DI 30. August 2016
Paul Armfield (UK)
Big, burly and bearded he may be but there’s nothing brusque or ham-fisted about Paul Armfield. His songs, like his persona, are warm and engaging with a lovingly lyrical twist framed by catchy melodies and a gentle musicianship of the highest order.
Hailing from the Isle of Wight and equipped with a voice that could make The Needles crumble Caitlin Moran described his music as ‘warm and toasty as Christmas morning’ and his songs have been admired by such songwriting heavyweights as Guy Garvey and Chris Difford.
Owing as much to the French chansonniers as he does English balladeers and American troubadours, with just an acoustic guitar Paul can enchant even the rowdiest of crowds with his golden voice and commanding stage presence, and if that doesn’t work his virtuosic saw playing will.
His sixth and most recent album ‘Found’ is a suite of songs inspired by a collection of photographs found in the flea-markets of Berlin.
Paul is currently working on several collaborative projects, performing regular solo shows around the UK and mainland Europe, writing and recording songs for his monthly Friends Society subscriptions service and running workshops on songwriting for all ages.