Monthly Archives: May 2021
Ko te Tai o Araiteuru te tūrakawaewae,
Kei te noho au ki Ōtepoti,
Ko Pākehā te iwi,
Ko Paul Allen tōku ikoa
He kaitito waiata, kaihopu whakaahua hoki au.
Nō reira, tēnā koutou katoa
And He Flies is available on CD from the following
Digital download from
Thanks to OAR FM Dunedin – Community Access Media and Dunedin Public Libraries for the interview yesterday. Some great questions from Kay Mercer from the Library to give you an insight into my music and the processes I go through to write, record and perform.
ABOUT THE ALBUM
All songs written as my observation and reflection of the world and people around me each day.
Forgive me as I know there are a few mistakes & glitches but I have deliberately left them there as I believe nothing is perfect and there is beauty in imperfection.
Sweet lullabies is dedicated to all those with hidden illnesses who “look well” but battle everyday.
Paul S Allen: All vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, ukulele, bass, lead guitar, keyboards, piano. Drums: the magic elves who live in my computer with nudging and arrangement by myself.
Recorded, mixed and mastered at home.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me on my musical journey thus far, the people who come along to gigs, listen to my music, and to those I collaborate with at gigs especially my good friend darryl baser, I appreciate you all.
Thank you to my wonderful wife Wendy .
Video Montage and image gallery of the iconic The Nook & Cranny Music Festival held at the Dunedin Public Libraries, Dunedin, New Zealand, on the 2 May 2021 to Celebrate NZ Music Month
(I missed about four of the artists as I was performing at the time – apologies to those four)