Paul's new record 'Seven Sonnets & A Song' was released last Saturday 23 April - the 400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare's death.
‘Seven Sonnets & A Song’ features Paul singing lead vocals on 6 of Shakespeare’s sonnets and a song from Twelfth Night. The only non-Shakespearian piece is ‘My True Love Hath My Heart’, written by his contemporary Sir Philip Sidney and sung here by Vika Bull. The record will be available digitally, on CD and 10” vinyl.
The sonnets were recorded in various studios over the last 18 months. Musicians performing on them include Lucky Oceans and Alice Keath, as well as members of Paul’s band, Peter Luscombe, Bill McDonald, Ash Naylor, Cameron Bruce, and Vika and Linda Bull.
The record was launched with live appearances by Paul on Saturday 23 April at the State Library of NSW in conjunction with Sydney Writers’ Festival and Bell Shakespeare and at the Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, in conjunction with The Wheeler Centre.
Click HERE to pre-order now from Paul's online store or digitally on iTunes.
Click HERE to watch the beautiful video for Sonnet 18 by Lucy Dyson
Sydney Writers' Festival
Paul will be making two appearances at Sydney Writers' Festival this year. The first, on Monday 16 May, will see Paul discuss why Shakespeare continues to inspire, followed by Paul performing some sonnets. The second appearance, on Sunday 22 May, will see Paul discuss his passion for the Bard with actress / writer Kate Mulvany.
More details available via the Sydney Writers' Festival website.