Originality is not always finding something new to look at, often it’s finding a new way to look at the things we see everyday. Informed and impacted by the musical and personal influences on her life, Paula Standing blends these elements into a musical style that comfortably borrows inspiration from a number of sources yet strongly retains a feel that is very much her own.
In her 2010 self funded debut CD, “In The Living Room”, Paula covered classics from all her above heroes. The CD title and the inclusion in the liner notes of a snippet of studio chat from Emmylou Harris provide indicators of what is musically important to Paula.
This sentiment mirrors Paula’s early musical influence of family and friends singing round the piano until the very early morning, the experience important for the communion and bonding that the music provided.
They ask as much of the listener as they do of the performer. Give a little of your time and you will be well rewarded. “Telling Tales”, (released 2013) consists of all original works, penned over the previous decade.
A new single in 2014 however, moved in a new direction. Not so rough around the edges, ‘Running Away’ sports smooth harmonies with both acoustic and lead guitar. Continuing on this path, Paula embarked on a whole new project with further instruments and artists in 2015 to produce a stunning new album ‘All Fun & Games‘.