I’ve reported on a few gigs now at the Wisewood Inn and was looking forward to seeing and hearing Paul Pashley for the first time this week! I went, I listened, I sang along on a few, and I was pretty impressed. The man’s vocal talent is in no doubt, he has a deepish smooth voice and turns his hands (or his vocal chords) well to whatever the song he is singing. This gig featured quite a range from The Impossible Dream, to standards of Frank Sinatra and others, to a song called Muchachita with a Pan Pipe backing. There was also a stirring jazz rendition of the Arctic Monkeys classic I bet That You Look Good on the Dancefloor. Variety was certainly on show as was his commentary to go with the songs, often very interesting, explaining the songs origins or the musical talent behind the tracks. But the voice was the showcase and lifted the Wisewood Inn on another very warm evening. Most of the audience were already Paul Pashley fans, and I became one on the evening too. Personally I would love to hear more of the standards and big band stuff at some point so will look out for those gigs in the future.
See (and hear) more of Paul here >>> https://www.paulpashley.com/
Thank you also goes to Lynne Robertson for her organisation and promotion of good local music – see more at Lynnes Live Lounge >>> https://www.facebook.com/groups/272238806595819/
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Some pics from the evening below…