2018 sees the debut of a brand new show that takes our beloved Motown and Northern Soul music and mixes it up with the sound of a classical orchestra!
I am delighted to have been selected as a vocalist at these shows that will be visiting some of the UK’s best venues and festivals. We kicked off in March at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall (my favourite venue) and are next appearing on the main stage at ‘Neighbourhood’ weekender to a sold out crowd of 25,000!
There will of course be more dates announced. Please keep an eye on my ‘shows’ page!
On 3rd May 2017, Paul made modern-day Northern Soul history when he recorded his song ‘Tomorrow’s Love’ in the legendary United Sound Systems recording studio in Detroit. Other names to grace the microphone at United Sound include Aretha Franklin, Jackie Wilson and Marvin Gaye! Not only that but Paul’s backing singers for the session were a legendary cast: Kim Weston, Tobi ‘Legend’ Lark, Pat Lewis and Original Vandellas Annette Beard and Rosalind Ashford!
Take listen to the song here:
No other British soul singer has gone to such extremes to get that authentic 60’s-style Detroit sound , and you could own a limited edition vinyl copy by visiting the link below. The B-side is Paul’s rendition of ‘Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)’ featuring backing from The Original Vandellas – a song that they last sang when they backed Marvin Gaye on his version in 1962.
As many of you will now know, I recently brought a few people together to record a charity Northern Soul record.
The record features American Soul legends Tommy Hunt, Dean Parrish, Sidney Barnes, Chris Clark, Pat Lewis plus, representing the UK, myself, Johnny Boy and the fantastic 10-piece band ‘The Signatures’.
Our version of Frank Wilson’s iconic ‘Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)’ is being released on vinyl and download single and is raising money towards The Jon Bates Appeal.
Jon is a Wigan DJ who is wheelchair bound. He is aiming to raise £30,000 for an operation that could see him walk again.
The B-Side of the single is ‘Give Me a Call’, performed by myself with The Signatures.
UPDATE: This single helped us to raise over £1200 towards Jon’s treatment so many thanks to all who bought a copy!