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Sounds of Summer

MARCH 26, 2012

FIVE TALENTED LADIES, SINGER/SONGWRITERS/ENTERTAINERS

SOUTHERN BELLES

PAULA GOMEZ Born in the City of Chiclana close to Cadiz in Southern Spain. Studied Viola and music in Conservatory of Music ,Cadiz Studied and performed at Cadiz University Jazz Club She has a passion for Blues, through her father,a Blues guitarist and aficionado of Blues music. Paula has played sold out shows in Teatro Moderno Chiclana,Sala Le Grand, La Alameda (2.000 people) Sala Malandar Sevilla Performed with her band at Clonakiltys first Waterfront Festival, Lee delta Blues Club,Old Oak.,De Barras and Shanleys. Hosted a regular Thursday session in Shanleys Music bar. Played in 2011 Guitar Festival in Clonakilty. Performed at Cork Jazz festival as a guest of Paddy Sherlock.

It is Sunday March 25th, the sun shining and spring flowers are brightening up the streets of Clonakilty. A long leisurely lunch and then off to De Barras.. We arrive in De Barras bar, there is a nice buzz about the place and the good humoured bar staff advise us that there is live music starting at nine thirty if we are interested. So live music it is, advertised as Southern Belles the publicity tells us that there are five local Singer Songwriters performing, we get the drinks in and find a seat in a fairly busy Folk club at the rear of the premises, lots of chat as people keep arriving and the place fills up. The lights dim and a young girl takes to the stage, she introduces herself as Paula Gómez and welcomes us all to a night of music with herself and her friends. We are totally taken aback by the powerful voice and amazing songs as she plays three self penned tunes, next we are treated to the songs and spirited performance of the youngest member of this troupe Eve Clague, with a collection of tunes in a different style, already a great night out for sure. After Eve, we are introduced to another talented performer Míde Houlihan, another style, strident powerful and full of energy with songs to match. Christine Deady is next to take the stage, relaxed confident she takes us on a journey through her set of excellent songs , with a stage presence that captivates, and, then just to take us on a further journey, the softly spoken Paula Kingston arrives to the stage and proceeds to absolutely charm everybody with some beautifully crafted songs, full of stories, and a voice which captures every nuance of the emotions present. So,happy with the night, then reappears young Miss Gómez, thanking her friends, the crew and all of us for attending and proceeds to sing five more fantastic tunes, each one full of melody, a voice that draws on the depth and richness of her Blues influences. I can only hope to be lucky enough to see this show again !! Info:

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Paula has appeared on several Spanish TV shows and has worked as a presenter. Currently, Paula is completing a course in Music Management & Sound at Scoil Stiofán Naofa,Cork. Every Tuesday night Paula presents a singer/songwriters showcase in L’Atitude51 formerly The Lobby Bar,Cork. Over the next few months working on recording new material with producer Bill Shanley @ Cauldron Studios,Dublin

The lights dim and a young girl takes to the stage, she introduces herself as Paula Gómez and welcomes us all to a night of music with herself and her friends.

Every Tuesday night Paula presents a singer/songwriters showcase in L’Atitude51 formerly The Lobby Bar,Cork.

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