Paddy Sherlock

          & the


Funky Punky Swing with New Orleans and Irish Street grooves

"Paddy Sherlock - Jazz mais pas casse-burnes"
       ("Jazz - but but not the sort to break your balls")

                                                    Rock & Folk Magazine - France.


ALL gigs are cancelled for the moment but you can still see Paddy

doing his "Daily Homemade Mini-Concert" on his Facebook Artist page

at 4pm Paris time - 3pm Irish and British time. Monday 6th April

He is already on his 50th daily gig !!!
Tune in LIVE at


Paddy has launched a Crowdfunding campaign - Check out this video ----->

for his brand new album. All original songs - A real change in direction.
Much more singer-songwriter and less jazzy album - Just for ta change.

Produced by Brisa Roché.   If you want to help out, Participate in its creation. Please click this link :


Full of humor and exploding with energy... Paddy set the house on fire… Surprising firstly because of his young audience, students… A show that delights. Smoking and swinging… The first few meters in front of the stage are filled with dancers. A return to the source of Jazz. A show that is full of life and therefore full of surprises.
(JAZZHOT MAGAZINE - Translated from French)s

Showman bursting with energy, a charming Zebedee. facetious crooner, Solid trombonist.

Original songs interpreted with a real actors talent (He is also an actor).

All that to say a fabulous party of a night with dancers,

people clapping their hands and a Paddy Sherlock always attentive to his female audience members

(who are attentive back to him).
We'll have another one for the road with pleasure. 

(JP Jazzhot Magazine - Translated from French)

"I was happy to be present at a gig that nestles comfortably in my greatest ever gigs basket...
...The best entertainer I have seen for a long while…"
(Shay Healy- RTE)
Jazz, Swing, Insolence"
 (A Nous Paris magazine)
"Fantastic trombonist and singer Paddy Sherlock took over the beautiful stage for a completely crazy evening. Made up entirely of his brand new original songs - some of which had never been played in public before but are part of his new album «Babe our Love Is

Here to stay», «Going Down Dancing», «You're too Good to be True» and «Girl From Union Hall».
The club is full and the audience, for the whole of the three sets, is completely mesmerized by the presence onstage and sometimes in the audience of Paddy who puts himself through his paces mixing Jazz, Rock n Roll and Rhythm n Blues depending on his musical mood. The enthusiasm of his numerous fans is contagious and time flies by at an incredible pace to finally bring us to the end of a devilishly memorable evening.

(Jazz Hot Magazine - Translated from French)




"I was happy to be present at a gig that nestles comfortably in my greatest ever gigs basket.
Paddy Sherlock did a straight through 2 hours gig and it was a model of a well thought out repertoire

that took us on journey from St. James Infirmary to Raglan Road.
Paddy has lived in Paris for the past thirty years, fronting a six man band of Rabelaisian Irish and French characters,

so he knows his trade...
Paddy plays trombone that acts as punctuation and percussion - The best entertainer I have seen for a long while…"

(Shay Healy - RTE Superstar)


"Paddy Sherlock sings of life, love, long nights and revolution and manages to sound like he's lived every minute of it."  

(Dubliner Magazine)

"Best recent show you’ve seen and what you enjoyed about it:"- "Paddy Sherlock, in Shanley’s bar in Clonakilty recently. Paddy is a trombone player and a great singer, from Dublin, and has been living and playing in Paris for the last 30 years. He had the whole audience in the palm of his hand and the atmosphere was electric."

(Mary Black - Irish Singer)

"You fellows really swing... It's very slick and sophisticated... Absolutely fantastic!

Paddy Sherlock - terrific!"   

Paddy Sherlock, The Man With The Trombone. Paddy Sherlock is Irish, Jazzman, singer and exceptional showman.

Combining these four qualities is quite rare and as always with excellent accompaniment in Paris.
If the Saint Germain nights are still Hot, it’s in part thanks to him who blows again and again on the embers of the clubs he is invited to play.
And not many can maintain this myth with such charm and conviction. In his biggest concerts we see him also with FFF and
Black Minou, Yarol Poupaud which proves him to be irreplaceable.
And to share his passion with the Parisian public he even writes excellent songs in French!
Swing for ever!

(Laurent Bachet - Studio Raspail - Translated from French).


I just love Paddy’s songs and musicians and music and energy… so when he told me he can also do weddings….!!! I just dream about asking him for mine. Their concert was just as perfect as we expected: fun, loving, true, positive! People still talk about this!

(Emily Callens)

Wedding Testimonials:

"Paddy and his band absolutely lit up our wedding reception in the wilds of Co. Donegal in March 2018. A super confident, creative, accomplished AND soulful performance - they immediately energized the whole room and magnetized the crowd to the dance floor. Paddy and his band excel at what they do."




"We had the good fortune to see Paddy and his band in France, where they gave a wonderful performance, and so when we got engaged ourselves, I was certain that they were the band we would ideally have at our big day. Thankfully, he was able to make it work and they travelled to Donegal to play. They were very professional, made everything very easy for us, and most importantly, got everyone up on the dance floor immediately and managed to maintain that momentum all the way through the evening. Anyone I've met since that has spoken of the wedding still mentions how much they enjoyed the music, and that says it all for me, since a major portion of our guests are musicians themselves. I couldn't recommend Paddy Sherlock and his band enough. They were exactly what we hoped for, no fuss, plenty fun."

(S. Cullen) 


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Prolific songwriter, his show is 100% original songs.


     Dynamic frontman, actor, singer, songwriter and trombone hero,

Paddy was born and bred in Dublin, Ireland but at a young age headed off in search of adventure to Paris, becoming part of the Paris scene and Paris becoming part of him...


     Paddy has played in 22 different countries around the world.

     In Paris he now leads his own band of Rabelaisian Irish and French characters. 

Brass and bravura served up with a big helping of the funkiest New Orleans second-line grooves you've ever heard all through the lens of Irish music.

From Bunk to Monk through Skunk, Junk, Punk and Funk. Anything goes!

     Paddy's band have played, Ascona Jazz Fest', Cork Jazz Fest, Breda Jazz Fest, Nice Jazz Fest, City of Derry Jazz Fest, Facebook summer party in Dublin, Google X-mas party in Dublin, Belfast Cathedral Quarter Fest, Monaghan Blues Fest', Jazz Cafe Montparnasse in Paris, Jazz Club Etoile,  On a private yacht on the Hudson River, Irish embassy in Dar es Salaam , Farmleigh House Dublin, Irish cultural center Paris, Czech cultural center Paris, the Jazz en Mer cruise 2020, 

     A tireless performer - Hundreds of gigs every year - Studio sessions, theater performances, voiceover and film work.

     Paddy has played, recorded and toured with the likes of Linda Hopkins, Martha Reeves, Wendell Brunius, FFF, Phoenix, Chilly Gonzales, The Hot 8 Brass Band from New Orleans, Kirk Joseph, Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou, Bernard Lavilliers, Brisa Roché, Black Minou and Liz McComb. With these bands he has played headline and main stage at the biggest festivals worldwide - Glastonbury, Paleofestival, Transmusicale de Rennes, Francofolies, Montreal Jazz fest, Lincon center NY, Kennedy center Washington DC, Barbican London, Pinkpop, Pukkelpop, Sonar Barcelona and Roskilde just to name a few.

     He played, wrote and recorded the Charlie Hebdo magazine X-mas album and he organised the music, played and sang at the paper's editor Stéphane Charbonniers' (Charb) funeral after the Charlie attack in 2015.

     One of his songs (Ooh là là Paddy"), sung with Brisa Roché, was recently used in the soundtrack of a major Hollywood movie ("Behaving Badly "directed by Tim Garrick with Selena Gomez).

     He played the longest running Gig ever in modern Paris history, 20 packed out years at The Coolin, St Germain before the venue was sold and turned into an Apple Store. He has since successfully moved to Sunday Evenings at The Pub Saint Germain - Only a stones throw from the old Coolin (Concert on hold for the moment due to Covid lock down). 

     A favorite musicians musician, in his famously wild Parisian gigs he has been joined jamming onstage by David Gilmour, John Lord and Ian paice. Woody Allen's band, The full James Brown band (except not james unfortunately...),  Martha Reeves,

Jack "L" Lukeman, Yarol Poupaud, Brisa Roché, "Little Ellen" Birath, Liam O'Maonlai and Lisa Lambe to name but a few...



For enquiries please contact our official agents according to region

where you are organising your event :


Ireland & World - Mark Downing - AMA Music 

 Tel: +353 1 - 201 - 3660


UK & Northern Ireland - Nigel Martyn

Office + 44 75 45020938 - Mobile + 44 75 45  020938


France et monde Francophone - A toute de suite productions

Tel: + 33 6 12 86 48 41


Russia and Eastern Europe - Vladimir Arkhipov 


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