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24th December - Merry Christmas

Colin Paul and the Persuaders would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy and Prosperous New Year. It's certainly tough times out there once again. and it's been one hell of a year for many. We can only hope that 2022 will be a good year and we can get back on track. The gigs have been coming in thankfully and we hope that during this crazy times they will go ahead in 2022. As I write this on Christmas Eve I'm still not 100% my trip to Memphis in January will go ahead. Up to now it's on but things could well change quickly as we all know. My Shows at Marlowe's Jan 6 and 8 are scheduled to go ahead as is a special evening at the Tigerman Dojo and Museum on Jan 7 with many of Elvis family in attendance and I will be conducting a 2 hour interview with Elvis girlfriend and acclaimed actress Mindi Miller. Our 2022 gig guide is up to date, so if you are planning on coming to any gigs please check with myself or the venue that things are going ahead as planned, all being well they will. CPP are booked into a photo studio early in the new year for some new publicity pics and our planned Sun Studio Session in Memphis is now scheduled for January 2023. From our families to yours Merry Christmas Love Col, Jeff, Martin, Paul and John.

The band wearing christmas hats

7th December - Getting ready to rock in 2022

Our gig guide for 2022 is a fantastic year for rock 'n' roll.

15th November - Shake it up | Rock 'n' Roll No. 2

Hot off the press and ready to enjoy. Click to go to Albums page for more details

2nd November - Sold Out & Rockin'

Our Billy Fury Weekend in Blackpool 19th Novemeber is now SOLD OUT.

But don't worry we have another great Rockin' Like Fury Weekend planned for 25th March 2022.

Bookings for this event are now available, Call Blackpool Holidays 01253 722300.

Billy Fury Car window stickers

Available on the weekend and after our other Gigs.

  • Β£4.00 each or,

  • Β£7.00 for 2.

Or you can order by post/paypal for Β£10.00 that includes postage. paypal.me/colinpaul1


31st October - Memphis Bound

Colin Paul will once again be appearing at The World famous Marlowe's Ribs n Restaurant on Elvis Presley Boulevard in Memphis Tennessee on 6th and 8th January.

Colin has performed shows here now for several years. As well as the fans you can always rely on members of Elvis family and friends to make an appearance on these great evenings.

Also news coming soon of another special show on 7th January in Memphis. All details of the one off special show will be posted here in the coming days.

28th October - Shake It Up & Rock 'n' Roll

Here is The Cover art and track listing of Colin's new album SHAKE IT UP - ROCK 'N' ROLL NO' 2 This album will be released on Friday 19th November - Advance copies may be available sooner. Our gig guide is updated with lots of great gigs coming in for 2022 both solo and with The Persuaders. Please checkout out our events page to keep up to date with all shows.

We are excited to be appearing at two great SOLD OUT events in the next few weeks. Elvis Week at Hemsby with The Passionettes. [We have a great new Elvis show lined up exclusively for Yesterday Once More] and of course we have Our Billy Fury Weekend at The Savoy Hotel in Blackpool. Sandwiched in-between both events we Have an appearance at The Legendary BAWA Club in Bristol on Sunday 14th November.

Coming Soon - News of Colin's Memphis Appearances on the 6th and 8th January.

19th October - The Christmas Spirit

One of the highlights of Colin's year is singing Elvis Christmas and Gospel songs at St Martins Church in Ashton upon Mersey, Sale.

Tickets are now on sale for this years show on Thursday 9th December. It's such a popular show and its the only Church show Colin will be doing this year. it will sell-out. So please don't miss out.. You can order your Tickets now by calling the numbers on the poster.

This show is being filmed and recorded featuring songs not performed before by Colin as well as some great Christmas classics you come to expect and enjoy.

Cant believe it's that time of year already x

18th October - Persuading You To Rock

It's been a busy few weeks both solo and with The Persuaders. It's certainly great to be getting back to some normality in these uncertain times and as long as things continue in the right direction we have plenty to look forward to. Colin Paul And The Persuaders have been busy rehearsing a brand new Elvis set especially for Elvis Week at Hemsby in a few weeks time. The lads recently travelled up to Carlisle to rehearse this special show with songs never played before and songs brought back that were successful in previous shows. Elvis Week at Hemsby is a week long event held of course every year in Hemsby Great Yarmouth. Checkout the Yesterday Once More page for full details and how to book. We promise if your an Elvis fan you'll love it.

We have just 2 rooms available for our Billy Fury wkd at The Savoy Hotel in Blackpool. If your thinking of booking then please do so now by calling 01253-722300 to reserve your room. All details our available on our Billy Fury Blackpool wkd page.

Speaking of Elvis and Billy Our Tale of Two Kings show is back and our 1st event is in Cornwall at Ten Creek Holiday Park on the 2nd April. It's a weekend long event hosted by Jivetime Promotions including other great tribute acts on the wkd. See Poster for Details of this event and our Colin Paul and The Persuaders page. We are also Bringing the show back to Altrincham Cheshire for a special one off evening next summer. As soon as venue and all details are available they will be posted right here and on out Tail of Two Kings page.

Our gig guide is constantly being updated. Please checkout our gigs and availability for 2022 on the Events page.

Colin Paul's long awaited Rock 'n' Roll No'2 [Shake It Up] Album is almost ready to go. It Will be released on Friday 19th November. Full Release details will be posted right here next week.

We are looking forward to retuning to Sale's It's only Rock 'n' Roll Club this Friday. It's now completely sold out and we cant wait to see many of you there. Other gigs to look forward to our The Bawa Club in Bristol, and The Roundhouse in Bolton. All details of every show are on our events page.

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.


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.


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.


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