The “Paul Robert Burton Band” is a musical collaboration, presenting to the public an expanding ensemble of world-class virtuoso musicians from an infinitely wide variety of musical styles and genres. Every player is unique, however they all have something very much in common, commitment and dedication to the Arts. Music can transport the soul to higher realms and these musicians together invoke that feeling.
“ We can easily say that Paul Robert Burton and his band were the standout act at this year’s Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival. Where ever he played and in whatever venue (café, outdoor concert, club) or line up (from solo to full on band) the crowds were huge, bopping and excited. Venues were full to capacity and then some! During a sidewalk café appearance, the crowds spilled onto the street & stopped traffic! Apart from his musical gifts, Paul was appreciated by festival management as a source of information regarding other artists, and brought great energy, inspiration and spirit to our Festival. People raved for weeks afterwards, and purchased Paul’s CD’s aplenty, and we have had considerable requests since the festival as to where & when Paul might play again. ”
Ross Eggleton, Festival Director
Eevi Stein, Festival Coordinator & Publicity
Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival April 1- 3 2011??
Recent Festivals & Highlights
Tamworth Country Music Festival NSW Jan 2011
Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival NSW April 2011
Wintermoon Festival Mackay QLD April 2011
Burton, Sunde & Fix CD Launch Tour QLD June 2011
Solo European Tour July-August 2011
Noosa Jazz Festival QLD Sept 2011
Maldon Folk Festival VIC Oct 2011
Bridgetown Blues Festival WA Nov 2011
Woodford Folk Festival Dec 2011
Tamworth Country Music Festival NSW Jan 2012
Australian Blues Festival Goulburn Feb 2012
Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival March 2012
National Folk Festival Canberra with Rory Ellis April 2012
Wintermoon Festival Mackay QLD May 2012
PAUL ROBERT BURTON
(Songwriter, Producer, Sound Engineer, Upright Bass, Foot Drums, Guitarlele, Harmonicas, Ocarinas and Vocals)
Paul Robert Burton is a Multi-tasking, Multi-instrumentalist, Singer, Songwriter, Producer and Sound Engineer. Beginning his career some 29 years ago as a session musician, Paul has performed with Elvis Presley’s drummer D J Fontana, James Brown’s drummer Toni Cooke and has an extensive list of musical associations with a veritable “who’s who” of the Australian Music Industry.
Paul performs a highly eclectic repertoire of originals and unusual traditional musical pieces. Blending Blues, Celtic, Gypsy, Middle Eastern, Gospel, Bluegrass, Swing, Jazz, Country and Folk Rock influences together into an evocative musical soundscape.
He combines rich vocals, traditional acoustic instruments and modern technology together to perform music as the universal language of unity.
His current musical ventures include: promoting his albums “The Calling” and “Invocation”; playing at many festivals, ticket shows and a variety of environmental & human rights events throughout Australia and Europe; performing either solo, duo or trio and with his band; managing, recording and performing shows with many other artists.
Paul has worked in Australia and Europe for many years with his band “The Shuffle Kings” and as a live and/or studio session musician with:John Williamson, Jimmy Barnes, Kev Carmody, Keith Urban, Phil Emmanuel, Felicity Urqhart, Doug Mulray, Nathan Cavaleri, Kevin Borich, Pete Wells (guitarist Rose Tattoo), Anne Kirkpatrick, Paul Demarco, The Harlem Shuffle, Eddy Youngblood, Don Hopkins, Dave Wray (Frank Bennett), Jim Conway, Paul Kelly, Ed Kuepper, Doc Neeson, Andrew Clermont, Steve Berry, Steve Prestwich, Graeme Connors, Dave Tice, The Headhunters, Austentayshus, Ian Moss, Gail Page, Wilbur Wilde, Grace Knight, Don Walker, The Brewster Brothers, Moonshine Jug & String Band and many more.