Category Archives: Music

Rise Above – South Dunedin Benefit Concert

Martin Phillipps A benefit concert was held for the people of South Dunedin who have been badly affected by the recent flooding. The purpose of this was twofold: 1/ To provide an opportunity for community encouragement and support. 2/ To collect funds via a donation at the door of the venue to go in its entirety to the Dunedin City Flood Appeal The concert featured great Dunedin musicians .

  • Martin Phillipps from The Chills
  • The Mentalist Collective
  • Reo
  • Dave Coleclough
  • Robyn Johnston
  • Ronnie Stash
  • Steve King

The MCs  on the night were Damian Newell from The Breeze and Darryl Baser from Baser Social Media Entry was by donation and over $1,100 was collected for the Dunedin Flood Appeal from the approximately 150 people in attendance. The concert was organised with the kind and donated support of volunteers, musicians and performers, with special thanks to the following Supporting organisations

  • Kings High School
  • Baser Social Media
  • DunedinMusic.com
  • The Breeze
  • Reo
  • Southern lights
  • Crombie Lockwood Insurance Brokers
  • Strawberry Sound
  • Armourguard
  • Office of Clare Curran mp for Dunedin South
  • Dave Coleclough Music
  • Robyn Johnston Music
  • Art House Media
  • Westpac bank

No funds collected went towards any running cost or any organisers of the event or artists featured. Thank you to all those who came to the show and for all those who helped with organisation and publicity. Paul Allen Organiser

More photos on flickr  Here are a few of the photos. Martin Phillipps - The Chills Martin Phillipps from The Chills The Mentalist Collective The Mentalist Collective Ronnie Stash Ronnie Stash Clare Curran mp Dunedin South (Labour) Clare Curran mp Dunedin South (Labour) Steve King Steve King Robyn Johnston Robyn Johnston Dave Coleclough Dave Coleclough Reo Reo

All Photos ©Paul S Allen 2015 All rights reserved 

Stay

Stay – Written and arranged by Paul S Allen ( aka Paulusthebrit)
Words and music © Paul S Allen 2014 (All rights reserved)
Video © Paul S Allen 2014 (All rights reserved)
http://www.thewaterside.co.nz

Miscarriage – Time to say goodbye

28 May 2006 – This is a day that changed us forever.

I wrote the song “Time to say goodbye” four years after my wife miscarried as a way of expressing my deep sadness and a letting go of the hopes and dreams we had of having children. It was to acknowledge the child that we will never hold in our arms, but who will also never know the troubles of this world.

It has taken me eight years to write this blog.

This is the first time I have shared this publicly.

Paul S Allen

Time to say goodbye – Written and arranged by Paul S Allen (aka Paulusthebrit)
Words and music © Paul S Allen 2010 (All rights reserved)
Video and image © Paul S Allen 2014 (All rights reserved)
http://www.thewaterside.co.nz

Paul S Allen___   ___   ___

If you need help, get it now, don’t wait!

Please check out the following supports sites.

The Miscarriage Support website has a lot of very useful and practical information for women and men. It also has contacts for support networks across the country.

If you are needing immediate medical assistance or you have concern for the physical or mental health of yourself, your partner or someone close by, get help straight away.

  • Emergency Services call 111 (in New Zealand)

Other support services

  • Lifeline – 0800 543 354 or (09) 5222 999 within Auckland
  • Depression Helpline – 0800 111 757
  • Suicide Crisis Helpline (aimed at those in distress, or those who are concerned about the wellbeing of someone else) – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
  • Healthline – 0800 611 116
  • Samaritans – 0800 726 666 (for callers from the Lower North Island, Christchurch and West Coast) or  (04) 473 9739 (for callers from all other regions)
  • Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email talk@youthline.co.nz

 

Black and White – Nothing Perfect

Video
Black and White
Photography – Nothing Perfect
Music and images ©Paul S Allen 2014

A photo is just a point in time, it only tells part of the story, it’s up to you to fill in the details.

I do not claim to be a good photographer, I am certainly not a professional.

I make mistakes, sometimes those mistakes work. 

Nothing is perfect

If you are interested in obtaining a photo or print please contact me.

Paul S Allen
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulusthebrit/
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Paul S Allen – Regent Theatre – 17 May 2013

Regent Poster 2013

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