Category Archives: Dunedin NZ

Support For Ukraine from Dunedin New Zealand

A rally was held in Dunedin New Zealand in support of Ukraine.
With Putin’s forces invading the Ukraine people are being injured and killed, this MUST stop.
Here are some photos from the rally today

First Tattoo – for remembrance ;

I had my first tattoo today
Huge thanks to @kesi.ink at Subconscious Studios. Kesi was fantastic, their care and work was so good for this newbie’s first tattoo. I love ❤️ it so much!

🌿🌻🌼🙏😊💜🎸🎼🎶;

I got this tattoo for many reasons. it is a reflection of the person I am comfortable being, the musician/guitarist/songwriter/poet/performer.
It also represents the battle I have had for mental health over the last few years especially over the last year. The semicolon represents that I am not finished and that life continues.
I dedicate this to all those who have struggled with mental health and to my friends who have passed away or are also currently battling with their mental health.
I particularly remember in this tattoo, the wonderful Dunedin NZ, musician, songwriter and wonderful human that was Nick Knox who passed away a year ago. (Arohanui Nick ❤️ )

These are difficult times and so many people are struggling so please be kind to all, especially to yourself. Reach out for help, and ask your friends if they are ok really listening to them.

Peace, love and good health to you all;
Noho ora mai rā

Paul Allen – Singer songwriter

New Zealand Support Contacts

  • 1737, free 24/7 phone and text number
  • Healthline: 0800 611-116
  • Lifeline Aotearoa: 0800 543-354
  • Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828-865 
  • Samaritans: 0800 726-666
  • General mental health inquiries: 0800 443-366
  • The Depression Helpline: 0800 111-757

for NZ music industry people
Check out MusicHelps

For Dunedin people
Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust has a Crisis Café in the Hope Centre, 3 Albion Place, in Dunedin. The Hope Centre is a safe place for those in crisis during the Crisis Café hours of 1pm – late on Thursdays.
https://www.lifematters.org.nz/

New Year’s Eve – Arc Brewing co. – Dunedin, NZ

Music in the video: “Shine your light” and ” Stay” © Paul S Allen 2019 (me) Photography: Paul S Allen http://www.thewaterside.co.nz

A video of images from the NYE event held in Arc Brewing in Blueskin Bay Dunedin New Zealand
on 31 12 2021 to bring in 2022
I opened the evening with a set of my own so no photos of me =)

The acts for the event

Here are some of my images from the night.

Nook and Cranny Music Festival 2021 – Dunedin, NZ – 2 May 2021

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)


Video, Music, and Photography: Paul S Allen


#nzmusicmonth
#dunedinmusic
#musicfestival

New Album “And He Flies” being launched in NZ Music Month – May 2021

Kia ora koutou

You are warmly invited to come to the launch of my second album “And He Flies”.

This will be an opportunity to hear the stories behind the songs and the album.

It will be held on 14 May at the wonderful Gallery on Blueskin which have always been a great supporter of local Dunedin musicians I would love to see you there.

Celebrating #NZMusicMonth by launching a new album.

Details for where you will be able to purchase / stream the album will be posted here on the 14 May 2021.

There will be a further celebration of the album in July with an event with other artists supporting and playing the album with me… details to follow.

Ngā mihi.

Video: Darryl Baser

For immediate release. 22 April 2021 

A passionate Dunedin musician is releasing his second album.

Singer songwriter Paul S Allen has been a stalwart live performer for more than 30 years in Dunedin.

Paul S Allen releases his second full album, ‘And He Flies’ on May 14, 2021. 

And He Flies is a ten song album which as a followup to his 2019 album “Stay”.

“The album takes the listener on a searching musical journey.” Paul Allen said.

A multi-instrumentalist Paul S Allen arranged and plays every instrument on And He Flies.

“The album’s title track is the seventh song on the album, which is closed off with Hold Me Close” he said.

With Allen’s reflective lyric style, his original songs are from the heart and soul drawing on observations of the world around him.

English born, but now is a proud Kiwi, he’s also a passionate supporter of the Dunedin music scene.

Paul S Allen is celebrating the release of And He Flies with an album release event at Gallery on Blueskin in Waitati, on Friday evening, May 14th

Paul S Allen will have hard copies of And He Flies and his previous album Stay available at the release show.

Links to And He Flies will be online at Spotify, iTunes, and Bandcamp and are set to go live on May 14th.

Paul S Allen plays in Gallery on Blueskin at 6:30pm Friday 14th to celebrate the release of his second album And He Flies.

For further information contact:

Paul S Allen 

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