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 .
This Saturday night I will be playing live at ADJØ
10 Bank Street, Dunedin, NZ
(About me )
Paul S Allen is a singer-songwriter based in Dunedin, New Zealand.
With reflective lyric style, his original songs are from the heart and soul drawing on observations of the world around him.
Genre ranges from acoustic folk to rock. English born but a proud Kiwi, and a passionate supporter of the Dunedin music scene.
ADJØ is a cafe and gallery focusing on emerging artists and cuisine from the Nordic kitchen. Our space is here to provide an alternative way to view and experience art, mixing with coffee and yummy food, and looking out to the beautiful botanics.
Images from the 2019 South Dunedin Busking Festival Held on 19 October 2019 King Edward Street, South Dunedin, Dunedin, NZ. Prize giving held at the Dunedin Gasworks Museum. (Click image to go to the gallery)
The song on the video below is one of mine called “Am I Flying” which is about starting new things which many of the buskers did at the event.
“Am I Flying” Words and music ©Paul S Allen 2019 – All rights reserved. Video @Paul S Allen 2019