About Paula Standing

Paula Standing produces acoustic folk songs with an old country twist and a sting in the tale. Local and universal songwriting and performance, what you hear, will not be what you expect.

Adelaide Fringe 2024

I am delighted to be part of The Adelaide Fringe 2024. I will be appearing at SCALA presents Your New Favourite Songs at The Suburban Brew in Glynde.

There are three shows to be presented across three Thursday nights.

Opening night Feb 29 will headline Scott Cook from Canada, with Matthew Bellamy and Maddy Diamond. I will be appearing on the second week March 7 with Scott Rathman Jr and headliner Tim Moore. Third and final week March 14, will be headlined by Jen Lush, with Georgia Astridge and Ryan Martin John.

Some very exciting artists here to be enjoyed for only $20 per night!

Click on the Your New Favourite Songs Link above or scan the QR code to find us in the Fringe Guide.

2024-02-21T02:52:13+00:00January 23rd, 2024|0 Comments

Club Acoustica

What a wonderful night was had at Olive Branch Cafe in Balhannah for Club Acoustica. If you enjoyed the music, please consider contributing to my new album crowdfund. Scan the QR code to see your reward options.

Turtlefish and Richard Satchell – Hailing from the Adelaide Hills, Turtlefish is a solo singer/songwriter who collaborates with other artists in search of expressive and creative chemistry. Influenced by folk, rock and soul, Turtlefish will present a dynamic mix of original and cover material. He’ll be joined by Richard Satchell on keyboard and guitar.

Marco Scamoni – Marco writes his own Blues and Country with reflections on a colourful life.

Paula Standing –  After a four year hiatus, Paula Standing finally made it back into the studio this year to record new tracks. Working closely with Quentin Eyres (Q The Music) and Stephen Loss (Instrumentalist & Arranger) we can look forward to hearing a touch of bluegrass in these latest works.

Starting out on this journey back in 2013, Paula now has a substantial back catalogue of her own brand of Folk-Americana tales. Find it all on multiple online stores

Entertained by poet  Dave Wunderlich

Hosted by Tony Barber

Forever grateful to the Olive Branch team for their ongoing support of Club Acoustica and the arts in general.

2023-09-04T06:52:20+00:00August 15th, 2023|0 Comments

Saturday Sessions

Back at The Gov Front Bar in September for another feast of Bluegrass and the guys from Crooked Road. Stephen & Sheelagh Loss backed me for our sets of new and old songs. Andrew Hook joined us for the last song and trip that is ‘How To Tame A Crocodile’.

If you enjoyed the music we played, please consider contributing to my new album crowdfund.  Scan the QR code to see your reward options.


2023-09-07T01:09:36+00:00May 16th, 2023|0 Comments

The Gov’s Variety Show

Thrills galore this month at The Gov’s Variety Show. Returning after an extended Covid hiatus, we took over the big room at The Gov. Ross Voss invited me to open the show!

The audience enjoyed an all star cast of South Australian artists showcasing

music, dance, magic, comedy and ventriloquism!

The Gov’s Variety Show | Sunday September 25 | Featuring: Southern Pop Express (Music) | Plus: Paula Standing (Music) | Richard & Elena (Music) | Scott Stunz (Magic) | Lindi Jane (Ventriloquism) | Southern Salsa (Dance) | Gerry Masi (Comedy) | TJC Blues Trio (Music)


2022-10-29T04:11:14+00:00September 3rd, 2022|0 Comments

Club Acoustica at Olive Branch Cafe

A wonderful evening was had at the July Club Acoustica event at The Olive Branch Cafe in Balhannah.

Many thanks to Club Acoustica for inviting me to be part of the show this month, along with Michael Pearse (Courtney and Jess) and Mick Micaleff. Plus beautiful poetry from Belinda Broughton all hosted by the capable Terry Evans.

Club Acoustica is on the first Sunday of the month. ENTRY IS FREE BUT BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL.  Please contact the Olive Branch Café on 8398 0009 to secure your place.  (And, if later on you find you’re unable to come, please call again to cancel your booking so people on the waiting list can be offered a place.)

We are grateful to the Olive Branch team for their ongoing support of Club Acoustica and the arts in general. Let’s show our support for the café that gives our club a home by enjoying their delicious food and drinks while we’re there!

2022-07-05T05:52:15+00:00June 15th, 2022|0 Comments

Fleurieu Folk Festival 2022

Pumped to be part of The Fleurieu Folk Festival 2022 three day event in Willunga.

After a complete cancellation in 2020 and a hybrid version in 2021, we returned to a much more normal looking event for 2022. It is was a great pleasure to play again, teaming up with the amazing Stephen Loss and Dave Taylor for a jumping set in The Footy Club, Saturday 22nd.



Keep up to date with the festival news here via the FFF website

2022-10-29T04:09:19+00:00May 10th, 2022|0 Comments

Minnesota Songwriters

How exciting! I joined the Minnesota Association of Songwriters online on Good Friday Morning (ACST) as guest speaker. I was approached by their convenor, Chad Shank, late last year and it all went off without a hitch. It was a fab online event with the group joining in with questions and comments.  I hope I was able to shine some light on the mysterious art of songwriting for the group’s up and coming writers.

My music spent a lot of time in the radio charts in the USA last year so, it is good to give back to the music community. I plan to travel there and meet some of these people face to face one day soon. The Minnesota Association of Songwriters is a volunteer, non-profit organisation dedicated to celebrating the art and craft of creating original music. It is a joy to support such a worthy group.

2022-04-15T05:06:00+00:00March 28th, 2022|0 Comments

Cranker @ Easter

At the invitation of Sunee Holland, I joined her and Jack Robins at the front bar at  The Cranker on Easter Sunday night. A good appreciative crowd turned out to enjoy some delightful original music at this iconic venue!

It was good to be back out in the thick of things once more. Particularly lovely to catch up with some peeps for the first time this year and hear the lovely tunes of Sunee and Jack.

2022-04-25T04:41:13+00:00March 28th, 2022|0 Comments

Radio and Charts

US Country and Americana Radio Stations

Bill Wence Promotions worked hard behind the scenes for 18 weeks starting September 2021.  Two hundred CDs were pressed in Nashville and sent out to radio stations across the USA. I am pleased to see 2022 kick off to a great start, the last report showed a total of 139 stations played my music.

More precisely, 84 Americana stations played various tracks from the album, The More I Give and 55 Country stations spun the track, Call It Home.  This amount of airplay impacts the Roots Music Charts and the album appeared on various charts.  Several tracks also popped up on the song charts!

Roots Music Charts

I guess this one is pretty special, No.2 in the Top 50 Australia Album Charts for a few weeks, No.3 at the end of 2021 and still there in 2022!

The snapshot above shows all the charts where The More I Give appears as of Jan 15, 2022. 

Particularly pleasing is the Top 50 Contemporary Folk Chart where the album moved up and down a few times, but ended up at No.11 at the end of 2021. Still doing very well at No.14 in 2022, I am overwhelmed to see that one of my favourite artists, John Prine also on the same chart! The album sat amongst some pretty amazing names. Over several weeks, artists Lucas Nelson, Brandi Carlisle, Hayes Carll, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss and Charlie Parr shared a chart with me.

Nor can I be displeased with No.24 on The Top 50 Folk Album Chart. The album was at No.21 for a while and again, it is a pleasure to be on the list with such great names.

Song Charts at Year’s End

Three tracks kept pace on the Top 50 Contemporary Folk Song Chart. They also hovered and on Dec 11, 2021, Call It Home sat at No.16, The More I Give No.17, I’d Go Back Again No.18. The same tracks held steady on the Top 50 Australia Song Chart at positions No.3,4 & 5.

Song Charts in 2022

Nice start to the year.  Top 50 Contemporary Folk Song Chart from Roots Music Report shows Call It Home, The More I Give and I’d Go Back Again at positions 17, 18 & 19. Early in the year they remained at 3,4 & 5 on the Top 50 Australia Chart

The promo has now ended, but I hope to stay in the hearts of those listeners that heard some of my tunes.

2022-03-10T04:55:04+00:00November 11th, 2021|0 Comments
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