Paul Shine

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Singer/pianist/multi-instrumentalist/tutor with 15 years of experience as a performing and recording artist. From classical to rock!
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Hello! My name is Paul, I'm a professional singer, songwriter, pianist/keyboardist, bassist and guitarist based in London. I'm available as a performing artist (originals & covers) with my band Dead Writers, rock cover band WeirdMoon and as a solo act. I also offer private music lessons and songwriting services. At the moment I am also Musical Director for the cabaret show 'The Cult Of'. I started to train as a classical musician at the age of 7 at my hometown's conservatoire, where I studied Piano, Flute, Music Theory and Vocals for 10 years. At the age of 15, I taught myself to play guitar and began to write songs and play live - the journey has just gone on from there! I have performed and recorded with talented artists such as Tara Minton, The Cinelli Brothers, Luke Bowman and Rival Karma. In 2017, I founded my band Dead Writers, which has gained interest from UK radio and press, and recently enjoyed praise from Nick Cave, who featured us on his Bad Seed TV channel. I have also written, arranged and recorded music for films and advertisements, and have performed at multiple live events (small to medium-sized venues, festivals, restaurants, hotels, private parties, weddings). I recorded lead vocals in 2 main tracks for the soundtrack of the acclaimed independent film 'Burning Casablanca'. I specialise in rock, classical, blues and jazz, though I have always loved music as a whole and am comfortable in different styles and genres. I am a passionate performer who always likes to engage the crowd and share the experience with the listener. I learn quickly, can improvise, play by ear and take requests. I have a wide repertoire of covers from all decades and can provide my own gear. My teaching experience spans 7 years working mainly as a private tutor and also in primary and secondary schools around London. I teach Piano, Vocals, Guitar and Music Theory to people of all ages. 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'. Get in contact if you need me - thanks!

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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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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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Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Accompanist
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Paul's Song list

Paul Shine – Sample Set List
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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 - The Animals
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
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
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
Ol’ 55 – Tom Waits
Something – The Beatles
Desperado – The Eagles
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Something Stupid - Frank & Nancy Sinatra
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
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
1990's/2000's Pop/Rock/Britpop:
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Losing My Religion – R.E.M.
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
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
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Last Christmas

Paul's Prices

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Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£100
Up to 2 hours£125
Up to 3 hours£250
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Paul's Reviews

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Piergiorgio C
1 year ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in London
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5 out of 5

Paul is an incredibly talented musician/songwriter/performer and what not. I’ve had the chance to work with him on original projects and covers, he always delivers the best show and he makes sure that everyone in the room feels part of the experience. I’m looking forward to more musical journeys with him in the near future. Piergiorgio Ciarla

Music S
7 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.

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