"Gilbody captivates and charms both when singing and just talking with the crowd … a kind of deep thought shines through each song.” (5 stars - Broadway Baby)
Edinburgh based singer-songwriter Paul Gilbody was quietly pleased when described by fans as a John Martyn / Jamiroquai cross-breed.
Born and raised in Belfast on a strict diet of Prince and Jimi Hendrix, his fusion of pin-drop delicacy and acoustic groove draws comparisons as diverse as Nick Drake and Jason Mraz.
His 3-track single “Ricochet” received airplay on BBC Radio Scotland and his self-produced EP “Eponymoose” sold out multiple re-pressings at live shows.
As a multi-instrumentalist and session player, he's performed and recorded with many artists. Some shameless name-drops include: KT Tunstall, Horse, Adam Holmes, Alex Cornish and The Jellyman’s Daughter.
He has just finished recording his debut album with legendary producer John Wood and a team of stunning musicians. The record will be released in 2020 and he is currently looking for touring opportunities.
"Expect big things from this clever, talented act." (5 stars - festivaljournal.co.uk)
“armed with a guitar, a Boss RC50 loop station and a considerable amount of talent, Paul Gilbody only needed twenty seconds to change a small crowd of interested punters into a far larger, engaged gig audience. Gilbody’s songs represented thoughtfulness, diversity and arduous ability. His voice, capable of beat-boxing, soft reflective qualities and soaring high notes, filled the Queen's Hall, whilst the diversity of songs allowed Gilbody to show the copious amount of skill he has with a guitar. Expect big things from this clever, talented act. (5 stars)”
“His genre can loosely be classified as alternative rock/folk that divulges into jazz and funk. The lyrics feel genuine and heartfelt, with a rustic charm to them. A funky, funny and friendly musician, Paul Gilbody is dynamic whilst graceful in his performance. (5 stars)”
“Great music and wonderful lyrics. I was totally absorbed from start to finish and could have easily listened to him sing all night.”
— Edinburgh Fringe audience review (2015)