To celebrate the launch of Paul Harrington's brand new album 'Lights of Home' Paul and his band will be performing live at The Sugar Club on Wednesday May 30th - with special guest Karol SadlierBOOK TICKETS
To celebrate the launch of Paul Harrington's brand new album 'Lights of Home' Paul and his band will be performing live at The Sugar Club on Wednesday May 30th. Enjoy a great night of music,including tracks from the new album,Paul will also sing all his hits,including 'What I'd Say and 'Rock and Roll Kids - with special guest Karol Sadlier.
Paul Harrington first came to public attention with his debut album 'What I'd Say' reaching the Top 10 in 1991. However, that attention reached new heights in 1994 when he represented Ireland and won the Eurovision Song Contest along with Charlie McGettigan. The song 'Rock 'N' Roll Kids' is one of the most popular to ever win Eurovision and is still a regular feature on Irelands’ airwaves today.
In the late nineties Paul was the performer of choice for many of the A-list celebrities that would frequent the VIP Room in Dublin's most prestigious nightspot. Here he would regularly entertain, and quite often be joined by , stars from the world of music, film and television. He has performed for, amongst others, the Rolling Stones, Prince and U2 .
It was here that Michael Flatley and Paul reconnected after 10 years and was so impressed that he created a role for him as principal singer in his most recent dance extravaganza 'Celtic Tiger'. This saw Paul performing in arenas across Europe and North America , including Wembley, and the most famous venue in the world Madison Square Gardens .
After these various career twist and turns Paul is now back doing what he loves best, interpreting great songs and performing them with a passion. He is not just a gifted vocalist and pianist but also a born entertainer. He has a unique gift for connecting with his audience whether it's a packed concert hall or intimate piano bar. "At heart I'm a piano man plain and simple,” says Paul, "It's what I love “ Paul Harrington - ‘ A Collection' was released in 2008 and after a stunning performance on the "Late Late Show" the album entered Ireland's Top 20 reaching number 4
In 2010 an album call “Songs” featuring his unique interpretations of some of the world's best loved songs was released to critical acclaim . This was a live studio album produced by Grammy nominees Chris O’Brien and Graham Murphy, and featured the musical talent of Bill Shanley, Sean Devitt and Tony Molloy.
Paul returns this year with a new live album recorded by Tim Martin at the Sugar Club Dublin and it’s called, “Lights of Home” featuring nine new songs again working with Bill Shanley and Sean Devitt ,Graham Murphy and Adam Taylor.
Although this will be Paul’s first solo album in eight years in recent years he has collaborated on other albums including Christmas album featuring the Whitefriar Street Choir, called ‘O Holy Night’ and a North American - Irish collaboration called ‘Cape Spear’.
For the last four years Paul has has a regular slot on The Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk 106 , his current series is called “The Popular Irish Ballad - a brief history". Paul's radio career also included 5 years with Q102, 2 years with Sunshine Radio duties included presentation, scriptwriting and voiceover.
Throughout his career Paul has made many television appearances on flagship TV shows, variety shows including the very popular “Lyrics Board”. In 2017/18 Paul wrote and presented the documentary “Ireland’s Eurovision Winners” released on DVD also due to air on television.
In 2018 taking a hobby to a professional level, Paul was a guest on the hugely popular TV show “The Restaurant” taking on the role as executive chef where he attained the highest accolade of 5 Star chef awarded by three star Michelin chef Marco Pierre White and celebrity chef Rachel Allen. Throughout his career, Paul has contributed hugely to charity, his work included going to the Sahara Desert to raise funds for Dublin Simon Community, producing and performing charity concerts for organisations including Irish Cancer Society, Haven for Haiti, Console, annually for the Rape Crisis Centre and many others.
Paul has a great interest in developing the arts with young and old people alike. He has worked with Samantha Mumba stage school and has been involved in many local and national projects. Paul was patron of the Arts in the Donahies Community School where he produced shows, developed young talent and introduced many young people to the world of performance.