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Versatile musician with more than 20 years of training and performing experience. Available as a singer/pianist/guitarist/tutor and more!

Hi! I am an enthusiastic and experienced musician, singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist based in London, available as a cover and original performing artist, as well as offering private music lessons and songwriting services. I have been in direct contact with music all throughout my life and have always considered it the most defining part of myself. Classically trained from the age of 7, I received Piano, Flute, Music Theory and Vocal Training lessons for a stretch of 10 years at my hometown music conservatoire. For 5 years, I was also the soloist boy soprano in the same town’s cathedral choir. At the age of 15, I taught myself to play acoustic guitar, a skill I have since developed to accompany myself or other artists. Determined on pursuing a musical career, I moved to London in 2010 after having been involved in several bands as a singer/pianist/songwriter during my university years. I started my professional career collaborating with several local emerging artists of the local music scene, and have shared stage with artists like Tara Minton, Luke Bowman or Dana Immanuel. I have also written, arranged and recorded music for films, short films and advertisements, and have performed at multiple live events (small to medium-sized venues, festivals, restaurants, hotels, private parties, etc), both as a cover artist or playing original music with my band Dead Writers. Among my most developed qualities as a musician, I would highlight high-standard improvisation skills, a sharp ear and an engaging, expressive performing style. I am also quick to learn any piece of music, play by ear and take requests. My current repertoire includes a wide variety of all-time pop, rock, folk and blues classics but I am also familiar with other genres like classical, latin, Spanish or jazz-influenced music. My teaching experience spans 6 years working in primary and secondary schools around London as a Music Teaching Assistant and Intervention Leader. As a private tutor, I teach Piano, Singing, Guitar and Music Theory to both adults and children. My approach to private lessons is to deliver professional, friendly and dynamic lessons that inspire the learner to develop a passion for what they are doing whilst giving a sense of purpose. I like to call it 'building a relationship with your instrument': as a professional performing musician myself, I know what it means and how it feels to be able to reach a level where you can express yourself playing music. I take pleasure in seeing my students progress and carefully tailor a personal plan to suit their level and music taste. I follow a creative tutoring style and always try to use a wide range of resources to fulfil their expectations and help them succeed.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform while walking around a venue
I own a PA system
Film / TV music, Folk, Folk rock, Jazz, Blues, Originals, Pop, Covers, Acoustic, Soul, Motown, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Pop rock, Post rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Spanish music
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Accompanist
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Song list

Paul Shine – Sample Set List 2018
(Plus hundreds of other songs, please inquire for specific requests)
50's Rock&Roll:
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
Fever - Elvis Presley
Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
House Of The Rising Sun - Trad.
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Blues Standards:
Trouble In Mind - Richard M. Jones
Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters
Need Your Love So Bad - Little Willie John
Big Band:
My Way – Frank Sinatra
Summertime - Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald
What A Wondeful World - Louis Armstrong
That's Life - Frank Sinatra
Slow Ballads:
Ol’ 55 – Tom Waits
Something – The Beatles
Desperado – The Eagles
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Something Stupid - Frank & Nancy Sinatra
1970's Pop/Rock:
Rocket Man – Elton John
Piano Man – Billy Joel
Somebody To Love - Queen
Have You Ever Seen The Rain? - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Just Like A Woman – Bob Dylan
Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks
Free Fallin' - Tom Petty
1980's Pop/Rock:
Friday I'm In Love - The Cure
Purple Rain - Prince
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
Ebony & Ivory - Stevie Wonder & Paul McCartney
1990's/2000's Pop/Rock/Britpop:
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Everybody Hurts – R.E.M.
Fix You - Coldplay
No Surprises - Radiohead
Maybe Tomorrow - Stereophonics
With A Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Black Or White - Michael Jackson
Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
After Dark - Tito & Tarantula
It Must Have Been Love - Roxette
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams
Blue Moon - Ella Fitzgerald
Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head - Burt Bacharach
Christmas Songs:
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
White Christmas
Joy To The World/The First Noel/Jingle Bells/O Come All Ye Faithful/etc
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Last Christmas
Merry Christmas Everyone
All I Want For Christmas Is You


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£30
Up to 1 hour£100
Up to 2 hours£180
Up to 3 hours£250


From customers:

Music S, 3 years ago

Great teacher well practiced in introducing beginners to the piano and tailors lessons well for what I want to get out of them.

Music S, 3 years ago

What an amazing music teacher.We have a four year old so it's pretty tricky finding a teacher that can engage at that age - After a couple of false starts we found Paul a friendly and brilliant teacher who enables our son to make the choices about what he wants to do, has an infectious enthusiasm and a hugely professional manner. Paul seems to be able to play and teach just about any instrument. If you're looking for a teacher for your kids stop here. Paul teaches at a school as well as tutoring and so is highly qualified and experienced.

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