Photo by Colin Shanahan @DigicolMedia
Everything Paul J Bolger has done since entering the entertainment industry in the late 1980s has been from the heart. Whether it was lending his drawing, directing and design skills to films, books and graphic novels, the visual arts or writing, recording and performing his songs, he is a consummate creator.
Since returning to writing and recording his original songs Paul has released a limited edition EP called The Start Of It in 2018 for which he also and directed a promo videos for most of the songs, Paul has released two albums.
The first of which was recorded in Canada, Ireland and New York with producer Hugh Christopher Brown and was released on Canadian recording label Wolfe Island Records in summer 2020. It garnered great critical success with the UK's RnR Magazine saying its songs "swim inside your head like digitally animated fish".
The follow up album Hard Truth was recorded in Ireland with producer Dave Molloy and released on April 29th, 2022 to further great acclaim.
What they are saying about Hard Truth -
"...think of Paul Brady and Jackie Leven and you're in the ballpark!" RnR Magazine ****
“In my collection, it’s going to sit on the shelf with Paul Weller, Ryan Adams and Lucinda Williams…. and I think it will be very comfortable there.” Rocking Magpie
“The rave reviews for Hard Truth are well deserved. Paul Bolger has put together a brilliant rock album. Do yourself a favour...play it and play it loud…” Barry Devlin (Horslips)
A previously unreleased EP Peacemaker was released on June 8th, 2023. Containing four never before heard songs the collection will be a soft bridge to Paul's third album Beware Of Trains which is set for release in late 2023.
Recorded in Nashville with renowned guitarist/producer Steve Dawson at Henhouse Studios the record features David Jacques (John Prine, Emmylou Harris) and drummer/percussionist Jamie Dick (Rhiannon Giddens, Pam Tillis, Alison Russell) and vocalist Siobhán Maher-Kennedy (River City People, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams)
To hear PJB's music go to pauljbolger.bandcamp.com
You can buy CD's, Vinyl and cassettes from there or on our webshop (see SHOP link above left)