The Sirens EP released on Simpletones Records is available on iTunes, Amazon, 7 digital, Napster and all renowned online retailers. The Physical EP priced at £5 can be purchased at all live shows and by emailing Paul directly through the contact email. It includes a bonus track not available for download.
Review by magazine So Tunbridge Wells
Widely known as a champion of local music, it shouldn’t be forgotten that Paul Dunton is no small talent himself. Following the release of three albums, his latest EP is a compact reminder of his considerable ability. Featuring his larger ensemble, the Paul Dunton Orchestra, with vocals from Charlotte Andrew, this collection of five songs showcases his infectious fusion of alternative/pop and classical. Paul himself sings the lead vocal on closing track ‘Albert’, a bittersweet musing on old age.
His musical versatility is really shown on ‘Ba Da Ba Da’, originally a SoundSanctuary track and the only one on the EP not written by Paul.
Take a listen and remind yourself why the Grey Lady guru leads the pack in TW. The Sirens EP is available on Itunes and at all live gigs.
So Tunbridge Wells Magazine
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
My recently released album entitled ‘Escapism’ is now available to purchase. The 12 track album was recorded live to an audience at The Ship Theatre located in Sevenoaks, Kent. The album is comprised of brand new material and a couple of revamped songs from previous album ‘Train of Thought’.
The new album features my larger string & flute ensemble known as The Paul Dunton Orchestra and additional vocals from Fiona Keeler.
It is presented as a twin pack CD & DVD to offer a both an audio and visual insight into the recording itself. The album is available to buy at Ape Music store in Tunbridge Wells and from all live performances. New album Downloads soon to be available on Itunes!
Individual tracks from ‘Escapism’ will soon be available for download To download tracks from previous album ‘Train of Thought’, please click here.
Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
Paul’s second album ‘Train Of Thought’ released 2007 was produced by the late Ollie Nicholls and recorded at Doz Studio’s in Fordcombe, Kent. Features stand out tracks ‘Nephew’ ‘Ebony’ ‘Fallen’ and ‘Heroes’. The album is available at Ape Music Record store (01892 535732) in Tunbridge Wells and downloads are available on Itunes.
ALBUM REVIEW – PLAY MAGAZINE
What is musicality, exactly, and how am I going to use it in this album review? For me, it’s a word that means more than having a knack or a talent, and goes beyond simple proficiency. That’s not to say that Paul Dunton doesn’t have all three of these, but there’s something else here, the same something that alerted my musical ‘spidey’ sense to Rufus Wainwright, Sufjan Stevens and Duke Special. Dunton less writes songs than he does dramas. It’s a funny thing: bards would always tell stories within their songs, but as time’s progressed a lot of singer songwriters have been content to mumble ‘love’ and ‘baby’ into a microphone, hammer out some major chords for the hell of it and wear a shit-eating grin while the money rolls in. Finding solo artists who can put across a sense of actual, honest passion while writing a tune you can hum is a very hard thing to do indeed. It felt good, then, to hear Nephew, the second track of Dunton’s new album Train Of Thought. Throughout the tale we’re treated to the piano’s sugary production, offset by an Elliot Smith-style double up on the vocals. It’s an almost ethereal sound, and one that leaves you part comforted, part unsettled. It’s that sense of curiosity that carries throughout the record, and comparisons to both Wainwright and Smith hold across several tracks. There’s something timeless about the song writing – this record could have been released in the 60s, 70s or 90s and been just as relevant. You often get that feeling with old records, but with new ones it’s somewhat unique. Dunton likes to experiment with his sounds, too, so while the core of the album is undoubtedly the sultry piano, synth, string, flute and female vocals (on Femme Fatale and Englishness). Things even go pretty damn 80s on Sleepyhead, but not to an unlikeable extent. Experimentation or not, Train of Thought has a solid consistency, both in quality and tone, and while the additions are welcome, you get the feeling a solo man-and-piano show would be just as good, if not better. So, what is musicality? For me, it’s achieving a solid equilibrium between the importance of lyricism, catchy tunes and the passion driving both. Paul Dunton has that in spades, and Train Of Thought should be snapped up immediately.
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007
First Paul Dunton album was a limited edition release (3,000 copies) and all have now sold.
ALBUM REVIEW – THE COURIER NEWSPAPER
With a laid-back, casual but unfailingly polite demeanour it is not hard to understand why singer-songwriter Paul Dunton entitled his debut album ‘Ordinary Guy’. Although the title may suggest a self-effacing modesty bordering on the bland, this album is no ordinary release. To mark the launch of the record, Tunbridge Wells resident Dunton performed a selection of tracks from the album at a sell out showcase style concert at The Trinity Arts Centre on January 21st accompanied by a very capable live band.
It is difficult to pigeon-hole the 20 something’s style and his songs are a diverse collection of themes and sounds. Greed, redemption and tales of vampires are featured in his writing as well as more traditional emotional subjects. He is not afraid to tackle controversial issues either with the post 9/11 world and the erosion of the environment featured in the tracks ‘UK/51’ and ‘Fictitious Dreams.’ Regardless of whether you agree with sentiment, both songs are strikingly memorable. Elsewhere, the beautifully crafted love song ‘My Saviour’ is one of the stand out tracks on the album.
The music lent itself well to being performed live with Dunton proving to be an engaging narrator between songs. In all, Dunton’s polished and at the right times, powerful voice make him very listenable. Such is the variety on the album, his music is accessible and draws the listener in. I’m sure there will be more to come from this from this young, talented songwriter, however Ordinary Guy is a fine debut release and is well worth adding to your CD collection.
Review by Jez Durrant
The Courier Newspaper
Sunday, February 20th, 2005
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