Paul O’brien per­forms at King’s The­atre

Annapolis Valley Register - - CLASSIFIEDS/NEWS CLASSIFIEDS - AN­NAPO­LIS ROYAL

Pa­trons at King’s The­atre in An­napo­lis Royal will have the plea­sure on June 30 of hear­ing a lo­cal tal­ent whose voice has taken him tour­ing through­out Europe.

Paul O’brien is based in Bridgetown yet his voice has touched that hearts of lis­ten­ers across the world.

Orig­i­nally from the UK, O’brien is known for emo­tion­ally charged per­for­mances. The Celtic feel of his mu­sic is nu­anced and con­tem­po­rary, reach­ing past con­firmed Celtic en­thu­si­ast to any­one within earshot, trans­fix­ing them with the raw feel­ing his songs carry. While stay­ing true to the acous­tic tra­di­tion, O’brien in­fuses a fresh­ness and rel­e­vance in his mu­sic that con­nects with the cur­rent while still hon­our­ing tra­di­tion.

Paul will be joined by a team of Nova Sco­tian mu­si­cians wel­com­ing him into the lo­cal mu­sic scene the best way they know how - by play­ing right be­side him. Jeff Hen­nessy will be ac­com­pa­ny­ing on the pi­ano, while Ken Shor­ley will be on per­cus­sion, Scott Hen­der­son on pipes and flute, and Ni­cholas D’amato on bass.

CD Re­lease

O’brien will also have his of­fi­cial CD re­lease at King’s The­atre on June 30, play­ing new songs from his CD in his set and cel­e­brat­ing the work he has done on this al­bum pro­duced by one of Nova Sco­tia’s favourite mu­si­cians, JP Cormier.

Also on stage will be O’brien’s daugh­ter Mil­lie. She’ll be fly­ing in from the West Coast to ac­com­pany her fa­ther on vo­cals. A full stage with a full en­sem­ble, the in­ti­mate King’s The­atre will be filled to the rafters with warmth and cheer as mu­si­cians and pa­trons alike wel­come Paul O’brien to the com­mu­nity.

O’brien’s mu­sic is steeped in tra­di­tion, with all his sto­ries com­ing from the heart but also from the real world. It is real folk mu­sic in the tra­di­tion of singer­song­writ­ers like Dave Gun­ning. O’brien seeks to keep sto­ry­telling alive with his mu­sic, set­ting to song real life sit­u­a­tions and emo­tions to con­nect the sto­ries with au­di­ences that will never for­get them.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tick­ets are avail­able at the box of­fice at 902-532-7704 or on­line at HYPER­LINK “http://kingsthe­atre. ca/” kingsthe­atre.ca.

CON­TRIB­UTED

Paul O’brien per­forms at King’s The­atre in An­napo­lis Royal June 30 at 7:30 p.m. Now based in Bridgetown, O’brien is orig­i­nally from the UK and has toured Europe.

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