Paul’s set for Minster launch

ROCK STAR ... Paul Liddell, playing concert at Sunderland Minister.

ROCK STAR ... Paul Liddell, playing concert at Sunderland Minister.

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SUNDERLAND Minster will ring out with the sounds of Wearside music maker Paul Liddell.

The award-winning performer will launch his new album, Milestones And Motorways, at the historic Sunderland City Centre venue tomorrow night. This will be Paul’s first full album in six years.

He said: “I recently escaped from my record deal, and I’m now free to do as I please, and I thought I’d release a new album to celebrate.  

 “The album features some tracks I’ve been performing live for a while, and also some brand new tracks. None of the songs have featured on my previous recordings, so it’s a brand new record. The Minster is a beautiful location for a gig. It has great acoustics and loads of atmosphere.”

The former Monkwearmouth School pupil’s talents have seen him perform across the globe, with gigs in America and Italy.

Closer to home, Paul, who has also shared a bill with Florence and the Machine, Kathryn Tickell and Billy Bragg, performs about 15 shows a month,

His folk/rock acoustic sound has also earnt him a raft of accolades including the Best Male Artist gong at the International Acoustic Music Awards.

To coincide with his album launch, Paul will be playing a tour of 25 gigs across the UK next month at venues including The Halfmoon in London (where bands like The Rolling Stones, U2 and The Who have played in the past) and The Bedford in Balham, London (whose recent gigs include Paolo Nutini, James Morrison and KT Tunstall).

Paul’s new CD will be available on the night.

Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 and are available by calling or texting Paul on 07971 011 732 or e-mailing paul@paulliddell.com