PAULjBOLGER is what some would call a "Renaissance Man", even if mentioning that makes him feel a tad self conscious.
Everything PjB has done since turning professional in the late 1980's has been from the heart. Whether it was lending his drawing, directing and design skills to films, books and graphic novels or writing, recording and performing his songs PjB is a consummate creator, but don't take our word for it.
His last record, The Moss House, was released in the 1990's to critical acclaim with Ireland's go to music magazine Hot Press rating it 8/10.
After a long break from recording his music, where he spent the years making movies and writing and drawing graphic novels and other books, PjB's return to releasing music continues his roots fuelled journey. With a style of song Barry Devlin and Jim Lockhart of Celtic Rock legends Horslips have termed Bog Gothic, a genre Paul is happy to embrace and propagate, he has two albums set for release in 2020! Like a Dublin bus you wait for ages and then two show up at the same time, full to the brim.
Paul has opened for Horslips twice in 2019 and will do again in 2020 when they play his hometown of Waterford, Ireland around St. Patrick's Day. PJB is now working on turning 2020 into a solid return to performing.
Paul's most recent release, the limited edition The Start Of It EP released at the tail end of 2018 was produced by Dave Molloy in Armagh. It features some stellar playing from Dave on guitars, Ronnie O’Flynn (bass), Michael Black (drums & percussion) and Cathleen Flynn (piano). It was mixed and mastered by Frankie McClay at Einstein Studios, Antrim. All the songs were written by PjB with Dave Molloy.
Using his filmmaking experience Paul also directed videos for each song starring Waterford based actor Michael Power and dancer Bonnie Boux. The videos were co-produced by Paul and Stephen Butler for PillarStone Productions.
The EP is available to stream, download and buy at - http://bit.do/pjb-songlink
CD's are available in select music stores around Ireland and via mail order from https://pauljbolger.bandcamp.com
Excitement is building here are PjB HQ for Paul's new self titled album, a collection of 8 new songs which was produced by Hugh Christopher Brown and will be released on Wolfe Island Records in Spring 2020.
More news on that in the new year!