Paul Handyside, Crookes Folk Club
Paul was singer and songwriter with eighties indie darlings Hurrah! who had album releases on Kitchenware and Arista Records between 1982 and 1991.
They played in Europe, USA and in 1988, with the backing of the British Council, toured the Middle East including Egypt, Jordan and Iraq.
Hurrah! supported many big Eighties bands including U2,The Stranglers, Aztec Camera. The band’s back catalogue has recently been re-released on Cherry Red Records.
During the 1990s Paul Handyside toured and recorded with friend and Kitchenware label mate Martin Stephenson.
He also became a booking agent for traditional musicians Kathryn Tickell and Alistair Anderson.
It was while working with these musicians that he became more interested in acoustic and folk music.
In 2001 Paul formed alt country group Bronze.
They released two albums, The Statue in the Stone and A Common Prayer, which blended elements of Americana, pop and indie music.
Paul then went solo with the release of Future’s Dream in 2007, with his songwriting becoming more acoustic and piano led.
His second solo album, Wayward Son, was released in January.
Live, he is joined by guitarist and producer Rob Tickell, giving a more acoustic interpretation of the songs.
Paul Handyside appears at the club, based in the Princess Royal pub in Slinn Street, Crookes at 8.30pm.
Entry is free but the audience are asked to make a donation.