Paul Draper – Live At The Ritz

kscope release ex-Mansun front man Paul Drapers live rendition of Attack Of The Grey Lantern.

Recorded on the 1/3/2018 at Manchester Ritz , it showcases the second part of Paul’s two set performances (the first being a mix of Mansun and solo songs which is almost documented on ‘Live At Scala’).

Other players involved on the fourteen date tour were Ben Sink (lead guitar) , Jon Barnett (drums), Beau Barnard (bass) and Christine Hizon (keyboards).

Exclusive signed copies were available at merch stalls on Paul’s hugely successful acoustic stint last year. It has since been made available online unsigned only on vinyl with download code . No CD release as yet.

signed cover
rear sleeve , track listing
the double vinyl
hype sticker

 

Paul Draper to visit Japan!

official website news

PAUL DRAPER ACOUSTIC JAPAN TOUR 2019

Following his hugely successful UK acoustic tour in November, Paul has announced his first live show in Japan since 2000. Accompanied by his guitarist Ben Sink, he will be performing in Tokyo on the 7th March 2019.

Announcing the gig Paul said…

“Having frequently visited Japan during my time in Mansun I am absolutely delighted to be returning to Japan to perform with my guitarist Ben Sink. I have always said to the Japanese fans who still follow me it would be a dream to return, and that dream has now become a reality.

I will play both songs from my solo career and Mansun songs and I’m looking forward to seeing fans who I have not seen for a long time and also to see new fans who have become fans of my solo career or discovered Mansun since the band’s split. See you at the gig! Paul”

Tony Hadley Bournemouth 10/10/18

  • Meeting the man …

On arrival at Bournemouth just after our hotel check- in , we just took a wander over to the Pavilion.

Well the timing couldn’t have worked out better as Tony exited the stage doors for a breather. 

Without missing a trick , my wife and I managed a quick hello and and I got my album signed by the big man.

 

Setlist

courtesy of http://www.tonyhadleyfansite.co.uk/th/2018setlists/

This was our first time seeing Tony perform live and he did not disappoint.

His vocals were pitch  perfect accompanied by a superb band as they breezed through Spandau hits , Tony’s solo tracks from his new album ‘Talking To The Moon’ and a few cover versions including a moving tribute to the late Freddie Mercury with Queen’s ‘Somebody To Love’.

It was clear that Tony had the crowd hanging on his every line with classics like ‘Instinction’ and ‘Gold’ entwined with mellower moments with the beautiful ‘Skin Deep’ and the autobiographical ‘What Am I’

Waiting fans outside afterward were treated by a quick but genuine heartfelt greeting from the man himself before disappearing with a wave in his waiting 4×4.

A fantastic night of entertainment including the talent of Damien Wilson who was also greatly received.

Kaiser Chiefs News!

Fantastic news!

Kaiser Chiefs return with a new as yet untitled 7th album due early 2019 accompanied by a huge UK tour. If you pre-ordered the limited signed album (I did!) then your pre-sale code will arrive this morning!

See you guys on the road again…

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