Paul Liddell is a tireless working musician/singer/songwriter/recording artist hailing from North East of England. He tours continually around the UK and I was reminded of his brilliance recently when he headlined one of our series of folking live concerts in Bracknell, Berkshire, UK.

Liddell’s forthcoming album ‘Milestones  And Motorways’, (due to be released on June 27) is a fiercely independent release in the troubadour style.

Milestones  And Motorways builds on the standard laid down on his previous release ‘Help Yourself Float’ from which the track ‘Ghost Car’ shown in the video below was taken.

The new album Milestones And Motorways takes in themes of self doubt, anger, conflict and resolution. Personal politics aren’t shied away from, but the overriding feeling isn’t that of a rant, but more of a personal exploration. Flavours of Neil Young and Jeff Buckley can be heard with some tracks reminded me vocally of a Seth Lakeman style of delivery.

Paul is an experienced live performer with an unstoppable work ethic, clocking up on average 20 gigs a month both solo and with his band ‘Delphians’ . Live, his singularly unique voice and unpretentious delivery combine with the use of live sampling, acoustic guitar percussion and layered vocal harmonies to provide a great platform for his wonderful songs to shine. Paul has also toured in Europe andAmerica.

Other artists Paul has shared billing with include Beth Rowley, Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze), Karine Polwart, Polly Paulusma, Kathryn Tickell, Nick Harper, Nerina Pallot, Billy Bragg and Florence And The Machine.

Other notable achievements include making it through to the final 10 of Q Magazine’s Glastonbury competition, being named as the hardest working, most gigging songwriter of 2010 by the PRS, and selling over 3000 albums and EPs solely at live performances.

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