Paul Needs vocal entertainer paying tribute to 60s & 70s hits. Paul has been working solo for twenty years or more.
He has performed in original and club bands over his 30 + years career. His performance encompasses a huge variety of styles.
Paul Needs original and covers material has been heard on BBC Radio Wales and Independent Radio. Paul has performed everywhere – from small pubs to 40,000 stadiums. He continually adds new material to his performances. This guy is awesome!
Paul Needs Original and Covers Singer
Wales has had a number of successful singers across the decades. In the 1960s, bands such as Amen Corner, The Iveys / Badfinger and singers including Sir Tom Jones, Dame Shirley Bassey and Mary Hopkin. By the 1980s, indie pop and alternative rock bands such as The Alarm, The Pooh Sticks and The Darling Buds were popular in their genres. But the wider view at the time was that the wider Welsh music scene was stagnant, as the more popular musicians from Wales were from earlier eras.
Tom Jones with his album Reload was his first non-compilation number one album since 1968’s Delilah. Meanwhile, Shirley Bassey reached the top 20 once more in the UK Charts with her collaboration with the Propellerheads on the single “History Repeating”. (Wikipedia).
Wales is often referred to as “the land of song” and is notable for its harpists, male choirs and solo artists. The principal Welsh festival of music and poetry is the annual National Eisteddfod. The Llangollen International Eisteddfod echoes the National Eisteddfod but provides an opportunity for the singers and musicians of the world to perform. Traditional music and dance in Wales is supported by many societies. The Welsh Folk Song Society has published a number of collections of songs and tunes.