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Sun 27th Nov 2022

Whelan’s Upstairs

Despite decades of making pioneering electro pop and synth wave music ‘Life On Earth’ is the first full length album from Irish music artist and agent provocateur Paul Quin.

This record has been 2.5 years in the making. The theme of outsiderhood informs many of the narratives of ordinary lives with all their joy and sadness, that imbue both words and music .

But it’s not all despair!

Quin’s trademarked sonorous lead vocals and multi layered harmonies take centre stage in the storytelling, enveloped in swirling analogue synths, beats, live strings and stirring choruses you will not forget easily.

This a huge creative undertaking for Quin who has masterminded the whole project from start to finish, from the songwriting and arranging, to the musicians, the styling and creative decisions regarding the music videos, photography and locations which are the hallmarks of this unique project.

Co-writer, co-producer and old friend Aidan Casserly (Empire State Human, Sebastian and the dream) came on board at the start and as writing and recording developed developed a host of other producers and musicians became involved including producer and engineer Greg Malocca (AIS, Miles Graham), String Arranger Simon Quigley, Violinist Katherine Atkinson and Pianist Rónan Johnston.

With three singles preceding this release, all of which have had tremendous support from radio in Ireland, UK, Europe and Canada and have received huge media praise, the stage is now set for the ‘Life On Earth’ album launch showcase at the iconic Pepper Canister Church in Dublin on Saturday June 11th where Paul Quin will be joined onstage by a number of very special guests.

Album opener and most recent single ‘Everything I Loved I Lost That Day’ has been a Hot Press magazine video premiere, a single of the week (Ceol Anocht KCLR FM) and a Radio Indie Alliance Charts number one single.
Previous single ‘Be Yourself Girl’, which received a glowing endorsement from human rights activist Peter Tatchell is now back in the charts at number three in the Indie Alliance charts.

Paul Quin is now working on a new EP with legendary UK music producer Mark Saunders (David Bowie, The Cure, Human League, Dexy’s and Tricky). Candyfloss & Lucozade is set to be released this winter 2022.
He is collaborating with former members of Republic Of Loose and Royseven plus a project with multi-instrumentalist Colm Key who is one half of emerging Waterford duo Frozen Stares.

Now with a full band around him, Paul is transforming his sound once again and embarking on a serious of live shows first of which is Whelan’s Upstairs Sunday November 27 2022.


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€12 available online from Whelan’s.

– 50c per ticket service charge applies. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.


Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best (€5 cover charge), plus Late Bar.