Paj is a world/soul singer from Dublin now out on his own after 10 years industry experience as a backing singer & guitarist. He has shared the stage with Billy Idol, M People, Grammy nominees Hiatus Kaiyote, Taylor McFerrin & Thundercat as guitarist & vocalist for Loah, Fehdah, and currently Ensemble Eriu (Award winning trad group and collaborators with Martin Hayes of The Gloaming).
Leading his band, Paj was chosen by 2FM for the Play the Picnic stage at 2018’s Electric Picnic. His debut track Friends Confused was placed 10 out of 50 songs on Spotify’s Irish playlist 'A breath of Fresh Eire'.
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
‘Golden-throated, blue-eyed Dublin soul singer’ - Broadsheet.ie
‘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
|18 Jul 2019||20:00||Sin E, 14 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 1||Paj @ Crystal Skull finals|
|2 Aug 2019||20:00||The Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1||Paj solo supporting Justine Nantale|
|12 Aug 2019||20:00||The Workman's Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2||Paj plays WeBloom w/ CC Brez|