Paul is an accomplished, entertaining and experienced singer and musician who has performed at theatre, cabaret, stadiums and arenas, on video, film, radio and television all over the world. He has had chart hits in both Britain and Europe and appears on at least 30 albums and as many singles. He has worked with countless top European producers and musicians including Alan Winstanley, Nigel Kennedy, OMD and The Lightening Seeds. Pauls other commitments have included entertaining the forces all across the globe with the Combined Services Entertainment shows in the Falklands, Kosovo, Bosnia, Macedonia, Belfast and Cyprus and he has toured with everything from a pianist through to big band and has performed at the worlds biggest music festivals through to the Albert Hall.
In august and September 2009 he received unanimous critical praise for his leading role in the Toby Cruse production ‘The Great American Songbook’ at the New End theatre London which is due to tour in 2010.
Quotes from the business and the press
“Improbable as it may seem the golden age of American song is in safe hands with a former singer of the Stranglers...Paul Roberts is clearly in love with the spirit of tin pan alley and the rat pack....’Where or When’ comes close to poetry...” Clive Davis The Times
“Roberts brings a welcome sense of anarchy to what proves to be ‘a swellegant elegant party indeed’...” Time Out critics choice
“He remains a front-man and he lends a confidence that is echoed in the swagger of the band...” Simon Wroe The Camden New Journal
“Paul Roberts is a good looking Frank Sinatra sing-alike who delivers in true Sinatra style..” Ham& High
“Paul Roberts played the perfectly slick Mr American and his ‘I get a kick’ was beautifully executed both vocally and in his lovely rapport with the audience...” ******
“Paul Roberts is a charming crooner with strong acting ability...” Andrew Roach WhatsonStage
“I thought he was brilliant...” Trevor Nunn
“great show...” Michael Feinstein
“you sound wonderful...” Terrence Flannery
“great performance – I enjoyed every minute of it...” Barry Humphries
“really really good..thank-you....” Dennis Norden
“Paul Roberts was a first rate focal point who completely fulfilled the frontmans' role of embodying the excitement of a bands sound...” David Muronaka Los Angeles times
“Paul Roberts says he grew up with these songs....they worked their magic here...” Jack Jaffe Words and Music
“Like a cross between Sinatra and Bobby Darin....” George Critchley PMA
“Roberts has a sonorous voice that,when it wants to,is good enough to invite comparison with ol’ blue eyes himself...” the Jewish chronicle
“A stirring performance of ‘If I loved you’ from Paul Roberts and Louisa Parry..a treat not to be missed...” Oliver Valentine UK theatre.tv
“He sings extremely well - clear and confident with an impressive range. I do not think I have ever seen a better performance of ‘Addicted to Love’...” Mike Martin the Stage
Paul delivers a slick performance evoking the spirit of the American Songbook and the wit and charm of a modern day Ratpack with his salute to the great performers of the past and present supported by some of the UK’s finest singers and session musicians from the awesome ‘Manhattan Swing’ band.
Compared favourably to among others ol’ blue eyes himself you can be sure he will not disappoint.
The show can be tailored to any scenario or environment from the full on big band with guest singers to the brilliantly entertaining and intimate duo with just piano accompaniment highlighting Paul’s flexibility as a performer of the highest calibre.
Paul can also perform using the best backing tracks available.
He also performs at smaller functions and weddings and can be booked to perform the show or any combination of music across both swing and pop repertoires.
Previous appearances include.....
The Jonathan Ross show
The Lorraine Kelly show
Good morning Australia
The Gaye Burn show
The British grand prix
The Maison de la radio Paris
The Palais Royal Paris
CSE combined services entertainment
Mishcon de reya lawyers
The Royal Automobile club
Sale sharks rugby club
London clubs international
Bella italia restaurants
The Golden lion group
Tony Romas restaurants
"My Way "
Some past client comments.....
‘Paul's performance was everything you'd expect from a 'Rat Pack' show - smooth, energetic and engaging. He managed to charm our guests and get the whole room swinging. He was also extremely helpful in the run-up to the event and happy to tailor his sets to exactly what we wanted.’ - Jolanda Nowicka - RAC Golf club - Captains dinner/dance
‘I just wanted to write a quick mail to say how great Paul and the band were on our wedding reception. We can't thank you guys enough for making our evening so special .Paul sang superbly (especially Mac The Knife) and the band rocked.’ - Judy and Gavin Clarke - bride and groom
‘I booked Paul for my wedding and wanted to let you know how pleased my husband and I were with his performance. He was absolutely brilliant and really made our evening reception special.
All of the guests commented on how good he was and what a lovely atmosphere a live singer brought to the wedding.’ - James and Lou – bride and groom
‘Thank you so much for a wonderful evening. Everyone loved the programme and had nothing but praise for you as a singer. We only wish we'd hired you for the entire evening!
I'm sure you'll get lots of calls as a result as lots of people asked for your details.’ - Josie Rodrigues - Nielsen media
‘Just wanted to say thanks very much for the great sets at our wedding. It was exactly what we wanted, and we got lots of compliments from our guests.’ - Steve and Karen di Piazza – bride and groom
‘We saw Oasis live last February – have to say, no names mentioned and I’m not being bitchy, but the lead vocalist was monotone, had no personality, no stage craft and didn’t lead from the front. You could blow him off stage effortlessly!’ - Paul and Jan - E.M.I. music
‘Well what a fantastic night we all had...thanks Paul..you are a real star...and what a voice.’ - Vicky Witchalls – birthday host
‘We just had to take time – on our honeymoon !!! to write and say how brilliant you were and thank you so much for being so helpful and professional throughout the evening.’ - Lucy and Simon Willmouth – bride and groom
‘Paul you were absolutely wonderful – a perfect job.i wouldn’t hesitate to book you again.’
Kim Anderson – hostess for corporate birthday party guests including Aldo Zilli Wayne
‘We thought we would write to you and thank you for making our day so much fun – your performance was quite stunning and even my parents said they thought you were brilliant...so....!!!!’ - Laura and Micheal Hickin – bride and groom
‘Thanks Paul – you were fantastic....all our friends thought the music was wicked and those left to tie the knot will be in touch!!! Haha.’ - Lara and Damien Perrin – bride and groom
‘I thought I would write and thank you for what turned out to be a perfect night...it was lovely to see all our guests filling the dance floor during your performance..you were fabulous.’ - Emma and Richard Smith – bride and groom