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Paul Melia

Alternative // The Clouds, Sligo

Paul Melia releases his debut album Hold Onto The Colours in 2013. The album title is a direct reference to the colourful world of sound through synesthesia which Paul inhabits.
The album was written, produced,arranged including orchestral arrangements by Paull.Drum duites were handled by Johnny Boyle(The Frames,Picturehouse,Pugwash).It was recorded in various places including Pulse Studios,(Dublin), Paul’s own Studio and the Orchestra was recorded with the Malmo Symphonic Orchestra in Sweden. Artwork duites were by James Marsh.James is most well known for his superb Talk Talk album sleeves. Talk Talk are without a doubt a major influence so it was a special moment for Paul when James came on board for this project..Hold Onto The Colours was mastered by Jon Astley(Tori Amos,Tears For Fears,George Harrison).

The album features a wide gamut from classical, rock, jazz, world,pop to experimental music.Paul has played various places including Electric Picnic,Whelans,Sugar Club,Grand Social and more.

Dublin Concerts-An excellent debut album.The album is a beautiful combination of keyboard based indie pop rock with an incredible string section.

Classic Pop Magazine-There's no doubting Melia's Talent,Hold Onto The Colours is awash with Coldplay-esque piano riffs,clever string sections and childrens choir.Watch This Space

Irish Independent-Trying to catogorize Paul Melia is a fools errand.

File Under Good Music-A superb debut album well worth listening to again, and again and again.

Swearimnotpaul-‘Miss You’ is so much better arranged and composed than 99% of the rest of music out there.The single from the young Irishman is made better by the fantastic soaring chorus, outdoing Chris Martin’s finest crescendos.