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Biography

DaPaul is a singer, songwriter and musician with a passion for performing. He writes with a contemporary lyrical content that reaches all listeners and connects with the world around him. In each song DaPaul writes, he captures a magic that resonates with each listener in a way that is entertaining and moving.

DaPaul’s roots hail back to a Caribbean church in London where he found and nurtured his love for the piano and singing as a pianist playing choral hymns and Caribbean folk spirituals. Influenced by gospel and also jazz, soul blues and pop, DaPaul has nutured his talent for songwriting by listening to artists like; The Winans, Hawkins Family, Andre Crouch, Commissioned, Thomas Whitefield, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole, Art Tatum, Erroll Garner, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, George Shearing, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Prince, The Jacksons, Kool & The Gang, Shalamar, Chic, Gap Band, and many more. His formative years in the industry began in the mid 90’s as a session musician/backing vocalist recording and performing with UK/US artists; Eternal, Louise, MN8, Cleopatra, Alexander O'Neal, Jhelisa Anderson, Rhonda Thomas, Kloud 9, Des'ree, and Gabrielle. He has also appeared on various TV promos: Jools Holland, GMTV, National Lottery Live, VH1, TOTP, Montreaux Jazz Festival, and The World Music Awards.

Throughout DaPaul’s career he has always nurtured the craft of songwriting and in 2009 started on his quest to complete his debut album. This was an independent ongoing project which required tenacity, perfectionism and determination. Well, it seems DaPaul achieved his goal when his album ‘Soulful Spirit’ received this review;

‘ We all know what is meant by saying: “It comes from the heart!”.DaPaul’s ‘Soulful Spirit’ is yet another fine example of a well-crafted set of musical compositions which intimately touch on the content of the heart. The music in this debut album is of a consistently excellent quality and speaks highly of the calibre of the accompanying musicians who have contributed to its production. They all represent the finest the UK has to offer! From the gentle refrain of the opening track ‘She’s So Entertaining’ to the title track ‘Soulful Spirit’, this work is imbued with emotional sincerity. The UK has been blessed with singer/songwriters; LabiSiffre, Omar, the late David Lynden-Hall to name only three, who have succeeded in capturing our attention with the originality of their creative endeavour. We have yet another songwriter to add to the impressive roster. DaPaul speaks truly from the heart with ‘Soulful Spirit’.

 

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Jazzmo’thology

 

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Acheivements

1.‘My Gift’ - Single Release & Official Music Video

'My Gift' is a grateful tribute to the good that lifts our spirits higher and further. It is the first single from his debut album 'Soulful Spirit', released in December 2012, and is just a taste of this well-anticipated album, to be released in May 2013.

‘My Gift’ – Official Music Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj79PkGp7YI

1. DaPaul’s album ‘Soulful Spirit’ was launched on 30th April 2013 in association with Jazzmo'thology, MAP Studio Cafe with sponsorship from The Windrush Foundation.

 

2. Soulful Spirit reached no.3 in the UK Soul Chart www.uksoulchart.com

(week of Dec 9th 2013).

 

3. http://www.soulwalking.co.uk/

www.soulandjazzfunk.com

 

4. Peter Young @ Jazz FM featured 'She's So Entertaining' as Track Of The Week' in July 2013.

 

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5. Featured – Artist Of The Week on Sound Fusion Radio – Nov 23rd -27th 2015.

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LONDON TOWN Single & Official Music Video was released on Dec 5th 2015 and won the AKADEMIA AWARD for Best Pop/Funk Song for Dec 2015 and also reached no.3 in the upcoming100 Chart

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp2_dLy0mhY

http://www.upcoming100.com/emerging

http://www.theakademia.com/december2015_bestsong_popfunk7.html

 

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Single Release – Dec 5th 2015

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Album Release – Apr 30th 2013