02 September 2016
Hello friends. It’s been too long since I updated this site, so this is just a quick update on what I’ve been up to.
It’s been a massive privilege to play some festivals over the last few months. My first Big Church Day Out, first time at Keswick Unconventional, as well as Focus and Rivercamp. All brilliant, and met some lovely folks.
Return visits to New Wine, Spring Harvest and One Event (the Christmas special!) equally lovely.
My first time playing and singing abroad too - thanks to Le Pas Opton in France - a really special place. We’ll be back I’m sure.
New songs have started to sneak into the set as well, so I’m excited for what’s next.
What is next? Well… some solo shows over the autumn, more writing, some family time. All good.
Until next time…
16 September 2015
Ok, maybe not quite, but it’s definitely no longer summer any more, so Christmas is the next big thing, right?
Just a quick update to say thanks to everyone I met over the summer. I had a marvellous week at New Wine, a great One Event and a glorious (if slightly damp) Greenbelt. My face is still smiling from the marvellous gigs I had. Great to welcome some new friends into the group. Do introduce yourselves. :)
I have a few gigs lined up over the autumn, and always happy to book more in! I’ll also be continuing to regularly retreat to the writers room to work on new songs, new plans, new sounds.
Much love to all
18 March 2015
Hello! I wanted to let you know about a new CD that’s available in the store. It’s called “What I call romance” and it’s a compilation of 20 of my favourite tracks from my first three CDs, most of which have long since sold out.
I always felt sad when people would approach me at the CD table post-gig and ask about a particular song, and I had to inform them that they couldn’t have it on CD, so I thought I’d put a compilation together. It was actually kind of fun to return to some of these old tracks that I hadn’t listened to in years. Happy memories.
Read on for more info about the CD, but if you’re keen to get your order in now, here’s the link:
I tried to put the sequence together as I would the set list for a live show, and I really enjoyed listening through again to some of these older recordings, and fondly remembering the recording sessions, and hearing great performances from some of the amazing musicians I’ve been fortunate enough to work with.
Hopefully your favourites are on here – if not, sorry! But not too sorry… they’re my favourites :).
If you don’t own any of my first three albums, this is a great way to catch up. Even if you do own one or two of the earlier albums (or even all three), why not get one for the car, the kitchen, your mum, your next door neighbour.
Latest album “Small Town Boy” also still available, and you can both in the CD Bundle.
09 January 2015
Hope you’ve had a great time over Christmas and the New Year. I am certainly looking forward to working my way through 3 Toblerones. Should be good!
A great start to the year already with more airplay on BBC Radio 2 for my song “In our Hands”. And putting plans together for new music and gigs over the coming months. I’ll keep you posted. Make sure you’re subscribed to the Mailing List or follow me on Twitter for the latest news.
12 December 2014
I’ve once again become rather lax in updating my website… apologies everyone. The last few months have seen many gigs, including the 75th and last of this year. Thanks to everyone who has hosted, listened, applauded and bought/downloaded the music. It means a lot.
Special thanks to Mlendo for having me along to some really lovely shows in October. What fun!
Thoughts now turn to 2015, new songs, new adventures.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Paul Bell is a stunning talent. He brings laugh out loud humour, brilliant song writing and performance, and quick-on-the-draw spontaneity that audiences love. I can’t recommend him highly enough.