A jet set lifestyle for city singer Paul

Singer Paul Pashley
Singer Paul Pashley

Sheffield-born singer Paul Pashley certainly has a glamour-packed life these days, performing to corporate audiences in a job that takes him around the world.

Last week, for instance, Manchester United flew him out to Los Angeles to perform at a function for their VIPs and affiliates.

He appeared there on the same stage as musician will.i.am, who was manning the DJ decks.

He grabbed a selfie with the judge of TV talent show The Voice, which Paul appeared on a year ago (Paul was not chosen to continue but will.i.am did say he had a “terrific voice”).

The football club fly Paul all over the world for their VIP sessions and he also sang at the golden wedding anniversary of Alex Ferguson and his wife Cathy.

Not bad for a lad from Arbourthorne.

This weekend Paul is back on home turf, performing on Sunday night at a charity event at Sheffield City Hall.

He’s also working on an EP with songwriter and Lords of Flatbush frontman Steve Edwards and Martin Smith at Mu Studios in Abbeydale Road.

Paul and Steve have written some songs together.

Paul, who appears with bands ranging from three to 17 players, has up to now based his sound around jazz and swing music.

He decided to change things around a little after realising that it’s a crowded field, with popular singers like Michael Buble and Gregory Porter in demand.

He describes the music on the EP as “classic contemporary songs”.

Sunday’s show is in aid of Sincere Support, a charity that provides financial and emotional help to the families of sick children in hospital or who those who have lost a child.

For tickets, email beverley@sinceresupport.com or call 07855 770 782.