Paul Diello presents
After a successful stint of three sold and five star reviewed performances at Brighton Fringe Festival, award-winning musician Paul Diello invites you to his gender-blending celebration of iconic women in music. Join the Brighton-based avant-garde performer and his band on a colourful camp cabaret extravaganza as they reimagine classic female songs originally performed by legendary singers such as Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, Bjork and PJ Harvey to name but a few. Dance, sing, laugh and cry as Paul interweaves his journey of childhood out-castings and social misfittery into well-loved compositions. Every sense will be tantalised in this outrageous, rainbow-coloured romp.
Embob and Joanne Arrowsmith on Backing Vocals, Francesco Bonini on Guitar, Alfie Weedon on Double Bass, Patrick Ytting on Keyboard, John Creigan on Cajon and Tessa Gilles on Violin.
Paul Diello’s debut album The Last Green Bottle was released in October 2011 via indie label Total Creative Freedom to positive reviews from both side of the pond (5/5 breaking music magazine- USA, 5/5 Sound & Motion magazine UK).
He won Best Solo Artist at Brighton Music Awards 2010 and was nominated for Best Video. He also performed at the ceremony, held at prestigious venue The Brighton Centre to an audience including Jimmy Page, Roger Daltrey and Arthur Brown.
Since the albums release Paul has been touring extensively and has played across the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Holland and America (where he toured for 6 weeks in support of indie/rock band Darling Waste).
His song ‘Crime Scene’ was included on charity album Busking For Solar Aid and his instrumental piece ‘The Walk Home’ is featured in the upcoming movie Pictures Of Lily, due for release in 2013.
As well supporting artists such as Texas, Jarvis Cocker, Nick Harper, Kyla La Grange, Jay Brannan and Kate Walsh, Paul has also worked with some amazing musicians including Andy Maclure (Sleeper) Adrian Weston (Carnival Collective) Paul Sandrone (The Mummers) Lance Williams (Darling Waste) Sophie Madeleine, Steve Down (Joss Stone band) and Miggy Barradas (The Divine Comedy)
Festival appearances include The Big Chill (for two years running) , Meadowlands, Gay Pride Festival-Brighton, Foodie Festival- Brighton, Edinburgh Fringe, Upper East Side Music Festival- New York and his show ‘An Evening With Paul Diello and Friends’ has sold out for three years running at Brighton Fringe Festival.
Paul appeared on Chicago’s infamous Fearless radio and has also performed on BBC Sussex Live Lounge, Juice FM, Fun Couch TV (Ohio) Radio Reverb, MTM radio, Spirit FM, Splash FM. His video for Crime Scene also appears on NME.com
Sunday 26th November at 8.30pm
Running Time: 2 hours
Ticket purchases are non refundable. Concession prices apply to students; under 18s; pensioners; those on disability and unemployment benefits; Equity, BECTU & SDUK members; Portico Places cardholders. As a young venue we are still upgrading and developing the space, any additional donations are much appreciated and will be used towards improving the theatre even further and keeping the venue going in the long-term.