Discerning UK soul folk know all about genial London-based soulster DAPAUL. DAPAUL’s musical roots are in gospel music but in the 1990s he moved onto the secular circuit and was soon in demand as a session singer working with people like Eternal, Cleopatra, Alex O’Neal, Jhelisa, Kloud 9 and Gabrielle.
In 2013 DAPAUL delivered his debut album – the acclaimed ‘Soulful Spirit’. The title cut and the lovely ‘She’s So Entertaining’ became mainstays on the best soul stations while the more up-tempo ‘Let Me Go’ saw plenty of dance floor action on the modern soul scene.
DAPAUL’s currently putting the finishing touches to his second long player. Set for April 2016 release , the album will be called ‘LONDON TOWN’ but in the meantime the album’s title tune will released as a single at the start of December. The timing couldn’t be better ‘cos the soulful dancer has a lovely Christmas feel to it. Yes, we’ve got jingle bells (very tasteful though) and a lyric that chimes with the sentiments of the season. In essence the song is a heartfelt homage to the city that DAPAUL knows and loves. In some ways it carries much the same message as Light Of The World’s classic of the same name. Both songs are full of positive optimism and celebrate the city’s diversity and community spirit – things especially important to remember at Christmas.
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