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I’d Go Back Again Single Release

Looking back on the 60’s and 70’s party scene

I’d Go Back Again, growing up in a community that valued great parties with live music, dancing and singing. This is where my musical education began. A salute to the people, the pianos and the houses that hosted these fine indelible events.

Just in time for Christmas, the third single release for 2020, from the upcoming album ‘The More I Give’. Written with Rod McCormack, Lou Bradley and Gina Jeffreys in The Music Cellar. Apart from Rod’s exquisite instrumental and production talent, this also features Nashville musician, Jeff Taylor on keys and accordion. The track is set to be released on all online stores as of November 27th, 2020.

A wonderful lyrics video has been cleverly created from old photos from the actual parties and our family album. Another masterpiece by the talented Miguel Rios.  Find the clip in my Gallery and YouTube on November 26th. Sing a long, just like we did at the old parties.

Check my gig guide for the Special single launch which will be streamed live from FB Sunday November 29th at 3pm ACDT.

2020-11-21T07:04:09+00:00November 21st, 2020|0 Comments

New Merchandise News

After updating my new image online, the website has undergone a tweaking to match up the new colours, would love to hear what you think. I also took advantage of this time to revamp My Store. There are a couple of older CDs deleted, but you can look forward to some new singles being released online very soon.

Whereas the Pity Me Cooler is no longer available, I now have in stock, a new Tote Bag – see below. The bag is sporting the new image and looking very classy. A bargain in anyone’s book at $18 (P&H inc)

2020-11-04T04:09:36+00:00October 31st, 2020|1 Comment

NEW IMAGE

Exciting new Branding Image for my website and social media platforms

Merch News!! Stickers and Tote Bags with the new image available at my gigs!!

My illustrious Web Designers have updated the website with a new image created by graphic artist Renee King. Renee has been designing covers for my singles and album this past year and based on these, she has come up with a whole new image for me. These went live as of Friday October 9th, 2020.

To help launch this new image I had two great live gigs!! Had a wonderful Friday evening performing for Cafe Lune in Brighton as part of their #SupportingLocalArtists series. This was followed closely with a very special house concert “LockDown BreakOut” to celebrate the new levels of people we are allowed to have at home, since the recent LockDowns and limitations.

When you have the right group of people and marvellous friends, you can make magic happen. Nigel Sweeting (bass and sound) Stephen Loss (Mandolin, guitar and keys) and his delightful partner Sheelagh (banjo), were my back up band on Sunday at LockDown BreakOut. My two wonderful friends Andrea McCauley and Sean Pearce hosted the event and let me take over their garage with my home-made staging.

Ben Searcy documented the afternoon with his photography talents, plus some live footage (a couple of clips available on my FB Music Page). 

A fantastic bunch of people turned up to listen and celebrate the new beginnings post COVID Lockdown!

2020-11-18T01:11:47+00:00September 26th, 2020|0 Comments

My Heart Goes With You

Now online on all platforms!

The latest single My Heart Goes With You was officially released on July 24, 2020. Earlier in July, video maker Ben Searcy, myself and artist Sue Norman spent a few days on Brighton Beach shooting a video. Sue has received Australia Day Honours for her Mandala work at Brighton Beach, SA and agreed to create a beach mandala for the single.

Sue is in high demand and so we only had one shot at this on July 8. Thankfully, the weather was kind to us and we managed to get great footage over the two days prior, as well as the day of our own special mandala. Now on my YouTube channel.

Many thanks to Marian Martin who came along at the right time to take this pic below.

This is the second single released from my new album The More I Give. Check out the listen buttons at the bottom of the page for a preview.

 

The Live Show will be available to view through my FB Music Page Paula Standing Singer Songwriter for a while, but get in quick as it won’t be there forever. We did have a few sound hitches and dropped out in the middle. As a result, it is in two parts and the beginning of the first part is spent trying to get the sound to work. None the less, lessons were learnt and it will be done differently next time.

2020-09-26T05:13:34+00:00June 28th, 2020|2 Comments

Make Music Day

Huge thanks to all the people who tuned into either my FB Page or the whole Make Music Day ADL online concert on Sunday the 21st of June to celebrate International Make Music Day 🎶  Congratulations to the Make Music Day Adl team and everyone who participated to make it a successful afternoon / evening of great local music.

A note below from the team explains what it is all about if you missed out. This is an annual event, so make sure you keep you ears and eyes peeled for 2021.

 

What is it all about?

Every year around the world musicians gather in different ways to offer free concerts, flash mobs and workshops on June 21st as part of “Make Music Day” This all began in France with “Fête de la Musique” a free celebration of music that is open to anyone and everyone.

“We’re so excited to share the full lineup with you for our inaugural #MakeMusicADL Livestream Online Music Festival!

We are incredibly grateful to the 20 diverse musical acts who have registered to be part of this event with either a performance or workshop. Over the next week we’ll be helping you get to know them a little better.

Next Sunday you can tune into any of these artists sets via their nominated social media channel or via our special simulcast in our Facebook Event here!

All our artists and event team are volunteering their time to spread a little joy & community connection with you, we hope you enjoy! If you are in a position to make a financial contribution, some artists will be accepting tips (PayPal), or promoting their own merch, or a charity of their choice.

Make Music Day is a global event where artists self-organise free concerts in more than 800 cities in 120 countries. As such, this event is not about the money, it’s about finding new ways to stay connected during these times of uncertainty. Opportunities to learn from each other through stories and song and contribute to the butterfly effect of spreading just a little more joy and hope.”

With love and gratitude,
The Make Music ADL Team
Phi , Pætrick, Jessica & Katherine 💕

2020-06-28T03:01:04+00:00June 14th, 2020|0 Comments

Nimbin Roots Festival

Sad news just in: Due to the spread of COVID 19 in NSW, festival organisers have had to make the grim decision to postpone the date of the Nimbin Roots Festival. We may be fortunate enough to have it on NYE or it may be cancelled for 2020 altogether, leaving the date for 2021. We wait to see how the pandemic unfolds from here.

Nimbin Roots Festival is a three day annual music festival celebrating Roots music, Old Blues, Folk, Old Timey, Folk Rock and Traditional music set in venues around the colourful town of Nimbin.

A celebration of organic Roots music, peace, love and art in Australia’s counter cultural capital.

First appearance announcements made June 10th, more to come

2020-07-27T04:00:26+00:00June 11th, 2020|0 Comments

Hiding Out In Tuscany

Single News: Hiding Out In Tuscany

The perfect introduction to the new album, The More I Give, slated for September after further mid year single releases. Travel around the planet without leaving home.

Breaking News: CD’s of new album The More I Give has arrived from Implant Media.

If you want your pre-release copy please email me here to place your order. They are not officially available until September, so I have a limited number in stock for the super keen. Pre-release offer $20 + $5 p&h

The album will soon be available in the website store, but it will full retail price $30 (inc p&h). Once it is in store, the special offer above will be no longer available. So, email me now for the special offer!

You can find it on Amazon, Spotify, iTunes and Google Play


“I always wondered where I’d be if I learned to sail across the sea..”

A fabulous video, shot as the album was being recorded, now on YouTube.

Photography by Meredith O’Shea

Video by Miguel Rios

Graphic Art by Renee King

Media Cuts

Jolene Country Music Blog published this article on the new single

Tuscany has found its way onto a few Spotify playlists and now has 2.4K streams over 41 countries.

Check out the radio interest via Radio News (scroll down)

2020-06-05T01:16:20+00:00January 29th, 2020|0 Comments

Red Cross Australia Day Bushfire Appeal Concert

Steve Charles of The Steve Charles Band organised a benefit concert for the Red Cross Disaster Appeal. Staged on Australia Day 2020 at The Semaphore RSL, there was a great lineup of bands with raffles, auctions and giveaways. Who could ask for a better way to spend Australia Day, helping out fellow Aussies. You can still donate directly by clicking on the Disaster Appeal link above.

The night closed with a spectacular fireworks display at 9:30pm, which was viewed from the venue’s second floor window.

Evening Line-up

4:00pm                                              Doors / Bar Open

5:00pm                                  Show Commences

5:20 – 5:50pm                      PAULA STANDING (Americana/Australian Singer Songwriter) 

6:10 – 6:40pm                      GAIL PAGE BAND (Funk, Soul, Blues)

7:00 – 7:30pm                      Li’L DIVA BAND (Swing Jazz Standards)

7:50 – 8:20pm                      THE STEVE CHARLES BAND (Up Originals)

 8:40 – 9:15pm                      CHESTERFIELD BRASS (Party Cover Band)

9:30pm                                              Foreshore Fireworks

2020-01-29T05:35:26+00:00January 14th, 2020|0 Comments

Latest Studio News

2020

I have never had such an obstacle course getting an album manufactured as I have with this new album. The difference being, a few more hands in the pot than there have been in the past. Mind changing, approvals, a graphic problem, application to own codes, creation of the correct file and eventually all the ducks were in the correct row. Then…a machine breakdown at Implant Media (of course).

But, true to their word, the machinery was mended and the album was manufactured and delivered.

You can purchase a copy through my website store pre-release.


2019

It was an absolute pleasure recording with Rod McCormack  in his Erina studios on the NSW Central Coast. We got together in August with Lou Bradley, Gina Jeffreys, Max Jackson and seven of their long term students to write new material for an EP.  However, the number of amazing songs we had by the end of the week, were far too valuable to bin, so I decided to record a full album.

In November, I headed back to Erina to begin the process and the new tracks have received the full McCormack treatment and morphed into a brand new Americana album.  This was a completely new experience for me and saw us chasing some remarkable approaches.

Rod raised the interest of several overseas artists (Nashville and Ireland) who agreed to add their talent to the mix. I am so proud that the likes of Jeff Taylor (Time Jumpers), Andy Leftwich (Kentucky Thunder) and Pat Crowley (Mary Black Band) have added their touch to several tracks.

Earthy, perilously personal.

Miguel Rios and Meredith O’Shea arrived from Melbourne in the second week to start shooting video footage. They covered some great studio material and we spent several hours at Terrigal Beach catching the beautiful sunrise and perfect conditions. I travelled to Melbourne in January to finish the video shoot.

I have seen the first of the pics taken and I am stunned by how brilliant they are. I am truly grateful and humbled for how many seriously talented people are invested in this project with me. Hats off to Ash Sheehan, Toby Wells and Jacky McCormack for dreaming this one up for me.

Check my youtube channel and store to find this new release Hiding Out In Tuscany.

 

2020-08-06T06:22:27+00:00October 30th, 2019|10 Comments

Industry Speak

2020

September

Something good to come out of the Covid nightmare, has been more access to workshops I would normally have not been able to participate in, due to distance.

I have had the opportunity to attend multiple ‘I Manage My Music’ workshops online with Jen Cloher based in Melbourne.

I have also had the pleasure to listen to none other than, acclaimed singer songwriter, Mary Gauthier in Nashville, give a Masterclass on Universal Songwriting. Because of this participation I was offered a spot in a series of online Songwriting Workshops with Mary, throughout the month of September. Despite the very early Sunday mornings (for me) I am buzzed to be able to do this.

COVID CANCELLATIONS

The dreaded virus has swung its death scythe across many industry events and the Songwriters Conference was yet another casualty. I did manage to do a couple of terms of iheartsongwriting club and have a swag of new songs to work with.

March

I have been fortunate to score a pass to the 2020 Australian Songwriters Conference on the June long weekend. For this, I will be helping out on the iheartsongwriting club stand over the weekend.

February

I will be getting along to another iheartsongwriting club workshop Saturday 29th, with Francesca de Valence. The Box Factory has opened its doors once again and all are invited.

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2020-08-29T09:25:48+00:00August 2nd, 2019|0 Comments
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