Paul Ubana Jones

Direct from his European Tour

31 Jan - 01 Feb

A national treasure; Paul Ubana Jones is so much more than one man with a guitar. He is a conjuror of unique and original songs, rooted in primal Blues and Soul

Paul has toured with the best: B.B. King, Norah Jones, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal and Keb Mo, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Crowded House. He has played major festivals in Canada, USA, Germany, Switzerland, France and Australia.

Winner of 3 New Zealand Music / Tui awards and with 9 CDs released, Paul simply says: “The passion to tour, play and write still remains as strong a ever”

“The most exiting thing Electro Acoustic Artist to visit our shores”.......Good Morning News, Santa Monica

Paul brings new songs to his live sets and a creative and virtuosic energy that has kept him busy touring since 1973 in Europe and here in New Zealand since 1987

Thursday 31st January
1st Set - Pauls roots and influences from the UK. particularly, the acoustic folk/blues scene.
2nd.set - Original new songs and arrangements that are from Paul's  soon to be released 10th.album.
Friday 1st February
1st.set - songs/instrumentals featured from Paul's US recordings and NZ recordings.
2nd.set - More groove new material and a final hats off tribute to Paul's favourite writers.

"And here comes this man from Yorkshire, who plays Hendrix like only Hendrix could play himself, and turns a John Lennon song into something greater than perhaps not even Lennon could have dreamt of.  When he played "Norwegian Wood” it reminded me of what Nina Simone did for the Bee Gee’s “Love Somebody” –a sentimental love story that could easily fall into corniness is elevated, dignified, turned into an act of magic that, again, pulls us in.

We were no longer in Palmerston North on Friday night. This man with his many guitars and his many lives took us somewhere else, a place of wonder we didn’t know we needed to go to. You can tell this man has lived, has been places, some of them dark, when you’re listening to “Rest in my Arms” or “My Lucky Star.” I suspect there is a great deal of Yorkshire left in him and more travelling ahead, with his Protean guitar and that wonderful voice that makes you feel the stories come from afar, somewhere deep, a place touched by lightning, as we all were that night. If only our pockets were deep enough, as his song goes, to carry the diamonds he’s leaving on his trail."

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