Fragile is the brand new album by ARIA chart-topping violinist Patrick Roberts and features Sting and Tommy Emmanuel CGP. With its collection of the world’s most beloved songs, Fragile mirrors the incredible journey of the human spirit. The album features a special version of Sting’s song ‘Fragile’ featuring the 17-time Grammy® Award winner Sting and legendary Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel. 50% of the proceeds of this album will go to the Rainforest Fund, which was co-founded by Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler, to help their mission in reducing mass global deforestation. This is also Patrick’s debut album on Decca Australia. Patrick’s recent signing with Universal Music Australia sees him join a stellar roster of Australian and international artists including The Seekers, Patrizio Buanne, Ludovico Einaudi, The Lumineers, Ennio Morricone and Andrea Bocelli.
“I want to congratulate Patrick on the release of his album. His work speaks for itself, the quality of his recordings, the choice of songs and artists is something that will stand the test of time. It was a pleasure for me to play with Patrick and Sting on Fragile, and I hope the music speaks to the world of our need to protect our planet and all its creatures. Working in separate countries, using technology, communicating through music was a joyous experience and the feeling created in this project was one of bliss. All my best wishes to Patrick and his team for the future. Keep up the great work!” Tommy Emmanuel CGP.
Patrick says, “Fragile has been an album I have wanted to make for a long time now. The essence of this album was to truly encapsulate elements of my music that are so close to my heart and build them into a special album that covers all genres of music. It was an honour to have Sting featured on the title track ‘Fragile’ as I have admired and looked up to him my whole professional life.”
“He is the epitome of what it means to have a musical legacy. Being such an example of grace and professionalism, Sting has been a pleasure to work with and he has made this album truly special. Working once again with the very talented Tommy Emmanuel on ‘Fragile’ has been an absolute dream. Tommy is such a true master at the guitar and a musical genius. He has added such a beautiful touch to the song, giving it his own magic sonic signature with all the guitar parts. I could not be happier with the outcome.”
Mesmerising audiences far and wide with his emotional and evocative performance style, Patrick Roberts is an ARIA chart-topping violinist who has been performing globally for over thirty years. Picking up the violin at the tender age of five, he has transformed some of the much-loved classics into contemporary masterpieces. Patrick has performed shows all around the world and has featured his own headline shows throughout mainland China, Japan, USA, Australia and Europe and in 2020 Patrick released his seventh studio album titled ‘Imagine’, featuring Julian Lennon and Tommy Emmanuel. The album debuted at No.1 on the ARIA Classical / Crossover charts.
The Lonely Shepherd
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Always On My Mind
Love Me Tender
Now We Are Free
Fields Of Gold
With Or Without You
Chevaliers De Sangreal
Lo Ti Penso Amore