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Here you will find the latest up to dates on Colin Paul and The Persuaders

2021

17th August - Billy Lives On !

We are proud to announce that our Rockin' Like Fury Weekend in Blackpool this November is going ahead and we have now moved to The Savoy Hotel, Just a bit further up from the Met towards Bispham. Its a beautiful clean and friendly Hotel and the management and staff are more than happy to welcome us. As you can see on the poster to the left, we have a great line-up of entertainment and we are more than ready to Rock Like Fury once again. I'm sure you agree after these past 18 months or so we are ready for this. See our 'Blackpool Billy Fury Weekends' in the events menu for more details including price and photos of this lovely hotel. The Restaurant is fantastic and the bar stocks all the beers and shorts you love. I can also confirm we will have the whole hotel to ourselves. we are capping this at 250 people and we are heading in the right direction to achieve this, so please don't hesitate book now so you don't miss out on what promises to be a fantastic weekend.


16th August - Elvis Lives On !

It's hard to believe that Elvis has been gone 44 years and as always the light never dims. With Elvis events around the world, His movies and concerts on TV, not forgetting a candlelight vigil every year at his home in Memphis. Something that just isn't done for anyone else is truly amazing. But thanks to the pandemic Colin was unable to travel for the second year to Memphis to join in the celebrations of his life. Colin was flattered that both The Days Inn and Marlowe's decided not to go ahead with any shows as it just wouldn't be the same. Colin called them and said they should still go ahead, but their reply was no chance. We will just make up for it next year. Colin plans on being in Memphis from January 2nd with some special shows planned. All will be revealed here as soon as everything is finalized. In the meantime please checkout the 'yesterday once more' page for our very own Elvis week right here in the UK in November, Not forgetting the 45th Anniversary trip to Memphis, Las Vegas and Hawaii. Plus we can confirm Colin returns to The Moss Trooper on November 26th for another Elvis Special. Also soon to be confirmed Colin will be back performing his Elvis Christmas Gospel shows. Keep an eye on the events page.

Colin Paul & The Persuaders gigs are coming in thick and fast, now that the Rock 'n' Roll scene has re-opened. Again checkout our events guide 2021 and 2022 for all gigs and details.

Colin's latest album Ride That Train is out now and a video has been produced to promote the album of the title track, a follow up video of Raining in Chicago will be out soon. Please checkout our YouTube page. Simply click on Watch in the contents menu on the left. This album will NOT be available on line for a while, but you can simply order via paypal, Purchase at shows or by simply sending an email to colinpaul1@hotmail.com More details on our albums page.

The Yesterday Once More page has been updated with events for 2022. Again click on YOM page in the menu bar.

5th August - Ride that Train | Original song tracks

Just released is Colin's 3rd Original Country Rock album - Ride That Train. Featuring 16 songs written by Jim Newcombe, Geoff Taggart, and Toni West. Colin said " I am really excited about this new album as its been 3 years in the making and great to have songs that are original and specially written for me out there".

More details on the Albums Page or don't be shy, its available at all shows

1st August - Great to be back !

Well it's certainly been a busy few weeks, Colin and the lads have certainly kicked into things very quickly this pass month. As well as Colin's successful solo gigs, The Persuaders performed their first gig since last September in Liverpool at The Liner Hotel. This is the new home for Yesterday once more's Billy Fury wkd. The last wkd before restrictions were lifted, but it didn't stop the fun and the excitement of being let out lol. It was a successful wkd and bookings are now being taken for next years event www,yesterdayoncemore.co.uk

The wkd is over half booked now so please don't leave it too late or you may not get in.

It's a beautiful Hotel and perfect for a tribute to Billy in his home town. Colin Paul and Dj's Neil Williams and Andy Cordwell were invited by legendary Liverpool DJ Billy Butler to appear on his radio show to talk Billy and all things Rock 'n' Roll. It's available on YouTube to listen to now.

The Persuaders were then off to Blackpool but not before Colin had solo gigs in Sale and Devon. The Blackpool gig was at Tiffany's Hotel and the venue for Blackpool Rocks [Elvis] event. A full Elvis show and wow did the boys rock. These guys always excel themselves when it Comes to Billy or Elvis. Colin stayed the week with his family before the lads once again in Blackpool headed for Hampton Road Rock n Roll Club for a night of solid 50s/60's Rock n Roll. 3 separate shows and each one as good as the other with the excitement of being back out there doing what they love to do.

Please keep and eye on our gig guide as it is being updated quite regularly. We hope to be at a club near you very soon.


5th July - Added date & club info

The Persuaders have been added to the line-up at The Liner Hotel in Liverpool for The Billy Fury Weekender on Saturday 17th July, as well as Colin Paul, The Firebirds and Tony Graham, Not forgetting those Nutty Brothers Neil Williams and Andy Cordwell.

Please Note Colin's Rock 'n' Roll night at Sale Excelsior club is now 'SOLD OUT'. please call the club on 0161-973-4920 to be put on cancelation list. failing that don't forget Colin is appearing at Patricroft Conservitive club on Saturday 7th August. It's pay on the door so be early. Doors open at 7pm.

17th June | New Album Release


11th June | Album News

Here are the Track Listings of Colin Paul's Brand new Album of Original Recordings by Jim Newcombe, Geoff Taggart and Toni West.

Ride That Train. Release Date 5th August.

Also lookout for Child of The Sixties Vol' 3 released in the next few weeks. Artwork and Track listings posted here next week.

2nd June | Photo shoot

Last night Colin Paul & The Persuaders shot a short video for our website with Photographer Andy Whittaker at Sale Water Park.

www.andywhittakerphotography.co.uk

30th May | Original Recording

A new page has been added about the original recordings Colin has been working on these past ten years. You learn a lot about the writers and how Colin began this great adventure.


This week Colin and The Persuaders are working on a welcome video for this website. More about this later in the week.

View Graceland Live on the Colin Paul and The Persuaders page.

23rd May | Speedway Radio


I sat down this past week on line and talked with speedway Radio Host Kimber Tomlinson on her brand new TV show in Memphis Tennessee. 'Kimbers Rockabilly Review'.


We talked about my career with The Persuaders, album releases and shows on both sides of the pond. A special thanks to Kimber and Show producer Allan. I really appreciate you guys asking me to appear. Enjoy


19th May | Albums update

New to buy

  • The Elvis Experience The Presley Project Volume 7 | Featuring Elvis classics recorded between 1999 and 2020 live in Manchester UK.

Albums in the making

  • Child of The Sixties volume 3 | Release Date July 2021 | 25 of my favourite 60's songs,

  • An original album Ride That Train | Release Date August 2021 | Songs written by Jim Newcombe, Geoff Taggart and Toni West.

  • Shake It Up - Rock 'n' Roll No' 2. | Release Date November 2021 | An album for the Jivers.


Keep an eye on the Albums Page for all new releases.


We're getting The Persuaders back in the studio

12th May | Back in business

Colin Paul and The Persuaders will be meeting up next week for the first time this year. We have booked in a new photo shoot as an update for future plans, Then we are back at CPP HQ for rehearsals for our upcoming shows in Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis and Billy Fury as well as cabaret shows. We are adding lots of new numbers and absolutely looking forward to getting back out there to entertain and we can't wait.


12th May | Sun Studio, The Manchester Version

We were booked into Sun Studio in Memphis this past January, but for obvious reasons it didn't happen, we have re-scheduled for next year, date T.B.A. So we got talking and decided to book into a local studio here in Manchester later this year. We will confirm recording dates right here for Manchester and Memphis asap, so keep checking in for updates..

12th May | We'll take a rain check

We should have been arriving in Memphis today with www.yesterdayoncemore.co.uk . Which make us sad we can't be there this year with all the Covid flight restrictions.

Aloha

The good news is it has been rescheduled for August 2022 with added extras of going to Las Vegas and Hawaii. I can see it now, "Colin Paul - Aloha From Hawaii" and we can't wait to be there.

Restrictions lifted and lifting off

We hope to be in Memphis before August 2022, but obviously depends on international flight restrictions being lifted and getting back to work. Stay safe and well, everyone and we will all be remembering and paying our respects to Elvis and celebrating at Graceland once again very soon

16th April | New website

Hello and welcome to our new look website. Where you will find our news stories on upcoming shows and release's as well as some new features and downloads as we gradually build on the site. Checkout the gig guide now with full address's and post codes as we slowly get back into it after lockdown. It's certainly been a strange and tough year for us all and we hope everyone is safe and well. We expect things to move back to normality slowly, but rest assured we will get there. Dates for venues will open up and as the world gets used to adapting we will be gathering pace once more to explore all things Rock 'n' Roll. Please keep an eye on our gig guide as things start to move along.

New Features to look for on this site are....

As you Click on the menu page top left and select your choice, You will find....

Sub menus will appear under Colin Paul and Colin Paul & The Persuaders. plus Elvis and Billy Fury pages.

Our Gig guide is now downloadable, Click on Download page on bottom right of gig guide. but please keep an eye on regular updates.

Videos

Band Biographies

My Elvis Story [Colin Paul]

My Billy Fury story [Colin Paul]

There is also a Get InTouch feature where you can fill in some details and receive a reply asap.

and much more including lots New Pages Coming Soon.

We have once again added a Yesterday Once More page and by clicking on each poster it will take you to the Yesterday Once More site and give all the details about the event including booking details.

On our album page there is a direct link to amazon to purchase those available as downloads and CD.

Please note all CD's are available through PayPal and will be signed too.

Plus Coming Soon a DVD page to purchase various DVD's

Lookout for Links to relevant videos spread amongst the pages of this site.

We have been asked do we still plan on going to Memphis to record a new album. Absolutely Yes we do. No details yet as its still early days, But as soon as we know, so will you. We are getting ready to start rehearsing some new music as well as our standards and we cant wait. The last time the band played together was last September and we are more than ready. As it states throughout this site, where words fail, Music speaks and we cant wait to prove it. All vaccinated and ready to Rock 'n' Roll.

We look forward to seeing you all very soon, Best wishes and kindest regards Colin, Jeff, Martin, Paul and John


PS.. ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE DONT HESITATE TO GET IN TOUCH THROUGH OUR 'GET IN TOUCH' PAGE.