It has been a long time coming! But finally, the official launch of the new album “The More I Give” is here! We have a date, a venue and more importantly, a band! After the major hiccup of the pandemic, things have settled enough and I have planned a show to remember.

The Jade Flinders St in Adelaide CBD, will host this occasion on Friday June 4th, doors open at 8pm. I will be teaming up with a great lineup of superb local musicians. Come and enjoy the talented Trev Warner (fiddle); Andrew Hook (Mandolin); Stephen Loss (Guitar & Keys); Sheelagh Loss (Banjo) and the esteemed Shireen Khemlani (Bass) together on the one stage!

I am delighted that HATs in Auburn invited me to bring the show to The Old Courthouse. Consequently, a second show is booked in for Saturday June 19, doors open 7:30pm.

The fabulous Don Morrison agreed to be guest opener at both shows! Don recently celebrated 40 years in the music business and you can read all about it in the updated version of his book ‘This Could Be Big’.

Tickets are on sale via TryBooking as of May 1

Video News

The talented Miguel Rios flew across from Victoria to shoot a new video for the title track ‘The More I Give’. Many thanks to Ruby Osborn for agreeing to be my dancing girl and her mum Holly, for being such a help on the day. Elisabeth Hartmann-Smith for hair and make up and Matt at Nexus Arts Theatre for perfect lighting. I am really looking forward to seeing the footage. Release of the video will coincide with the release of the album.

Review

I was pleased to find this lovely review in Nov/Dec 2020 Tamworth Country Music Capital News Magazine by Jon Wolfe

This album is a heartfelt delivery of ten songs that share a musical history that would be the envy of many who call themselves singers. First let’s look at the voice: both, sweet and ethereal, laced with emotion. Songwriter: storyteller. Background: country, folk, touch of Celtic, family singalongs on the porch.

Paula worked closely with Rod McCormack, Lou Bradley and Gina Jeffreys (and a few of the students mentored by Gina) on this project and they can all be proud of the result. The first single Hiding Out In Tuscany, foreshadowed the album and promised plenty-and Paula has delivered.

Favourites include Call It Home, Heaven On Earth and Hiding Out In Tuscany, but this album should be listened to as a whole because there is a collectiveness that forces you to want to be there and take it all in, maybe on a porch under the stars.
Top marks to producer Rod McCormack, who, along with the musicians, provides the perfect touches to make this a unique experience.

The current May June Issue sports a two page article just in time for the launch.