Patience Hodgson (she/her) is a singer, songwriter and performer, best known as the bold and energetic lead singer for ARIA-nominated and much loved Meanjin (Brisbane) indie-rock band The Grates. The band enjoyed much success, touring nationally & internationally, over a period of 15 years. They consistently received high rotation and support from Triple J and graced the main stages of every major contemporary music festival in Australia. Adored by audiences for her dynamic and engrossing performance style, Patience still takes to the stage, regularly performing as a part of cult music trivia night Not On Your Rider. While her list of creative endeavours is long, some highlights outside of her time in The Grates include: Collaborations with multidisciplinary artist Rachel Burke The Minutes podcast she co-produced with comedian Melinda Buttle Her work with John Patterson creating and operating Southside Tea Room, Death Valley and Red Robin Supper Truck Hosting and facilitating Splendour In The Craft for 5 years Multiple national tours with Rockwiz Countless one-off appearances on stage.