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pag1993... - PA Boston, MA - 10Aug2020 6:06 PM
Dear Patrick -
Thank you for all the great music over the years.
Hope you have the opportunity to put together another collection of new material. Really enjoyed Last of the Gentleman Adventurers.
Thank you.

christopher.m.keen... - Chris Hamilton, Ontario - 1May2019 10:38 AM
I can't get over there. Can you get over here? It's been a long time waiting since you played the Phoenix in Toronto with Blue Aeroplanes opening. Please come back! I've got other things to get to. Toronto or Hamilton, Ontario

a.m. available
salgarza... - sal - 27Feb2018 8:22 PM
'xican 'merrikkan looking for wotrk

Like a tributary, pale imitators
Ericrhake... - Salisbury, nc - 20Dec2017 7:46 PM
Have loved the butcher since introduced 30 plus years ago in Knoxville tn. So glad to see that stream flow back to the river. Thanks Scott Carpenter for showing me the way to Pat Fish.

Ear to the ground
mivvers... - Maureen, Cork - 10Oct2017 10:28 AM
Pat, first of all, thank you for this webpage, I feel like I'm back in time. Which is kind of how I've been feeling for the past couple of days, because the line "what makes your heart sing" surfaced out of nowhere the other day and I had to google it to find out that it was The Jazz Butcher. I put on the album and realized immediately that it was a long-forgotten favourite album that I have somehow not listened to since around 1989. I was actually screaming with excitement and I've been having an incredible time signing and dancing along. And then I come here and find out you've got Wasted Years coming out next week! Legend! Any plans to come to Ireland?

A patronizing letter
rossisalways... - Ross Smith Vancouver - 26Jul2016 7:31 PM
The JAZZ BUTCHER. I absolutely love this band. I put a Jazz Butcher conspiracy album (yes vinyl) a least once a month on my pricey stereo, and have been doing so since 1987. This is what music is supposed to be. I prefer this band over Pink Floyd.
I remember just missing out to see them live and the next day an ex girlfriend of mine phones me, says she got to see the gig and then partied (Victoria B.C.) with the band. She said these Brits were brilliant to talk to. She also said they got sick and tired of her boyfriend and kicked him out.
The originality of this band and the awesome lyrics I have always enjoyed for almost 30 years, and never get tired of it. I'm so glad the albums were recorded and mixed well. When put Distressed gentle folk on the turntable and hear that guitar open up on "Falling in love" I get goosebumps. It's my natural air conditioning on a hot day.
Cheers to the band who stamped the musical soundtrack to my 80's life.

Brighton gig
Gert.thomas... - Gert South Wales - 30Jul2014 12:52 AM
Hi Pat, sort of been a Butcherite since the early 80s still have my vinyl copy of Gift . I think I heard you on Radio 1 possibly Janice long but it was one of those moments when the dj name checked the band and my mental note actually worked. ... But even though I have most of your tunes in my collection never actually made to a gig. I did once interview you for a radio show on Radio Wales and confessed to smashing a copy of compilation of yours I bought in Toronto 86. It was booze fuelled madness and possibly some other stuff going on too and nothing to do with the music . You played a couple of songs down the line. Soul Happy Hour one of them .Anyway I'm going to get off my arse and make the trip to Brighton .

fisheh... - pat - 4Nov2010 7:11 AM
Hi Bob, I remember you, sir. I'm pretty much the same as ever. To be honest, I can't see me making it to Saskatoon any time soon...but you never know. That much I have learned. All best, Pat x

long time no see
redbeardbob... - Bob Rudachyk, Saskatoon - 3Nov2010 2:38 PM
Hi Pat

Long time no see. It's Bob Rudachyk, we hooked up a few times after your concerts in Saskatoon and Vancouver. Just wondering what you have been up to and if you are coming back to Saskatoon any time.

school days
simontowers... - Simon Towers, Northants - 25Sep2009 12:47 PM
Hi Pat,
I remember you used to live in Shutlanger (was it)? I think I came to play and was stung by a wasp. You used to write for the magazine at GH, Acta Antiqua? You did a series of science fiction stories about crocodilians, Krok and Jkarta or some such names???
Any how if I hadn't looked at the Jazz Butcher on Spotify I would never have realised that you were the Pat H. whose friend I was back at GH??

pat... - the butcher, nn1 - 23Nov2007 10:21 AM
Yo, you can message me direct via Then maybe I could explain the song to you. It's dead simple.

Song book? Chords?
rickbruner at gmail dot com... - Rick Bruner, NYC - 22Nov2007 8:39 PM
Hi Pat,

Long time fan, first time writer. Recently learning the ukulele, and I was humming Love Kittens this evening and thinking how fun it would be to learn and play. But I'm not nearly good enough to figure it out myself, I'd need to see the chords written out. Do you have a songbook? Alternatively, could you help a guy out? Suggestions?


bicycle kid
twowheelterry... - seattle - 29Dec2005 12:09 PM
not sure this is the correct medium for this message but I'll give it a shot. I belong to a bicycle club
and we are atempting to cover,copy,rip off the movie easy rider , replacing harley davidson motorcycles with choped out bicycles ect. anyways I wuz wondering if I could use your song bicyclekid in one scene, most likely knobody will ever see this flik and I could of just riped it off too but cha never know, and that song rocks, I do know for a fact bicycle clubs all over the states rock out to it often. so anyone in the know please let me know, and if the song is owned by some huge record lable and theres no way in hell to obtain it or whatever Thanx ,Terry

When are you coming to the states
mbomagee... - los angeles california - 20Dec2005 1:45 PM
Just wondering when you will be comming to the US
Have not seen you in quite sometime and and in need of a fix of some of your magic. Please come to LA soon. Oh and by the way appearently today is your birthday so Enjoy!!

Mike Magee

getting in touch with Pat Fish
mattieu... - Paris - France - 22Nov2005 5:28 AM

i'm writting to you from Paris, France.

i'm working on a project and that's why i'm
getting in touch with you.
I already have positive answers by Mark Arm
(Mudhoney) ,Barry 7 (Add N To X), Stuart
Braithwaite (Mogwaï), Jean-Jacques Burnel
(The Stranglers), Charlemagne Palestine,
Rhys Chatham, Cosey F Tutti (Throbbing
Gristle), Mark Cunningham (MARS), David
Gedge (The wedding Present), Andrew Gill
(Gang Of Four), Michael Girra (The Swans),
Jennifer Heremma (Royal Trux), Herman
Düne, Jenny Hoyston (Erase Errata),
Jonathan Kane (Swans), KAS Product, Daniel
Johnston, Marlene Marder (Liliput), Glenn
Mercer (The Feelies), Dieter Moebius
(Cluster), The Nomads, Stephen Pastels (The
Pastels), Mark Perry (Sniffin‚ Glue Fanzine),
Pram, Michael Rotter (Neu !, Kraftwerk),
Salaryman, John Sinclair (MC5 Manager /
White Panthers), Sonic Boom (Spaceman 3/
E.A.R), Mayo Thompson (Red Krayola), Daniel
Tracey (TV personalities), Dean Wareham
(Galaxie 500/Luna), Mike Watt (Minutemen /
fIREHORSE), Doug Yule (The Velvet
Underground) ...

i'm trying to get in touch with Pat Fish... can
you please give me his contact or forward my
e-mail to him ?

thanks in advance,

Mattieu Moreau

John DeSantis
susan... - San Francisco, California USofA - 16Aug2005 12:59 PM
Lost touch over the years. Just wanted to let you know that John, your biggest fan, passed away. I didn't want you to think he forgot about you or your music he so loved.
Keep on keeping on....
much love,

hey, pat... long time! frum... mark helm
markwhelm... - 17Apr2005 10:31 AM
pat! hey, misplaced yer e-mail addy (and a year or two of my life). explanations and sordid details await. drop a line, suggest an anti-depressant. hope all's well w/ you and yers.

mark helm (once of radioblue, late of not lame recordings)

Licensing request for an alternative 80s compilation
torsten.mueller... - Cologne, Germany - 12Apr2005 10:11 AM

I'd like to use a Jazz Butcher's track for a compilation. To whom I have to send the request, who is the repertoireowner of the "Big time" recordings? Many thanks for your help


Licensing request for an alternative 80s compilation
torsten.mueller... - Cologne, Germany - 12Apr2005 10:10 AM

I'd like to use a Jazz Butcher's track for a compilation. To whom I have to send the request, who is the repertoireowner of the "Big time" recordings? Many thanks for your help


Completely off the fucking point
beckajarvis... - Becka (Newell) Jarvis - 22Feb2005 2:57 AM
Good to see you still out there. She's On Drugs is one of my all time favourite tracks.
But that's beside the point. Where's Gabriel? I lost sight when he left Uni, he probably turned sideways. If you see him please mention this message.
Love to the cats,

Greetings from the old brunette
e_beaumont... - EricBlowtorch - 18Jan2005 3:01 PM

Great to see you are still in action! How many of your recent releases are available on vinyl?

Eric Beaumont
Milwaukee, WI

Canada gig
kdamsell... - Toronto, On. - 6Jan2005 8:56 AM
Dear Mr. Fish:
I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing you way back in 1990 for my university paper before a JBC Toronto show. The chat was a blast and the gig a regular hootenanny, dontcha know.
Please head across the pond for another show soon -- it's been far too long! All me brood will come!
All the best and thanks for the music

formbysound... - Leeds UK - 28Oct2004 3:59 PM
Builth Wells. Was that wise?
Richard Formby

Holiday Compilation Looking for Material
volrecords... - Pennington, NJ - 8Oct2004 4:35 PM
Hello. Back in '94 I published a tabloid in NJ called The Splatter Effect...We did an interview with Pat...I no longer do that; I work as a volunteer Coordinator for a hospice...As an awareness and benefit project for hospice, I am putting together a second holiday (Christmas or Chanukah or New Years) compilation and am wondering if you have any appropriate material to include...Or know of anyone who does...More details are on my simple website: would be honored to have you a part of this project...This will be a limited-edition and you keep the rights to your material.

--Spiro Ballas / Volunteer Records
PO Box 381
Pennington, NJ 08534


Canadian concert?
lazure... - Gatineau, Quebec, Canada - 27Sep2004 9:03 AM

You may know your most popular album among your following here in Canada is the Bloody Nonsense compilation, and yes, that's my favourite of yours, along with Distressed Gentlefolk. My dream is organizing a concert, maybe in Toronto, and calling on JBC fans from all across North America to attend, where you'd play your old and more recent music.

So in all seriousness, I'm wondering if we couldn't organize a concert here for your Canadian/North American fans. It's basically a pipe dream of mine at this point, but I thought I'd give it a try - would you be interested?

Your wife (are you still married?) is Canadian, hopefully (maybe?) you come to Canada once in a while to see her family. I'm dead serious about this and would volunteer to do all of the legwork in putting this together. E-mail me at lazure[at], I'd love to start putting wheels in motion if you're interested...thanks!

Jean Lazure, attorney
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

andrew.bova... - Ottawa, Canada - 19Sep2004 8:15 AM
Please come to Canada...We'll be nice, I promise.

cats and bogs can't get along, cos they sink
you... - Sawtell, Oz - 29Apr2004 5:11 AM
Hi ya Pat, Lee hear (inter-waffle) how you going old friend?? Think about you with many a hazed memory. Living in Oz at the moment, getting married in 2 weeks time. You coming?? Give my love to all

Budvar rules


Nico... - Hamburg, Germany - 27Dec2003 1:53 PM
Hallo Pat,just listened to your live record of onkel Pö in Hamburg. It was a great gig. It really was a part of my youth. Will you have a gig in hamburg next year? Greetings from hamburg Nico

NEED "In Bath of Bacon"
felfie... - San Francisco, CA - 26Nov2003 10:27 AM
...mine was stolen and I am heartbroken. It is just unavailble anywhere. Any help?

Bloody Nonsense
manatee1018... - Pat Manning - 21Nov2003 11:58 AM
Cak Butcher- I'm desperately trying to get Bloody Nonsense on CD. Is it available anywhere?? Can you help?? Are you ever coming back to Minneapolis? Drop me a line.
Mr. Triceratops.

Do you remember.....
emma.harris... - Emma Harris (Harry's little sister) - 13Oct2003 4:46 AM
Hi Pat,
I'm Harry's little sister, and whilst surfing the web came across your website. My brother toured with you around USA and if I recall correctly, played guitar on one of your albums.

He often used to talk about his time with you, however he died christmas day a few years ago. I am so proud of what he did and still have afew of his keep sakes from the tour, plus tapes from when he was with the Basement Fish.

Keep your music going

Emma H.

Trip to San Francisco?
ingrid_whitehead... - New York, New York - 1Oct2003 10:36 AM
Hey Pat. I know you're a busy man, with many
activities and two cats that need much

And yet, you've played at a special wedding
before. Could you be coerced to bring JBC to
San Francisco November of 2004? What
would it cost? These are the things I wonder.

Credit where credit is due
aoxq26... - TheEntirePopulationOfStocktonOnTees - 2Jul2003 4:01 PM
Thanks for existing and doing what you do.

Nice job!

cardboardbadgerhat... - Brighton, England - 1Jul2003 4:17 PM
Hi Mr.Butcher,
Merci boucoup pour le CD avec East-Ham Bull et Des Personnes avec Qualite.
A great listen.My daughter says it's cool too.
Was great to meet you in Kilkenny last whenever.
Cheers guv,
Nick Pynn

andyhilton... - Co.Cavan,Eire - 29Jun2003 3:59 PM
Oi Fish,probably won't remember moi,but i spent a lot of
time ingratiating meself with you lot at Mackenzie Rd
and on European jaunts 84\85.Great times for me,never
forgotten-sorry to read about Kizzy,had good craic with
him too.All power to yer sikkorski,noone atLSE could
ever get what you were about either!Good Luck mate.

Gillian Barclay saying hello
you... - 28May2003 2:14 PM
Just thought i'd post a greeting to you both.
are you gigging, any london dates? though i am prepared to travel for a good time. Sorry to say am not connected to the internet, but the post office will deliver traditional mail to gillian
barclay [at]-remove- 29 monmouth street, covent garden, london wc2h 9dd. yours in eager anticipation*x*

Hey Patrick, it's me Patrick...
tuttyman... - Vancouver, B.C. - 17May2003 2:28 PM
Pat, if you can, drop me a line. It would be great to hear from you. Last saw you in NYC, but I'm back in Canada now and might be coming to England this summer. Would be good to hook up and have a pint.
take care,
patrick hemingway

Instrumental question
lytical ... - lytical - 2Jan2003 4:13 PM
What sort of Rubber Animals?......Have you ever tried Leatherette?

djerob... - Djerob - 21May2002 1:17 PM
Distressed Gentlefolk passed through my
transom years and years ago, stuck as it was
part of the great CD conversion of '91. I know
NOTHING of the remaining body of work.
Suggestions? djerob[at]

garysth... - 6Apr2002 3:29 PM
good 2 c you´re doing stuff

the woodentops
betsyslu... - Riverside, CA, USA - 14Jul2001 3:00 PM
Dear Pat,

I'm moving and rediscovered records I've forgotten about. Among them were albums by The Woodentops. I swear that's you singing. Is it?


p.s. Upon re-reading this message, I must say that I'm glad I rediscovered these albums. When I listen to them once again, a hole in me is filled. Are you guys ever going to re-release some of your earlier stuff on cd (aside from live versions)? I have lots of holes that need filling.

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