Patience Hodgson

Effervescent front woman of Aussie favourites The Grates, Patience Hodgson has cemented herself as one of Australia’s most loved lead vocalists through her abrasive and relentless onstage antics. From Bat Girl outfits and gravity-defying stage dives, Patience is one force to be reckoned with. The Grates’ 2011 album ‘Secret Rituals’ was crowned triple j’s Feature Album of The Week, garnered 4.5 star reviews in Rolling Stone and saw Patience grace the cover of Triple J Magazine, and has previously been the covergirl of Yen Magazine twice over, as well as Rolling Stone and every street paper the country has on offer.

Amongst her musical accolades (Two top ten ARIA albums and numerous nominations for ARIAs, J Awards and The Amp) she was crowned Yen’s inaugural Young Woman Of The Year in 2008 and regularly makes podcasts (‘The Minutes’ and ‘You’re Welcome’) with comedian Melinda Buttle where they do everything from helping generation Y with their problems to chatting with some of Australia’s biggest music, radio and comedy stars.