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Beloved Classic Rocker Paul Young Tours With Album, ‘Good Thing,’ And Lives in the Present

By DONNA BALANCIA

With all the talk about classic rock these days, we thought we’d post a video or two by one of our favorite “classics,” the heartthrob British performer Paul Young.  He’s a beloved singer who had success in the 1980s but he’s always looking to the future.

In the 1980s is was simple for Paul Young: Which girl to choose - Photo courtesy Paul Young for EastCoastRocker.com

In the ’80s it was simple for Paul Young: Which girl does he choose? – Photo courtesy Paul Young for EastCoastRocker.com

While here in the U.S., everyone has been paying attention to legacy rockers like The Who, Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan, Paul Young has been quietly doing his own thing and doing it well.

 

He’s got a great TexMex band called Los Pacaminos, with whom he tours all around Europe, and his latest  album, Good Thing, really is a good thing. Check out Good Thing on iTunes.  Paul is headlining the 80s Invasion Tour in Birmingham, England.

And while Paul has fond memories, he told the Express and Star he’s always wanted to get past being typecast into one era.

“I wasn’t (pleased about that) through the ’90s because I felt like that I was still doing creative stuff,” he said.  “I was moving into different styles, so I thought I was still being creative. But now nearly four decades later it doesn’t seem that bad, I have kind of accepted it.”

 

'Good Thing' is Paul Young's latest work - Photo courtesy Paul Young for EastCoastRocker.com

‘Good Thing’ is Paul Young’s latest work – Photo courtesy Paul Young for EastCoastRocker.com

Good Thing is filled with great songs and like a fine wine, Young’s appearance and voice have matured and grown more full and are still appealing as ever. Check out Paul Young’s website.

 

The song “Stay,” and the immensely successful hit he had with his cover of Hall and Oates’ “Every Time You Go Away,” are indellibly inked in the pages of classic pop-rock history.

We were fortunate to catch him when we stumbled into a Paul Young show in NYC in 1984. And in those days he was more like this:

Paul Young has been a favorite performer with whom to share a stage. He has worked with everyone from David Bowie to Elton John and George Michael. And while he may have gone dark in the states, he’s been quietly making a good living as a musician in the U.K. Here’s to hoping he’ll come stateside soon.

Mondo NYC Fest To Be Held Oct. 4-8, Puts Out Call for Musical Performers and Panelists – Apply Here

Fall NYC Festival Seeking Performers

By JOHN DALY

The second Annual Mondo.NYC festival and global business summit of music and tech industry returns to New York City Oct. 4-8, 2017.

Mondo connects fans and creators in a shared mission of empowering artists and advancing ideas in an ever-changing music business.

Mondo NYC is a creative gathering of tech, music and business innovators - Photo courtesy Mondo NYC

Mondo NYC is a creative gathering of tech, music and business innovators – Photo courtesy Mondo NYC

The 2016 debuted three-day business summit and five-night music festival featured more than 160 bands, 1900 conference delegates and more than 220 speakers.

Artists wishing to be considered for showcase performances should apply HERE.

Mondo’s daytime business summit is held in partnership with New York University. Bringing fans, bands, professionals, entrepreneurs, innovators, brands, media and students together in New York City, Mondo.NYC is an opportunity to be at the heart of music, media and technology.

Industry professionals gather at Mondo.NYC to collaborate, educate, discuss, learn and connect through a series of dynamic panel discussions, seminars and keynotes featuring local and global leaders, practitioners and commentators.

Mondo.NYC 2017 from Mondo.NYC on Vimeo.

At night, Mondo.NYC curates and presents a compelling line-up of national and international artists — from the new and emerging to those on the precipice of global success, playing in the music capital of the world, New York City.

Mondo.NYC is proud to partner with quintessential New York City music venue Rockwood Music Hall. Rockwood will be Mondo’s home base for nighttime events and artist showcases.

For more information, check out the Mondo.NYC website.

 

Goldenvoice Announces Lineup for 2nd Panorama Music Festival July 28-30 on Randall’s Island NYC

Tame Impala, Frank Ocean and Nine Inch Nails headline the second annual Panorama Music Festival on Randall’s Island Park July 28-July 30.

Solange, alt-J, and A Tribe Called Quest will also be on hand, along with Future Islands, Justice, MGMT, Nick Murphy, Spoon, Tyler the Creator, Nicolas Jaar, Belle and Sebastian, S U R V I V E, Angel Olsen, Vince Staples, and Cloud Nothings.

For more information go to the Panorama Music Festival website.