Paul Whittall back to musicians
Paul Whittall went to Chethams Music School as a lad and then spent ten years or so in the Manchester Music scene playing with such diverse outfits as Chris Sievey and the Freshies and even a brief rehearsal stint with The Smiths. Specialising as a keyboard player he also plays fretted instruments, harp and bagpipes as well as a number of other winds. A stalwart of the south west folk scene playing with bands such as Porterhouse, Wishounds and for the last ten years or so Goliards. As well as gaining a degree in Music composition from Exeter University, (where he composed his first String Quartet and Oboe Concerto) he is well known for his diversity and eclecticism. Has just released his fifth solo album ‘Little Palaces’ on his own Stars End label as well as creating his show ‘Stroking Bees and Chasing Hares’ he has increasingly moved in the direction of spoken word, culminating in his radio play ‘Playing Cards and Paper Clips’ broadcast for the first time in 2011. 2012 is proving a busy year with the arrival of pirate band, Tricorn Shonkey’ as well as a number if other fledgling projects.