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“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

 

Rise Again – Debut single out now!

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Hey wonderful people.
Here it is my debut single 


“Rise Again”

Written after a major flood in South Dunedin in 2015, then again on the Taieri Plain near Dunedin NZ, in 2017, after seeing the damage caused and people needing to rebuild their lives after the water receded.

Listen online, stream, share, and download it from the usual places.

iTunes

Spotify

Google Play

Apple Music

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South Dunedin Busking Festival 2018

South Dunedin Busking Festival 2018
King Edward Street
South Dunedin
All images in this video viewable on Flickr

South D Busking Festival 2018 - PSA - 1

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Images and music ©Paul S Allen 2018
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Cold Wind Blows – Live songwriting

What you will watch in the video is my song writing process in action.
All I had at the start were just two chords and the words “Cold Wind Blows” the rest is improvised as I go. No second take.

Yes I record each songwriting session – it is a great way to remember the intention of the moment. Video is even better as I can see the chords I use too.

I will now tidy up the lyrics a bit.

(yes for those who know Dunedin I know the Nor-West wind is a warm wind I will change it to Nor-East – the biting cold one straight down the harbour)

Words and Music  ©Paul S Allen 2017 



 

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