Featured artist – Paul Pashley

Swing Jazz sensation Paul Pashley & playing for Xmas events under Covid restrictions

Fantasia Music is proud to have worked with Paul Pashley & his band for over a decade, and in that time they have performed for private parties, weddings and corporate events to great acclaim. In this article we highlight the band and look at how they can be a viable entertainment option for the upcoming festive period by adjusting to Covid-19 guidelines.

All about Paul Pashley & his band

Paul Pashley is a rare vocal talent equally at home singing the songs of Sinatra, Harry Connick Jnr or arrangements of Coldplay or Gregory Porter. This ability to cross over diverse musical genres means he transcends the title of ‘just another jazz singer’ to appeal to all age groups & different musical tastes.

Paul has been described as a Brit crooner with a cool edge and he and he and his world class band are now in demand. A performance will feature Swing Classics & standards from The Rat Pack, Bobby Darrin, Dean Martin & Michael Buble alongside contemporary material and well crafted originals all served up with a musical twist. It is this formula which has excited concert goers, private & corporate clients alike.

Highlights include performing at Wayne Rooney’s wedding in Italy, ITV ‘The Voice and travelling throughout the world for Manchester United FC to entertain their corporate clients & partners. Corporate performances include Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, World Snooker, Arbonne, Bentley, Herbal Life etc. Internationally Paul has performed in: Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Russia, Germany, Denmark, Ukraine, France, Spain, Sweden, Portugal, Italy, Bahrain, Norway and Belgium.

Paul has just released an EP ‘Learn To Fly’ available on Spotify:  https://buff.ly/3bdpYdv

Festive packages under Covid restrictions

Current restrictions imposed by the government have made it very difficult for bands/musicians to perform yet the demand for live music is very much still there. With this in mind Paul Pashley and his band have developed a show which will work within the guidelines to deliver great live music.

The Show

The show features the 5pc fully live band and has been carefully thought out to consider what will work under the current guidelines. The standard line up for shows is normally the 7pc band however in cutting down to five, losing a sax & trumpet the footprint of the band is much reduced.  This pop-up production not only operates within the guidelines but also complies to the restricted volume levels that are advised. The style of music also means that lower volume levels still work well unlike a traditional party band.

This package is aimed at Hotels, Restaurants and performance venues. The musical line-up is very simple and effective and will suit many venues with singer, rhythm section and sax all socially distanced. The Genre of Swing, Easy listening is non- intrusive but can create the perfect festive atmosphere.

For more details and costs please contact us at info@fantasiamusic.co.uk

For more about Paul Pashley & his band please visit the Paul Pashley & his Band page on the web site

Author: Steve Gallagher