The one that got away. To Paris...
One of Ireland's coolest and most original artists.
Born and bred in Dublin, Ireland and matured like a fine wine in Paris where he still lives today.
Prolific songwriter, his show is 100% original songs.
Dynamic frontman, actor, singer, songwriter. Guitarist and trombone hero.
Brass and bravura served up with a big helping of the funkiest New Orleans second-line grooves you've ever heard. From Bunk to Monk through Skunk, Junk, Punk and Funk. Anything goes!
Paddy has played in 22 different countries around the world
A tireless performer - Hundreds of gigs every year, as well as studio sessions, theatre performances, voiceover and film work.
He has played, recorded and toured with the likes of Linda Hopkins, Wendell Brunius, Martha Reeves, FFF, Phoenix, Chilly Gonzales, The Hot 8 Brass Band from New Orleans, Bernard Lavilliers, Black Minou, Yarol Poupaud, and Liz McComb. With these various bands Paddy has played headline and mainstage 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 bought up by Apple to open a store. He has since successfully moved to Thursday evenings at Corcorans in La Defense and Friday evenings at Treize Bakery the rue de Medicis, Paris V.
He recently played Estragon in a French language production of Waiting for Godot at the Procenium theater, Paris.
In his famously wild mainly Parisian gigs he has been joined jamming onstage by David Gilmour, John Lord and Ian paice. Woddy Allen's band, The full James Brown band (except not james unfortunately...). Linda Hopkins, Martha Reeves, Jack "L" Lukeman, Liam O'Maonlai and Lisa Lambe to name but a few...