PADCAST 36: POLAND + NEW WEBSITE!

The tour in Poland last week was great fun, with some lovely gigs in good venues. I ate so much food I could hardly walk, and spent some time with some lovely people.  We spent quite a lot of time on the Polish public railway system which certainly seem to run more on time than in the good old UK. All in all, a great trip Here’s the Padcast:

Na Zdorovie!

LIVE RADIO FRANCE AUG 28/29

LIVE RADIO SESSIONS IN FRANCE! I’ll be playing a song live on the show ‘Le Rendez-vous’ on FRANCE CULTURE radio on Aug 28th, 7pm (6pm UK time). And then one on ‘On va tous y passer’ on FRANCE INTER radio on 29th between 11am-1230pm (10-11h30 UK time). Tune in on the radio/internet if you can!

Here are the links:
France Culture: http://www.franceculture.fr/emission-le-rendez-vous
France Inter: http://www.franceinter.fr

Here are videos from those sessions:

Paddy Milner – As She Walked Away / Emission le… by franceculture

Cheers!

PADCAST 31: LAZY MONDAY feat. GREG EVAIN

Well, this week I was joined by young French pianist/singer Greg Evain who I’ve got to know over the last few years. Greg is beginning to make waves in France and I’m sure he has a big future ahead. He’s over in London for the summer so thought we’d get together and bring you a Padcast. ‘Lazy Monday’ is from my album ‘Walking On Eggshells’ and was written by my dear friend and wonderful musician Eddie Martin. Greg cites it as a big influence on him so it was nice to play the song with him this monday gone. After a rehearsal, it was the first take we did and left it at that!

Have a top weekend : )

NOUVEL ALBUM MAINTENANT SORTI EN FRANCE!

Je suis content d’annoncer que ‘The Curious Case Of Paddy Milner’ est maintenant sorti en France! Disponible à La Fnac, iTunes…

http://musique.fnac.com/a4210730/Paddy-Milner-Curious-case-of-CD-album

Voici un petit apercu de l’album – faites passer le mot et partager cette vidéo!

Merci!

PADCAST 27: PHOTOS FROM THE ROAD

Well, without much time to spare this week, I delved into iPhoto and found a bunch of pictures from gigs, on the road, some I took myself, some by others, and put together a little slideshow of them. The tune is a version of ‘Caravan’ by Duke Ellington that I recorded a while back as a B-Side to ‘You Think You’re So Damn funny, released as a single on Bronze Records a while back. Hope you enjoy!

Till next week x

PADCAST 26: PIXIE

Paddy Milner - Podcast 26
It’s nice to see people doing things positively around you, and it was great this week to see a local artist transforming a wall into a community art project. In this week’s Padcast, in which I play James Booker’s ‘Pixie’, are some of the images from this project, painted by residents of Walthamstow, London. My little effort on the wall is, rather unimaginatively on my part, the piano and hand.

Check out http://exhibitions.weebly.com/12-20—this-is-us-2012 or http://www.artcatcher.co.uk for a full report on the ‘This Is Us’ community art project, the brainchild of E17 resident artist Katja Rosenberg.

Plus please check out some James Booker if you haven’t come across him before! Genius. Not a word I like to use lightly…

Anyway, here’s the video!

And the download:

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GOING TO SEE MY BABY OFFICIAL VIDEO! PADCAST 20

We had a lot of fun during the making of this video! From picking up an old piano and hauling it out of a house, gutting it, welding wheels and seat, to rolling around the streets of London. The things we end up doing in the name of music! Massive thanks to Stuart Price for all his work including the concept, filming, piano construction and editing. Also to Randall Breneman for his help in the construction, filming and for housing the piano in his garage while the work was done…

Here’s a short video (all I could find!) of the making of the piano – Stuart Price welding the seat together, and the gutting of the piano strings – some haunting sounds. It felt quite wrong to destroy the piano even though it was a knackered old thing.

And a few photos from the endeavour:

PADCAST 18: UNSQUARE DANCE & INTERVIEW DAVE BRUBECK

This week is a performance of ‘Unsquare Dance’ from ‘The Curious Case Of Paddy Milner’, with Alex Reeves on percussion. Then, a personal highlight for me – some clips from a phone interview I did with Dave Brubeck…a truly inspirational man, humble and positive…one of the most incredible moments of my life.