2014 has been a good and productive year musically for me. I started the year as I ended it, as the UK’s No.1 and London’s No.1 Spiritual artist at www.reverbnation.com/paulssongsofbelief (in August I would spend a brief spell as No.1 in the World), London’s No.1 Blues artist, No.4 in the UK at www.reverbnation.com/paulrobertthomas and also Israel’s No.1 and Local No.1 Blues artist at www.reverbnation.com/paullyricist. For the first part of the year I continued my weekly residency as a panelist on Juke Box Jury on Liverpool’s Mersey Radio where many of our songs were played as they were on radio stations worldwide from the UK to Las Vegas and New York especially and frequently on Radio Milton Keynes, Venture Radio, Chelsea Radio and Museboat Radio. In 2014 I decided to distance myself from the established U.S., German and UK record companies that I had released some previous albums with and I formed by own net label called ‘Swiss Cottage Recordz’ (www.reverbnation.com/label/swisscottagerecordz) to promote the high number of songs I was helping to create. A lot of my time was employed working with the exceptionally talented Singer Songwriter, composer and actor, Paul Odiase (www.paullyrics.com/lyrics/p-o-p/artist-bio-paul-odiase) on songs in a collaboration we called ‘Les Paul’s’(The Paul’s) for which I established a couple of sites at www.facebook.com/PaulonPaul and at www.reverbnation.com/lespaulsthepauls where we currently stand at No.8 in London’s Alternative song charts. Our ‘Les Paul’s’(The Paul’s) two debut albums were simultaneously released on 31/05/2014, ‘Holy Land Revisited’, that can be listened to at www.paullyrics.com/album/holy-land-revisited and ‘P.O.P.’ that can be heard at www.paullyrics.com/album/p-o-p-paul-on-paul. I would co-release a total of five albums in 2014, the two ‘Les Paul’s'(The Paul’s) albums in May and three more albums in December, the first of these called ‘Going Down Fighting’ with the UK’s Paul Walker was released on 1st December that you can hear at www.paullyrics.com/album/going-fighting-2 and two more albums with ‘Les Paul’s’(The Paul’s) were simultaneously released on 15th December called ‘The House of ill Repute’ that can be heard at www.paullyrics.com/album/house-ill-repute-les-pauls-pauls and ‘My Liverpool Lad’ featuring and introducing RUTH (www.facebook.com/ruth.arbenz) that can be heard at www.paullyrics.com/album/liverpool-lad-les-pauls-pauls. ‘The House of ill Repute’ I consider being my finest co-work to date and is recommended listening! All of my 2014 albums were released through Distrokid (www.distrokid.com) who will send as many of your songs or albums that you submit to them over the course of one calendar year for an annual low fixed price to the major download stores - iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, Beats Music, Rdio, Deezer, and YouTube Music Key. Christmas time heralded the free download we offered of Michigan’s renowned singer songwriter Angela Predhomme and my song ‘Christmas Time with You’ that saw it played 24/7 on a number of radio stations including New York’s Chelsea Radio. I spent some time updating my music website at http://www.paullyrics.com that now includes more than 160 released & unreleased songs, song information and download links as well as over 50+ live concert and promo videos covering a wide range of music genres and the wide range of talented artists around the globe that I have been fortunate enough to have worked with. Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the year and over the years and may the New Year bring us all much love, happiness and good health, Paul:)!
'Going Down Fighting' is our new album with music by Paul Walker & lyrics by me, Paul Robert Thomas. 'Going Down Fighting' is available to download at iTunes, Amazon & all good download stores. You can hear all the songs from our album 'Going Down Fighting' at http://www.paullyrics.com/album/going-fighting-2 - Cheers & all the best, Paul:)!
BE WARNED! I was Number 1 in the UK and London Blues charts for many weeks at www.reverbnation.com/paulrobertthomas. On 7/9/14 I decided to try Reverbnation’s ‘Free’ FanReach Pro for one month after which my intention was to decide not to continue before I had to pay their $19.99 monthly charge which I did, I cancelled the plan a few days ago. 2 days ago I suddenly found that I had been moved from my Number 1 spot to 116! I contacted the Reverbnation Customer Support team & they informed me that they had taken 6,000 fans from me as these had been added under FanReach Pro. When I asked why I had been moved 165 places down the charts, they repeated the same answer. What Reverbnation have done is to punish me for not buying their monthly FanReach Pro programme. I have carefully read their ‘Terms and Conditions’ and nowhere does it state that they can do what they have done and their ‘Customer Support’ team refuse to answer my requests to tell me under which section of their Terms and Conditions they have acted? So before my account is closed by Reverbnation for protesting against their illegal actions just be aware that if you think about trying out their ‘FREE’ offers know what the consequences will most probably be! Thank you and wishing you all the best, Paul
To celebrate the release of our 2 albums ‘Holy Land Revisited’ and ‘P.O.P.’ as well as breaking into the Top 10 in London’s Alternative song chart at http://www.reverbnation.com/lespaulsthepauls we would like to thank you for liking our Facebook page by asking you to chose which song from ‘P.O.P.’ or ‘Holy Land Revisited’ you like the best and we will send it to you as our way of thanking you! Just chose a song from either album by listening to them at http://www.paullyrics.com/album/p-o-p-paul-on-paul or http://www.paullyrics.com/album/holy-land-revisited-2 and then message us on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PaulonPaul telling us the song’s name, your name and your e-mail address and we will send you the song. Only one song per person and please kindly share our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PaulonPaul to your Facebook friends and of course the above offer will apply to them too once they ‘Like’ our Facebook page! Thank you & wishing you all the best from ‘Les Paul’s’ (‘The Paul’s’)!
'Holy Land Revisited' released 30/5/14 - download at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/holy-land-revisited/id884377259?ign-mpt=uo%3D4. 'P.O.P.' released 31/5/14 - download at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/p.o.p./id884790010?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 & http://open.spotify.com/album/4eRKMUaTniOXzMsQtHXm1i. Cheers:)!
4 new videos recently added, the newest being 'Camden Town Blue's, the other 3 - 'Sleep Walking Through The Mist', 'Leo' and 'I Will Return' all from my song writing collaboration called 'Les Paul's' at www.facebook.com/PaulonPaul - Check them out:)!
Orly Vardy & I sent our song 'Child of the Universe' from our album A Million Love Songs to celebrate the birth of George to Prince William and Kate Middleton and Buckingham Palace sent us both a 'Thank You' card:)!
You can download ‘Child of the Universe’ on ‘i-Tunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-million-love-songs/id584121635 and on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AGTXBGA/ref=sr_1_album_5_rd?ie=UTF8&child=B00AGTXDKY&qid=1354675660&sr=1-5 & visit AMLS album profile page at http://acmrecords.com/music-n.php?cmd=view&upc=762521056125
The Video Promo of our popular song 'Moon Dog Blues' from our upcoming album 'P.O.P.' - with music by Paul Odiase and lyrics by Paul Robert Thomas.
The single ‘Moon Dog Blues' is available to download on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Moon-Dog-Blues/dp/B00EB89HME.
All the songs from the album can be heard at http://www.paullyrics.com/album/p-o-p-paul-on-paul.
Thank you & we hope you enjoy the video:)!
The songs from 'Cole Porter's Blues' were released on 15/08/13 on i-Tunes - with lyrics by me, Paul Robert Thomas and with music composed by Michel Ackermann & performed by Michel with his jazz band in his studio, the former HQ of the dreaded East German Secret Police (The STASI)!.
You can download the songs via i-Tunes at itunes.apple.com/th/album/all-the…5962?i=673596076 and all the songs from ‘Cole Porter’s Blues’ can be heard at http://www.paullyrics.com/album/cole-porters-blues.
Thank you & Michel & I hope you like the songs:)!
Please 'Like' our 'Cole Porter's Blues' Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cole-Porters-Blues/126424677375079
Our 5 song EP called ‘Modern Times’ with the songs 'London Rain', ‘Not Waiting for Jesus to Come’, ‘Night After Night’, 'Never Giving Back and ‘Modern Times’ with music by Tony Rees and lyrics by Paul Robert Thomas released on 21/06/13 - Download now on i-Tunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/modern-times-ep/id665708821