Tangled up in Halifax 20th May 2023
Hi Everyone' Sorry for the delay in any updates. Took most of April off for a break and now ready for another packed year and beyond. Still a few places left for our Billy Fury wkd this summer in Liverpool. See Poster on Home Page for all details. As most of you know we are at The Liner Hotel' Which speaks for itself. Been there for three or four years now in this top class hotel right in the heart of Liverpool. Can't recommend this great Hotel enough. Come see for yourself. Before all that there are some other great gigs planned and quite a few around the Halifax area. we have some Elvis' Sixties and of course some great Rock n Roll nights to look forward to very soon. see posters on Colin Paul Page and The Persuaders page for all details. Our gig guide is fully upto date and next years dates and availability are now online. See Events page. On Sunday 28th May Colin is returning to one of his Fave venues for his Elvis show. Colin has been performing at The Moss Trooper in Timperley [see poster on Colin Paul page] Since he first started out in the late 80's of course it was different then and had a back room. The Stormbeats and The Persuaders performed there in the early days before it changed into a first class restaurant where Colin now plays solo to a sold out audience each time he is there. Lots of new gigs have been booked so keep an eye on the events page. we could be near you very soon. Also Checkout the Colin Paul YouTube Channel. Videos and songs are uploaded regulary. Lots of songs and live performance not on cd's are also included. Infact this past week Colin Recorded the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic.... Have You Ever Seen The Rain. Go Check it out....
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Gigs Galore 17th March 2023
Hello everyone' and as we get ready for another fun packed Billy Fury wkd in Blackpool next week. Just checkout our events page. Lots of great gigs are coming in and plenty to look forward too. Speaking of Billy Fury we have had a cancelation so there is a room become available if you are interested. Then please call Blackpool Holidays on 01253-722300 and get yourself booked in to one of our fave weekends. If that's too soon and you fancy trying out or returning to one of these great weekends then see our post below for our special Billy Fury weekend in his home town of Liverpool this July with yesterday Once more. you can book online by going to www.yesterdayoncemore.co.uk.
Colin Paul and The Persuaders will be returning to Skegness Rock n roll Weekend this September. we will be playing on Friday 22nd September ably supported by Rock Back The Clock. To Book Call Sandy and Phil on 07854-824616. Finally after all these years next April 2024 we will be playing for Holiday Rock at The Grand Burstin Hotel' Folkstone' Kent. We have been asked for a number of Years to appear and we can finally confirm it is going to Happen. see poster on Colin Paul and The Persuaders page for all details. This year we announced we will be playing The Twinwood Festival in August for the very first time. We cant tell you how much we are looking forward to this. We will be playing on the Rock n Roll Tower Stage' but already we have news of next years Twinwood Festival. We received a call just a few weeks ago to appear once again at the the Festival' only this time to appear on the main stage. talk about exciting and we don't want to wish our lives away but we cant bloody wait.
Lookout for an announcement soon Regarding Colin's shows in Memphis this August. Something very special is in the pipeline and has just been confirmed. So check back here in a few weeks for a great show that is planned in Memphis Tennessee. Colin has never played at this venue before but Elvis has and he cant wait to share it with you. We can reveal The Pool party this year will be themed on Elvis's Movies and we will have a big screen showcasing some of his greatest performances to get you into that party mood. Colin's pool party has become a highlight of Elvis Week over the years and more details will be out very soon. Keep checking back here and checkout our events page often as when a new gig comes in it is added straight away.
Speaking of the good ol' USA Yesterday Once More are planning a trip to Nashville' Tupelo' Memphis and New Orleans in August 2024. See poster on the right. Now this you don't wanna miss!
In Summer 27th February 2023
Hi Everyone' We are still receiving great reviews from our show at the cavern and as stated earlier Tickets are now on sale for next January. I can tell you over 100 tickets have gone already and with another year to go it will sell-out. so if your interested in going get your tickets now before its to late. we are limited to 200 people. Here is the link to purchase Tickets. https://www.cavernclub.com/events/event/billy-fury-tribute-2024/
If you cant wait for your FURY fix till January why not join us this July 14th - 16th at The Liner Hotel in Liverpool for a full weekend in tribute to Billy. [See Poster on left] It's hosted by Yesterday Once More and all booking details can be found at www.yesterdayoncemore.co.uk. This Hotel is such a nice hotel and obviously by its name is themed around a cruise ship etc. Its proved very popular over the last few years we have been there and we promise you wont be disappointed. CLICK ON LINK TO VIEW VIDEO DETAILS. youtu.be/D6wDLWrtn64
Our Billy Fury weekend in Blackpool in March is now Sold out so dont miss out on this great weekend this summer in Billy's home town of Liverpool. As you can see on the poster we have some great entertainment and not forgetting Billy on the big screen. BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment !
From Graceland to The Cavern 1st February 2023
Hello Everyone' We are barely into the new year and so much has happened in January as in our previous report we are all still reeleing from the death of Lisa Marie Presley. It's one of those things you cant get your head round. Its lovely to see so many tributes to her from around the world but sad the media have to dig dig dig. We hope she is now at Peace !
I can say my trip to the USA was as always fantastic. We have made so many friends now family over there and we couldn't be made to be more welcome in Memphis Tennessee. The shows at Marlowe's were a huge success with once again members of Elvis family and friends in attendance. It doesn't get any better than that.
While in Memphis I shot some adds for my MADE IN MEMPHIS album a brand new video for a new song called 'I KEEP GOING BACK TO MEMPHIS' It was written by Geoff Taggart and Toni West. It's based on yes you guessed it some of my reasons for going back to Memphis twice a tear. I returned home then went straight to the studio to Record it. The master recording is finished and the video is currently being worked on. The song and video will be on YouTube in the next week or so. Keep tuning into the Colin Paul Channel and subscribe once your subscribe hit the bell at the top so you don't miss out on all the new material that will be uploaded in the coming months.
Since stepping foot on UK Soil the gigs have been fantastic especially our trips to Devon and Liverpool. The gig in Devon was at The Barstaple Hotel. What a great hotel it is and more importantly the folks at the gig were out to party and party they did. The event was run by Rock 'n' Roll Promotor 'Strollin' Steve Ashdown. All i can say is something big has come off the back off this gig for 2024. I'm not allowed to say what it is at the moment. But to say we are excited is an understatement. more news on this as soon as we are allowed. If that wasnt enough last monday 23rd January The Persuaders and I filmed a song for a special Documentry on the life of songwriter Phil Springer who wrote Santa Baby for Eartha Kitt' The Next Time for Cliff Richard and many more hits for the likes of Dusty Springfield etc. The song we performed was Never Ending' Written by Buddy Kaye and Phillip Springer. The song that Elvis recorded. We will keep you posted about this Doc. Remember if you have seen previous post I was interviewed in Memphis last August for the same project.
From Devon we travelled to Liverpool for our SOLD OUT Tribute to Billy Fury Show at the world famous cavern club. We were there to remember Billy on the 40th Anniversary of his passing. It was packed out and i mean packed out. Again an audience that was ready to party and what a great party it was. So good to see fans from all over the UK. The Persuaders did me so proud and talk about a great atmospher. If you were there then you know and thank you from all of us.
NEWS JUST IN AS I TYPE THIS NEWS LETTER. I HAVE JUST HAD AN EMAIL TO CONFIRM WE ARE BACK AT THE CAVERN NEXT JANUARY SUNDAY 28TH JANUARY 2024. Tickets will be on sale in the coming weeks and i will post here first when the are available. If you are interested in going then i would book straight away. This show promises to Sell out too !!!
2023 gig guide updated. Next stop Blackpool.
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Breaking News ! 13th January 2023
I Was supposed to start out first news of 2023 with a Happy New Year But having just returned from Graceland and hearing the awful News that Elvis's Daughter Lisa Marie Presley has passed away. It's hard to take in as I was only with her just a few days ago at Graceland celebrating the 88th Birthday of her dad Elvis. She was happy and keen to talk to all the fans. I asked her to say Hi to the fans in the UK which she kindly did. We hugged and said how good it was to see each other. You can see a short video on my Facebook page and the full live video also, It will be posted as a tribute to Lise on Youtube in the coming days.
I just cant believe it. It's like a little piece of Elvis has passed away again and my feelings take me back to that fateful day in August 1977. On behalf of my family and The Persuaders we send out our sincere Condolences to The Presley family' especially her mother Priscilla [I cant imagine how she is feeling right now] and her Daughters Riley' Harper and Finley. My only hope is if there is an after life then she is back in the arms of her father and Her son Ben.
Another light went out in Memphis last night may she rest in peace.
We do wish you all a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you all soon.
A full report from Memphis will be here shortly x
It's Christmasssssss 24th December 2022
Hi everyone' It's certainly been a very busy year and these past two months especially. lots of things been happening including many gigs coming in for both 2023 and 2024 Band and Solo. The latest news is Colin Paul and The Persuaders are gonna be featured in a TV Documentary in the states. The Doc is about songwriter Philip Springer who co wrote many hits including Santa Baby for Eartha Kitt' The Next Time for Cliff Richard and Never Ending for Elvis amongst other artiste to perform his songs is Dusty Springfield. . The Documentary is in production with a working title of Philip Springer - Not Just Santa Baby. I have already been interviewd for the Doc last August in Memphis and several performances were also filmed. Phil's Daughter Tamar Springer is producing the show along with Art Douglas. Tamar recently got intouch with me to ask if the band could record Never Ending and could we film a performance of the Elvis song Never Ending. This will be all put together by the end of January when at that time we may have an idea of when and where the doc will be broadcast later in the year. We are so excited about this. more news when we have it.
Tickets for New Years Eve in Timperley are now sold out' It promises to be a great night.
2023 Gig Guide Updated.
Yesterday Once More Page Updated.
Our next band gig is in Sale Cheshire on 21st January. SEE POSTER ON THE RIGHT.
Meanwhile limited tickets are still available for 29th January at the world famous Cavern in Liverpool where will be commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Billy Fury's passing. See link below for booking details.
Colin's latest album MADE IN MEMPHIS is doing very well and can now be purchased on Itunes and Amazon for instant download. The Download version has 8 extra songs that the cd hasn't got. Click on links to purchase from iTunes or Amazon
MAY WE TAKE THIS OPPOTUNITY TO THANK EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED LOVE' FRIENDSHIP AND SUPPORT AND WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A WONDERFUL ' HAPPY HEALTHY PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.
LOTSA LOVE AND BEST WISHES FROM COLIN' JEFF' MARTIN' PAUL AND JOHN XXXX
New Year Special 25th November 2022
Tickets are now on sale for New Years Eve in Timperley, Cheshire. Call Number on the flyer. Tickets a very limited so book now to avoid disappointment.
Made in Liverpool 21st October 2022
Tickets are now on sale at The Cavern for our 40th Anniversary Billy Fury Show on 29thJanuary 2023 Starring Colin Paul & The Persuaders.
Doors Open at 1pm and Show Starts at 2 till 5.
Click on link to book tickets
Made in Memphis Release 16th October 2022
Here is the track listing for Made In Memphis. The Album Colin Recorded at Sun Studio this past August. Official release date looks set to be 19th November. This is for now available only on CD. The download version with extra tracks will happen later as will hopefully a vinyl release !
Taking Care of Business 8th October 2022
Here are our new business cards' ready to take us forward on new and welcome returned adventures.
More CPP Photo's 4th October 2022
More Photos from The Colin Paul and The Persuaders Shoot have been added to the Colin Paul and The Persuaders Page and the Colin Paul Page. Dong forget once you open these pages for the pics... Click on Gallery for more. All Photos taken by Andy Whittaker of www.andywhittakerphotagraphy.com
Sun Promo Video 3rd October 2022
Here is the first video release of a brand new song called #In The Middle of The Night# written for Colin by Geoff Taggart and Toni West.
Lookout for another Video very soon and release date of Made in Memphis - The Sun Sessions !
Made in Manchester 30th September 2022
Last week Colin and the lads had a photo shoot at Andrew Whittaker Photography in Sale'
South Manchester UK. Click on The Colin Paul and The Persuaders tab to see some of the pics then cluck on Gallery for more.
For Colin's Solo pics Click on The Colin Paul Page to see Pics and again click on Gallery for more.
I think you'll agree . There are some great Promo Shot's there.
Gig Guides for the remainder of 2022 and 2023 have been updated.
Made in Memphis 22nd September
Coming Soon - Made in Memphis [The Sun Sessions]
Seven Nights To Rock
In The Middle Of The Night
Heartbreak Hotel Revisited
For The Heart
Honkytonk Hardwood Floor
My One Desire
Live It Up
and many more plus Bonus Song.. Hurt.
LOOKOUT FOR RELEASE DATE AND PROMO VIDEO ON YOUTUBE SOON !!!
CPP PROMO TIME 21st September 2022
On Thursday 22nd September Colin Paul and The Persuaders are booked in for a special photo shoot to advertise up coming shows etc. Pics will be posted on this website in the coming days.
Sounds of Christmas 16th September 2022
Once again Christmas is fast approaching and as always Colin will be performing his 'Wonderful World of Christmas' Show at St Martin's Church in Ashton Upon Mersey' Sale' Cheshire on Thursday 15th December.
Tickets are just £7.00 and will be on Sale Tuesday 20th September.
Call Numbers on Poster for your Tickets. Limited to 150 people so don't be disappointed and book your tickets early. As you know this is one of Colin's favourite shows and as always promises to be a night of fun with some great Elvis Christmas and Gospel songs amongst others to kick start your Christmas.
Ticket price includes refreshments after the show in the church hall or if you prefer you can join Colin in the pub down the road for a good ol' catch-up. He may even buy you a pint. After all it is Christmas !!!
Sounds of Fury 12th September 2022
Now Confirmed Colin Paul & The Persuaders live at The Cavern Club in Liverpool on Sunday 29th January 2023. Although the Rock n Roll Explosion had already begun for Billy Fury back in 1958/59 he never got the chance to bring his music to the cavern' so to commemorate The 40th Anniversary of Billy's passing we are bringing our Original Billy Fury Experience Show to this iconic venue. The Show Starts at 2pm and finishes at 5pm. Tickets will be on sale very soon. Lookout for posters with all details posted here and on our facebook pages and The Caverns website very soon. We are so excited and hope you can join us in celebrating the life and music of Billy in his hometown of Liverpool on this special anniversary wkd.
Our Billy Fury Blackpool Weekends page has been updated with the latest flyer for March 2023. As you all know The November Fury Wkd is SOLD OUT so don't miss out on March.
Sounds of Memphis 11th September 2022
Hi everyone' It's great to back from the good ol' USA and making plans for the coming months. Colin's trip to the US was great and after a total of 13 shows and a recording session' he was ready for some rest and recuperation in Hawaii. Although he did perform a 40 min show in Honolulu. More about that in the coming weeks. Special thanks to EPE' Marlowe's' The Tigerman Dojo' Laffeyette's' The Doubletree Hotel, Yesterday Once More and The Days Inn at Graceland. Not forgetting the Legendary Sun Studio. Colin Recorded a total of 29 songs. Colin said To be in Sun Studio Recording where legends were born and Rock 'n' Roll History was made is unbelievable. You can feel the vibes and its like all the photos in the place come alive and make you feel at ease. I never expected to get through a dozen songs let alone 29. all songs are currently being mixed down' then its the process of choosing which songs actually go on the cd. The Songs that don't make it onto disk will be available in a special download version of the album. Track Listings will be posted here asap and hopefully a release before December.
SUN DOWN 26th July 2022
On the evening of Monday 8th August & over night Colin Paul will be back recording in the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis Tennessee to commemorate the 70th anniversary of this iconic studio. Several songs have been written for this special album and Colin will cover many songs that were recorded there, as well as Sun inspired songs on the Nashville Rock 'n' Roll scene. its a great mix of that classic Country Rockabilly feel that The Memphis Recording Service is well known for. Colin says I don't want to jinx anything by revealing the track listing before it's recorded but I can promise it will be an album like no other. Check back here early September for a full report of this recording session and songs recorded.
SOLD OUT 22nd July 2022
The Colin Paul and the Persuaders Show in their hometown of Sale, Cheshire on Saturday 30th July is now SOLD OUT !
Please keep an eye on the events page for upcoming shows.
Our Billy fury weekend in Liverpool was a great success and once again Sold Out. It seems fans cant get enough of these great Fury wkds. You can book now on line or by calling the office at https://www.yesterdayoncemore.co.uk/ for our Billy wkd next July. As mentioned previously our Billy wkd in Blackpool in November is also Sold Out. Keep an eye out here on our news page for an announcement in October for our next Billy wkd in March 2023. We would hate you to miss out.
Hometown boy 10th July 2022
Colin Paul and the Persuaders return to their home town of Sale in Cheshire on Saturday 30th July at Sale Conservative Club, Dane Road Sale. Click here for more details Be sure to catch this great show as they will not be back in the area until December.
As always our events page [gig guide] is always up to date. Look forward to seeing you all very soon.
Keep Rockin' and have a great Summer everyone.
Almost Christmas 10th July 2022
Such a busy few months behind us and between now and Christmas it's about to get busier. So many great gigs to look forward to. This weekend we attend our sold out Billy Fury Weekend in Liverpool and as mentioned in our earlier post our Fury weekend in Blackpool in November is also sold out. I guess it's because it was such a good move to changed hotels for both events. The Liner and The Savoy have now the backing of the fans and that's good enough for us. Lookout for the posters for future weekenders and don't forget to book asap as from experience we know you wont be disappointed.
Sun Studio session 10th July 2022
Colin is getting ready to fly to Memphis and is excited about returning to Sun Studio to record a Rockabilly album Sun Style with many great songs Colin has never even performed before let alone record. There will be a very special bonus song featured as a thank you to all who have supported and continue to support Colin. I can say at this stage its a song that has been very kind to Colin over the years at home and abroad. As well as some Fantastic original material it will feature songs recorded by Charlie Rich, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Johnny Horton, and Chris Issak amongst others. Also a couple of legendary songs with a twist. Colin will be in Sun on the evening of 8th August and hopefully feature a small live video during those sessions as a teaser to what will be on the album. 'watch this space'
Lights, camera...ACTION 21st June 2022
Checkout our YouTube page for Videos of Colin Paul and Colin Paul & The Persuaders. Videos are being added regularly old and recent, as we delve into the archives to constantly bring you more footage.
Hemsby news 21st June 2022
Lots of gigs coming in for the band with some great shows in Blackpool [Hotshot's Elvis] as well as holiday parks in Carlisle and Hemsby. Speaking of Hemsby. Elvis Week in Hemsby The UK's Premier Elvis Week will kick off on November 5th - 12th. Lots of great Elvis entertainment as well as the best in Cabaret Entertainment not forgetting the best Elvis DJ's in the land.
It's been confirmed Colin Paul and the Persuaders along with The Passionettes will be performing an Elvis Show like never before. All we can say at this stage is, if you are gonna be there it's gonna be very special featuring songs never performed by Colin and the lads before. Colin says we always strive to bring you new material each year and this year is no different.
The New Elvis Movie currently in Cinema's will feature and as always the week is guaranteed to be full of surprises. Lots of themes and loads of fun. You just never know what your gonna get and this is what separates Elvis Week at Hemsby from the rest. Checkout the flyer for more info on our yesterday Once More page.
Billy Fury Weekends in Liverpool and Blackpool - SOLD OUT 21st June 2022
Our two Billy Fury Weekends in Liverpool and Blackpool are now SOLD OUT.
Checkout our Yesterday Once More Page and Our Blackpool Billy Fury Weekend pages for details of next years events in March, July and November 2023.
New album and a re-release 21st June 2022
A new recording session is planned and will be announced very soon right here on this page. The Persuaders said we are happy to be going back into the studio to bring you a brand new Rock 'n' Roll Jive Album. All songs are currently being lined up and once recorded will be posted here and ready to pre-order.
Colin Paul's previous band THE STORMBEAT'S Recorded an album in 1992. It was released at the time on tape only and the band were featured promoting it on local radio and at gigs. These recordings are now available for the first time in 30 years and now on CD, with lots of the Radio promos and interviews included both with The Stormbeats and Fans. Click here to go to the albums
Memphis bound 14th May 2022
Colin's Recording Session at Sun Studio in August will be filmed and uploaded to YouTube asap to Mark 70 Years of the famous studio. Keep an eye out also for footage of Colin's Shows in Memphis as they come available.
Homeward bound 4th April 2022
Colin will be back in Memphis this August where once again some very special shows will take place and a recording session at Sun Studio on the evening of 8th August. More news on this trip coming up as soon as all shows and events are finalised.
Digging up the past 3rd April 2022
Colin has been searching through the archives and has found a substantial amount of footage from years gone by, while adding recent material into the mix with some classic songs and brand new recordings.
Billy Fury at the Liner hotel Liverpool 2nd April 2022
We would hate you to miss out on another fabulous Billy Fury Weekend on 15th July in Billy's home town. Last years bookings sold out fast .
Click here for details and availability
Rockin' into 2022 like Fury 1st March 2022
2022 has started off with a bang with bookings both solo and for The Persuaders have come flooding in. Friday 25th March we will once again be headlining The Billy Fury Weekend, at our new home The Savoy Hotel.
Click here for more details or call 01253 720300
Elvis's Tigerman Karate Dojo 1st February 2022
Colin returned from a very successful trip to Memphis Tennessee in March, where the highlight was meeting up with the many friends he and his family have made of the years, Colin said after a two year break it was great to be back in the company of special friends once again in this great town. His shows were packed out and one of the highlights being at The Tigerman Karate Dojo and Museum where Colin performed and interviewed Elvis' 70's girlfriend Mindi Miller. Colin Blew up the sound system as it's just meant for talking lol, A new sound system is now in place for future entertainment.
Happy New Year 2nd January 2022
2022 Marks quite a milestone in my life and career. In June I will be celebrating my 60th Birthday and on May 7th it will be 40 years since I first stepped out onto a stage, and from what was the start of the most fantastic career. I have had such amazing times with both my bands The Stormbeats (1988 - 1995) and The Persuaders (1995 to present) Even now I'm always looking for the next move in my career, I have played the most awsome venues along with the best bands, entertainers and DJs on the circuit and I have met the most amazing people (you). I have mingled with the stars and worked for the best promotors and friends in the business including Kelvin Ford, Diane Wardle, Sandy Rice, Paul Down, Markus Henfling, Bob Ling amongst others. I have been lucky enough to perform in Memphis these past 21 years and my family and I have met the most amazing people who are now lifelong friends and family to us.
Now for the future. It starts this Tuesday 4th January as I return to Memphis to meet-up with some very special people in my life and of course pay my respects to the guy who made it all possible for me to get up on that stage in the first place.
I recently realised I have recorded 50 albums, so there will be no new albums this year, although I will still be recording some great original material written by Geoff Taggart, Toni West and Jim Newcombe for radio stations world wide and putting the songs out on social media for you all to hear. The song I am learning at the moment and recording on my return from the states is a fantastic song written by Geoff and Toni called Dancing With a Stranger. Your gonna love it. The next album release will be in early 2023 with an album recorded in Sun Studio. The Persuaders and I are looking at recording a new album towards the end of the year also for a 2023 release. More news on this very soon. Please remember most albums are available to purchase online.
There will be some very special shows in what seems to be (hopefully) a busy and healthy year for us all.
So either solo or with The Persuaders. I can confirm there will be some great shows as always at Rock n Roll venues and weekenders up and down the UK and of course with Yesterday Once More including a Trip to Memphis in August and my life long dream to visit Hawaii. Including a special Aloha From Hawaii show too. Look out for a special ad soon live from Memphis.
An anniversary show for Elvis Week at Hemsby with The Persuaders and 3 great Billy Fury wkds. Not forgetting many shows in the UK, Spain and hopefully Germany in December. Speaking of December my annual Christmas show at St Martin's is on December 8th and will feature for the first time a choir, can't wait for that. Please checkout our website and gig guide for all details of upcoming shows and albums available . Please keep checking back here for updates.
So whether it's 40 years or 60 years that I'm celebrating, the future looks bright ahead , see you all very soon love Colin Paul x