Washington, DC-born and raised R&B sensation, Paul "JusPaul" Spires, is multi-talented singer-songwriter, performer and event host/emcee. He is also the youngest member of legendary, grammy-nominated jazz/funk band, The Blackbyrds, as well as founding member of DC-based rap group, TopShelf Starz.
As the new lead male vocalist with The Blackbyrds, he has performed with the group at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, THEARC WDC (Donald Byrd Tribute Concert), HR-57 Jazz Club (WDC), Blues Alley and many others, and in 2012 toured with The Blackbyrds on their European tour. His performances with TopShelf Starz have included music showcases and festivals throught the DMV as well as other U.S. cities including The Black Family Reunion on the National Mall, WPGC 93.9 music and youth showcases, Diamond Xcel Showcases, and A&R Hookup Tours to name a few.
He can most often be found performing solo, touring and promoting his self-titled mixtape, "JusPaul," released in May, 2014, as well as performing his much sought-after hooks on collaborations with other artists throughout the U.S. JusPaul recently performed at The King of Diamonds (Miami, Florida); SOB's NYC (Faces in the Crowd Showcase); The Howard Theatre (WDC); Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club (The Blackbyrds); and Up and Up Open Mic (JusPaul Jam Session). The JusPaul EP and its hit singles "Red Cups," "Cherry Blossom," and "Too Turnt" have received coverage on several hip hop blogs including The Source.com, EliteDC.com, HipHopSsince1987, World Star Hip Hop and AllHipHop, JusPaul was also recently featured on 93.9 WPGC-FM's "DMV Spotlight" with DJ Mr. Peter Parker.
In addition to performing, JusPaul is also an active host and emcee for many clubs, social, community and nonprofit entities. This multi-talented artist's vocal and musical stylings are unlimited and undefined by generic musical genres -- giving rise to his stage moniker and the only true description that fits -- JusPaul.