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.
You can pre-order the limited edition vinyl via the online shop on The Signatures website (link below). iTunes release April 1st (link will be posted nearer the time).
Grab your vinyl copy while you can and be a part of Northern Soul history in the making!
August 27th 2016 saw the first ticketed ‘Northern Soul Reimagined’ concert at Darwen Library Theatre.
It was an unforgettable evening for both audience and performers that is best described in this review from audience member and soul DJ, Pete Meadows:
“So, imagine the scenario…. Take top Northern soul tracks such as ‘You Don’t Love Me’, ‘The Night’, ‘Happy’ – mix them with some of Motown’s top northern choons and replay them in an acoustic style on keyboards in a one man show. Well that’s exactly what Paul Stuart Davies did in a gig last night entitled ‘Northern Soul Reimagined Live’ and it was superb! Add to that a telephone answering machine with messages left from the original artists and writers and you’ve got something truly unique! “Hi this is Martha Reeves…” preceded the Soul In The Sun classic – ‘No One There’ which sounded so sweet and was enjoyed by everyone including all the Sunners present! In the intimate setting of the Darwen Library Theatre, Paul’s voice was superb along with his keys. Then for the latter part of the second set he was joined on stage by ‘Voice Of Africa’ gospel choir who added a little shake of magic to classics like ‘Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)’ and for me the show stopper – ‘Long After Tonight Is All Over’. Paul is hoping to take this show on the road over coming months. I strongly recommend you go see it if given the chance.”
– Pete Meadows
If you would like us to bring Northern Soul Reimagined to your theater or other venue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
A big thank you to Northern Life Magazine for their two-page spread of yours truly!
The article does a great job of covering the majority of my last 2 years, from befriending Jan Gaye and Russ Winstanley, to singing with Kim Weston and my ‘Northern Soul Reimagined’ project. It was also a great thrill to see my face on the shelves in ASDA! A great start to 2016. KTF!