An Opening Act to Die For

Paul Bradley is a rightstrung lefthanded guitarist, bandleader, composer, triple-octave singer, improviser, sessioneer, collaborator and multi-instrumental livelooper-cum-raconteur.

I’m so excited to have Paul Bradley confirmed as the opening act for this, the premier performance of ‘Think of a Song’ at Bath Fringe Festival on 31st May.

Paul and I originally met onstage in a backstage bar at Glastonbury Festival in 2014, when we had both been invited to play with Chris Powell’s awesome improv/funk collective ‘World Government’.

That, in turn, had come about for me after a chance encounter with Chris backstage at The Bandstand, run by Bath Fringe impresario Steve Henwood.  So there seems to be a pleasing symmetry to having Paul open for me at the Fringe. Moreover, Paul’s unique, innovative and powerfully idiosyncratic performance style will suit this event perfectly.

It is impossible to overstate Paul’s talent and originality. Please do check out his YouTube clips and Soundcloud – but be assured that nothing compares to witnessing him live and unshackled.

“Undiscovered genius” Jazzwise

“Consistently captivating” Guardian

“Wonderful” Independent on Sunday

“One of the most truly original composers and performers in the country” Venue (Bristol)

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