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Paul Handyside

Mar 23rd 2018 @ Ukrainian Centre,

Doncaster, United Kingdom
I Was There
Friday, March 23rd, 2018
7:30 PM
Ukrainian Centre,
Doncaster, United Kingdom
J Eoin comes from Limerick City a place made famous in the film Angela's Ashes for its never-ending rain!
He has performed widely and travelled extensively from Kazakhstan to Norway. His commitment and dedication to live performance and his passion for the art of song writing and song interpretation has sustained and nurtured a long term music career that began at an open door in Ireland and has continued to break on the city shores and the far away oceans across the world today.
J Eoin moved to London in the late '80's to pursue a career as an Irish Folk singer. While living in Ireland he established himself as a solo performer and toured with some of the great Irish Folk revivalists of the time including the Traditional band 'Clannad' and the contemporary Folk Rock band 'Scullion'. It was the merging of these distinctive influences in the early days that has informed J Eoin's individual sound throughout the years.

Paul Handyside is a folk and roots singer songwriter. His song writing style has been compared to artists as varied as Chris Difford, Billy Bragg, Elvis Costello, and Martin Carthy. he latest album Tide, Timber & Grain was released in April 2016 with elements of traditional British folk and sixties protest songs emerging in Handyside's now well established and diverse musical palette. This time the recordings were based around the trio of Paul on vocals, guitar and harmonium; producer Rob Tickell on weissenborn slide guitar, bass and guitar; Dave Porthouse (the original bass player from Hurrah!) on melodeon and double bass.
"Two highly-skilled musicians (Paul and his side-man Rob Tickell) and a wonderful collection of self-penned music, with great melodies and highly-moving lyrics. Handyside sings superbly with an amplified guitar, but shows his acoustic talent as well. Tickell plays a glorious bottleneck guitar and sings great harmonies." North Yorkshire Herald and Gazette
A stunning show of alt. country with sci-fi leaning, at times there's images of both Johnny Cash and Radiohead partying at a folk festival - on the other hand they celebrate the ilk of Neil Diamond and Ry Cooder. Superb"