‘After 10 years working with artists Loah, Martin Hayes, Fehdah & Ensemble Eriu, supporting Billy Idol, M People, Hiatus Kaiyote, Taylor McFerrin & Thundercat, Paj has gone out on his own in 2019.
In November 2019 Paj released his debut EP Pastel, a 5 track mix of souljazz & modern production which was warmly received, resulting in an invitation to play BBC NI across the line.
“very tasty stuff” - District Magazine
"One of the best EPs released this year" - John Barker
“very soulful” - The Irish Jam
His debut track Friends Confused was placed on Spotify’s editorial playlist 'A breath of Fresh Eire' & Paj was chosen by 2FM for the Play the Picnic stage at Electric Picnic.
Paj toured Europe in 2010, performed in USA & Portugal with subsequent Eurovision Song Contest Winner & Universal Artist Luisa Sobral, and has lived in America, Brazil & West Africa, gaining a world-music influence and he now hosts a world music radio show on Dublin Digital Radio. Members of Paj’s band have performed with Hozier, Wyvern Lingo, Mary Coughlan, Zaska, Nava.
'That is such a great track from Paj who really impressed with his debut single’’ - John Barker 98FM
‘groove is overflowing’…‘one of the most heart wrenching soul vocals in Ireland’’ - Remy
‘you’ve probably heard Paddy Groenland (Paj) perform without realising it’….‘a step out from the shadows to the forefront for his debut single’ - Peter Curtin - RTE2XFM
Paj released an a solo instrumental EP in 2016 under his own name, Paddy Groenland, well received by Nialler9: "As a musician with Ensemble Eriu, RiZa and Fehdah, Groenland is no stranger to global sounds and new ways of using them. The lead track on his new Nativism EP (“a reference to the current global struggle for identity and ownership”), is a beautiful guitar piece that has an African, jazz, blues and folk in its DNA." - Nialler 9