Live, from London, it’s Portland Radio Project! Thanks to London music promoter/agent Russell B. Hamilton and Sound Fusion Radio, PRP.fm brings you Da Paul‘s album release, live from The Bull’s Head pub in London, Saturday, October 22, 2016, at 12:30 p.m. Portland time.
This highly talented singer/songwriter and musician has always had a passion for performing, even from an early age. His roots go back to his time in a Caribbean church in London where he found and nurtured his love for playing the piano and singing choral hymns and Caribbean folk spirituals. DaPaul’s powerful sense of musicality has embraced a host of influences from jazz and gospel to soul, blues and pop, while his song writing talents have been honed over the years by listening to the music of the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield and Prince. His formative years in the music industry began in the mid 90’s as a much sought after session musician and backing vocalist to artists such as Alexandra O’Neal, Des’ree, Gabrielle and Eternal, with appearances at the World Music Awards, Montreux Jazz Festival and on the Jools Holland Show.
Author, broadcaster and musicologist Larry Pryce, who recently compared DaPaul to Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, will host the broadcast from London. (Pryce wrote the biographies of Queen and the Bee Gees.)
Under the technical direction of PRP’s Chris Arnesen and Daniel Lin, Rebecca Webb and Jen Emerson will anchor the broadcast in Portland.