarist etc. or all these roles at the same time. His own Homelife project released five albums in recent years, Homelife’s sound was intricate but with a warm sense of wonder, a balance of songs and instrumentals. Many musicians contributed to the Homelife project, brewed slowly by Paddy in his attic before being taken out as a small orchestra for some very unique concerts.
Never one to blow his own trumpet, Paddy quietly gets on with developing his craft. There is something of the fairy-tale cobbler working late into the night in order to make the finest shoes in the kingdom, or maybe the musical elves strike up while he’s in bed
“I’m not sure if the general public are aware that this kind of thing has been going on for so long” - Manchester Music
“Packed with head mashing surprises galore‘” – High Voltage
“As a long time Homelife fan I’m glad to say that this album keeps the quality and quirkiness levels as high as I’d hoped!” – Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45)
“Sounds like a Swiss cuckoo clock made of egg boxes and horsehair, glued together by an African Moog player in a Vietnamese iron monger’s shop” – Graham Massey (808 State / Toolshed)
“Upbeat art-rock instrumental music” - Sound Projector