Paul Young and special guests China Crisis
His interest in music dates back to when he was very young, when he learnt to play piano and then the guitar. On leaving school he worked with his father for Vauxhall Motors and played in various bands at night. He played Bass guitar in his first band but eventually lack of demand for bass players led him back to his first passion, singing. These were lean times musically because his preferred style of music – Soul, was not particularly popular. However he managed to sing in various bands such as Kat Kool & The Kool Kats and later in the better known Street Band.
Paul really came into his own with a formidably accomplished solo debut album, NO PARLEZ released in 83’ and including the number one single Wherever I Lay My Hat which maintained the number 1 spot for most of that summer followed by Come Back And Stay which maintained Paul’s presence at the top of the charts.
Towards the end of 2015, Paul was contacted by Gary Barlow (Take That) and asked to consider recording a song for a soundtrack that Gary was producing for a movie based around the story of Eddie The Eagle (which was released in March 2016). The song in question “People Like You” was a perfect fit for Paul.
2016, saw Paul Young release his brand new album Good Thing. Paul has recorded a collection of Memphis Soul tunes and this will be Paul’s first soul album in 20 years.
Paul regularly performs with his ongoing side venture, the Los Pacaminos too.
Eddie Lundon and Gary Daly are the founder members of the band which started in Kirkby, Merseyside back in 1979. China Crisis found major success in the UK with five Top 40 singles, ten Top 50 singles and three top 40 albums and hits across Australia, Europe and the Americas. The band are known for their string of hit singles, including African & White, Christian, Working with Fire and Steel, Black Man Ray and Wishful Thinking, will be performing these classics and more, alongside tracks from the new album Autumn in the Neighbourhood.
Eddie Lundon, Gary Daly, Jack Hymers (Keys) and Eric Animan (Sax)
Doors Open 7:00pm
Thu 15 Feb
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