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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 

“Stay” Album Release 10 November 2019

For immediate release. 15 October 2019

An old master to release his debut LP after 30 years in the business.Paul S Allen

Singer songwriter Paul S Allen has been a stalwart live performer for more around 30 years in Dunedin, but there’s one thing he’s not done, until now…

Paul S Allen releases his first full album, ‘Stay’ on November 10th 2019.

Stay is a nine song LP which represents the cream on the top of three decades of songwriting.

The album takes the listener on a musical journey from almost pure folk, brushing past alt country, and lurching at times to kiwi rock.

A multi-instrumentalist Paul S Allen arranged and plays every instrument on Stay, and on tunes like the opener Am I flying?, Young at heart (faded from black), and Shine your light, he layers up harmony vocals in a similar way to great gospel singers like Steve Wonder.

The album’s title track is the second to last song on the album, which is closed off with Sleep, a song which began life as a poem that Allen penned a few years back.

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

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

Paul S Allen is celebrating the release of Stay with an album release party at Dog With Two Tails in Dunedin on Sunday afternoon, November 10th.

Supporting Paul S Allen at the one-off release show for Stay is rising Dunedin, New Zealand-based country singer Bronwyn, who returned to the city recently from a stint in Nashville USA, where she intends to return as soon as possible.

Paul S Allen will have hard copies of Stay available at the release show.

Links to Stay will be online at Spotify, Google play, iTunes, and Bandcamp and are set to go live on November 10th.

  • Paul S Allen plays in Bark at Dog With Two Tails in Dunedin’s Moray Place at 2pm Sunday November 10th with Bronwyn, to celebrate the release of his debut LP Stay.

For further information contact: Paul S Allen  

 

Poster Stay Album Launch Poster

Vogel Street Party 2019 – Dunedin Icons

Here is a collection of images and a video montage of the fantastic Vogel Street Party 2019 – Dunedin Icons event held in Dunedin NZ, 12 October 2019

Vogel Street Party 2019 - Dunedin Icons

 

Vogel Street Party MMXVI

This years Vogel Street Party MMXVI has been another stunning event. Many thanks to the hard working crew who organised and ran the event and to the sponsors.

As usual most of the images are in my preferred black and white style although some are colour.

Here are a few images from the day, if you would like to see more please visit my Flickr account.

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Nook and Cranny Music Festival 2016

A festival of Dunedin musicians, singer-songwriters, bands and solo acts for the launch of NZ Music Month 2016
Held 1 May 2016 at the Dunedin Public Library
Dunedin, New Zealand

Here is a sample of images from the day there are more on my Flickr account

The Mentalist Collective
Nook & Cranny Music Festival 2016PSA54

Valley Bluegrass
Nook & Cranny Music Festival 2016PSA25

Henry Phillip Wilson
Nook & Cranny Music Festival 2016PSA38

Molly Devine
Nook & Cranny Music Festival 2016PSA18

Tiny Pieces of Eight
Nook & Cranny Music Festival 2016PSA16

Graeme Downes
Nook & Cranny Music Festival 2016PSA34
Photos ©Paul S Allen 2016
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If you are the artist represented in the image please contact me if you would like the full size image also other images available.

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