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On Tour with Sir Tom Jones

Paddy is delighted to be touring with Sir Tom Jones this summer around the UK & Europe.  The show features blues & gospel spirited songs alongside the classics. Paddy will feature on piano, keyboards, accordion & backing vocals. Here’s the list of dates:

6 June, 2015 – 20:00 Mølleparken, Sønderborg Tom Jones

8 June, 2015 – 18:00 Laugardalshöll Arena Tom Jones

12 June, 2015 – 18:00 Jyvaskyla Sataman Yo, Finland Tom Jones

13 June, 2015 – 12:30 Grote Rietplas Tom Jones

17 June, 2015 – 19:30 Olympia Theatre, Dublin Tom Jones Continue reading →

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Londonola kicks off year

Paddy’s new group, Londonola, kicked off the year with a packed gig and standing ovation at the Bronte Blues Club on January 9th.  Since a successful first gig at BluesFest in the Royal Albert Hall in October, the group is solidifying it’s new material and looking forward to recording an album in the next few months.  The trio plays original homegrown music and arrangements by Paddy infused with a large dose of New Orleans spirit.  The band features the formidable talents of Pat Levett (drums/vocals) and Spencer Brown (double bass/vocals) and were joined by trumpet player Neil Waters. The trio forms the house band ‘BB Kingpins’ along with guitar maestro Scott Mckeon at a new residency gig & jam at the Bedroom Bar, Hoxton every tues night.

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Jawbone album mastered

The eagerly anticipated Jawbone debut album is now mastered and in preparation for release in late May/early June. The band are all over the moon with how it sounds and there have been no comprises from the recording at the magical State of the Ark studios through to the tape mastering.  There are lots of big plans so stay tuned and look out for some Jawbone surprises over the next few months.  Please head over to www.jawboneband.com for all the latest and links to Facebook and Twitter links etc.

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About: Paddy Milner

“The best blues piano player in Europe…” Blues Access, USA

“10/10…something out of the ordinary to celebrate! Every song is a standout track.”
Blues In Britain, on ‘The Curious Case of Paddy Milner’

“Impressive & original” The Times

“Dazzling” The Independent

“Milner represents a new direction in blues and jazz” Blues Free Press

“I love it…there’s a guy who can really play the piano” Dave Brubeck

“I highly recommend it. Somehow things start to feel much better!” Jack Bruce

“Like James Booker on acid” Jon Cleary

Paddy Milner is not only recognised as one of the leading blues piano players in the world (just read the praise from the likes of Jack Bruce, Dave Brubeck and Jon Cleary), but also as a superb original songwriter and distinctive singer. His current group LONDONOLA plays homegrown British music with a strong dose of New Orleans spirit, and his new collaborative group JAWBONE will see it’s eagerly anticipated debut album released in 2015. He has won the award for BEST KEYBOARD PLAYER in the British Blues Awards.

Milner began his career playing in Dorset pubs in his early teens. At the age of 13 Milner performed an original boogie composition in a local music competition, impressing a judge – Pretenders/Paul McCartney guitarist Robbie McIntosh. McIntosh became a great mentor and bought Milner his first Little Feat album, a defining moment. Continuing to absorb blues & boogie, which will always remain a fundamental part of his music, Milner also explored jazz, classical music and played in his father’s folk band. Later on, he was to learn from the masters including duetting with the legendary Jonnie Johnson and learning from Jon Cleary in New Orleans. Milner remembers his father introducing him to the music of the likes of Jack Bruce, with whom Milner regularly toured with until Bruce’s death in 2014.

THE ALBUMS

Milner burst onto the scene in his own right at aged 19 with his debut album ‘21st Century Boogie’. The album garnered international accolades within the blues world and beyond, with The Times calling it ‘Impressive & original’. Paul Jones quickly became a champion of Milner and a live session on Jones’s BBC Radio 2 show helped to earn him a nomination for a Sony Radio Award. Milner’s next album, Walking On Eggshells achieved No.1 in the official French Jazz/Blues charts and a high level of airplay and exposure throughout Europe. The album was co-written with iconic Cream lyricist Pete Brown and subsequently signed by industry mogul Gerry Bron to Bronze Records. Dave Brubeck himself became a fan of Milner’s arrangement of Brubeck’s ‘Unsquare Dance’.ilner’s third album, ‘Based On A True Story’, was also very well received and took Paddy around the UK, Europe, Turkey and to the U.S. to perform on the prestigious ‘Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise’ alongside the most revered legends of the blues world. Milner was invited to record his fourth album ‘The Curious Case of Paddy Milner’ in Paris by Ray Charles’ musical director Jean-Michel Bernard after he heard Milner’s music on French radio. The album delves deeper into a roots driven sound and shows his love of the blues combined with a whole hearted embrace of popular song. It is as much inspired by Brian Wilson’s melodic pop symphonies as it is traditional blues.

COLLABORATIONS

Milner and his band ‘The Big Sounds’ collaborated extensively with top U.S. blues/soul singer Earl Thomas on a busy international tour schedule, producing
the excellent self-titled album ‘Earl Thomas with Paddy Milner & The Big Sounds’ along the way. Milner has performed with the likes of Jack Bruce, David Gilmour, Eric Burdon, Van Morrison, Phil Manzanera, Joss Stone, McFly, Boy George, Steve Lukather as well as the cream of the international blues scene. He is a co-founder of The Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion which enjoys a monthly residency at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Club in London. Along with Marcus Bonfanti, he is co-founder of JAWBONE, who will be releasing their debut album in 2015.

Upcoming Shows

17 Jul 2015 Phil Manzanera , UK Curious Arts Festival Curious Arts Festival
19 Jul 2015 w/ Ronnie Scott's Blues Explosion London, UK Ronnie Scott's Ronnie Scott's Buy ticket
20 Jul 2015 Paddy Milner's Londonola London 606 Jazz Club 606 Jazz Club
26 Jul 2015 Paddy Milner w/The Boom Band Maryport Maryport Blues Festival Maryport Blues Festival

Past Shows

01 Jul 2015 Paddy Milner's Londonola London Shoreditch House Shoreditch House
28 Jun 2015 w/ Ronnie Scott's Blues Explosion London, UK Ronnie Scott's Ronnie Scott's
17 Jun 2015 Paddy Milner w/ Sir Tom Jones band Dublin Olympia Theatre Olympia Theatre
16 Jun 2015 Paddy Milner w/ Sir Tom Jones band Dublin Olympia Theatre Olympia Theatre
13 Jun 2015 Paddy Milner w/Sir Tom Jones band Grote Rietplas RetroPop RetroPop
12 Jun 2015 Paddy Milner w/Sir Tom Jones band Jyvaskyla Sataman Yo Jyvaskyla Sataman Yo Jyvaskyla Sataman Yo
08 Jun 2015 Paddy Milner w/ Sir Tom Jones band Reykjavik LAUGARDALSHÖLL ARENA LAUGARDALSHÖLL ARENA
24 May 2015 Ronnie Scott's Blues Explosion London, UK Ronnie Scott's Ronnie Scott's
24 May 2015 w/ Ronnie Scott's Blues Explosion London, UK Ronnie Scott's Ronnie Scott's
15 May 2015 Paddy Milner Solo London, UK Green Note Basement Bar Green Note Basement Bar
07 May 2015 Bonfanti, Milner, Park, Somers London, UK Blues Kitchen East Blues Kitchen East
26 Apr 2015 Ronnie Scott's Blues Explosion London, UK Ronnie Scott's Ronnie Scott's
07 Apr 2015 BB Kingpins London, UK Bedroom Bar Bedroom Bar
30 Mar 2015 BB Kingpins London, UK Bedroom Bar Bedroom Bar
29 Mar 2015 Ronnie Scott's Blues Explosion , UK Ronnie Scott's Ronnie Scott's
23 Mar 2015 BB Kingpins London, UK Bedroom Bar Bedroom Bar
22 Mar 2015 Paddy Milner w/The Boom Band Amsterdam, NL Paradiso Paradiso
21 Mar 2015 The Boom Band Heerlen, NL Parkstadt Limburg Theatre Parkstadt Limburg Theatre
19 Mar 2015 Bonfanti, Milner, Park, Somers London, UK Scolt Head Scolt Head
16 Mar 2015 BB Kingpins London, UK Bedroom Bar Bedroom Bar
13 Mar 2015 Paddy Milner w/The Boom Band London Half Moon, Putney Half Moon, Putney
27 Jan 2015 Paddy Milner w/ BB Kingpins London Bedroom Bar Bedroom Bar
25 Jan 2015 Paddy Milner w/ Ronnie Scott's Blues Explosion London Ronnie Scott's Ronnie Scott's
20 Jan 2015 Paddy Milner w/ BB Kingpins London Bedroom Bar Bedroom Bar
14 Jan 2015 Paddy Milner & Ben Somers London The Gladstone The Gladstone
13 Jan 2015 Paddy Milner Special Guest with Roadhouse London Roadhouse Roadhouse
10 Jan 2015 Bonfanti/Milner/Somers London Green Note Speakeasy Green Note Speakeasy
09 Jan 2015 Londonola , UK Bronte Blues Club Bronte Blues Club
06 Jan 2015 Paddy Milner w/ BB Kingpins London Bedroom Bar Bedroom Bar

Recording

As well as recording in the major London studios (Abbey Road, Metropolis, Air etc) and internationally, Paddy makes remote recordings from his studio. Get in touch if you’d like Paddy on your record, whether it’s authentic roots piano playing or psychedelic synths (and everything in between).

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