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New Beginnings 27th August 2023

Hi Everyone' Well it's been a very busy couple of months with lots of gigs solo and band under our belts. Colin has just returned from an eventful Elvis Week in Memphis and happy to say the shows were a great success' especially Marlowe's and the infamous pool party at The Days Inn at Graceland. The Days Inn is under new ownership and they are delighted to carry on the pool party tradition. The Hotel is currently under new construction and and makeover. It's looking great and a change was needed after Covid. It got a little tired and run down [don't we all] but is now looking fabulous and I'm sure the fans will come flooding back. Checkout the pics on their official Facebook page or on Colin Paul's Facebook Page. 

More about Memphis in a new news post coming tomorrow as Colin has written a Heartfelt letter to EPE at Graceland.

Just this past weekend Colin and The Persuaders finally played The Legendary Twinwood Festival. It was a great success and the lads played their hearts out. [See Pics on Left.] This place is absolutely massive and with lot's of different bands in all genres to keep everyone entertained.

We can Confirm our Billy Fury wkd in Blackpool this November is very close to being sold out as is our special show at The World Famous Caver in Liverpool.  See our Blackpool Billy Fury Wkds page for all booking details and for the Cavern please click on this link to claim your place. www.cavernclub.com/events/event/billy-fury-tribute-2024/ 

Book Now to avoid dissapointment.

Times they are a changing  21st June 2023

Hi Everyone' Hope your all enjoying this lovely weather we have been having lately. plenty of great summer gigs happening inside and out. Please Checkout our Events Page as Lots of Gigs have been added for next year and more for this year in November and December.

It's almost that time of year again when Colin returns to Memphis' Just seven shows this year. Colin said after last year performing thirteen shows plus a recording session' [I wanted to cut down for this year so I can enjoy more of the sights and sounds of Memphis] See gig guide for show listings and times. While in Memphis Colin will be Interviewed at The Guesthouse at Graceland on his life and upcoming projects. Expect two major announcements and talk of some exciting adventures ahead. This will be a big interview where Colin will be discussing many things including his parents' family' friends' music' including Elvis Week pro's and Cons and much more.  The interview will be online before the end of august' and a link will be posted here. 

As previously mentioned 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.

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....



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. So check back here in a few weeks for some great shows  planned in The Kings hometown. 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

Hi Everyone'

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





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 ! 

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] 

Songs Include.....

Rockabilly Boogie

Seven Nights To Rock

In The Middle Of The Night

Rockabilly Rebel

Drivin' Wheel

Heartbreak Hotel Revisited

Cruisin' Around

Midnight Blues

For The Heart

Honkytonk Hardwood Floor


My One Desire

Live It Up

That's Alright

and many more plus Bonus Song.. Hurt.


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 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. 

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.

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

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.

sun studio

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. 

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. 

Click here to watch

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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

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.

Or you can order by post/paypal for £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 

Albums in the making

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