Paul Diello
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Paul Diello

Brighton, England, United Kingdom

Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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"The last green bottle"

An experienced performer, Brighton-based Diello has a beautifully smooth controlled, haunting voice, particualarly so in his higher range. - Acoustic Magazine


"Paul Diello"

"Paul Diello – has been compared to Eddie Izzard and Anthony and The Johnsons; that gives you a rough compass direction but Paul is actually entirely unique. He posses a stunning vocal and song writing talent that has brought him a whole raft of fans many of whom have fallen in love with him via his self released debut album “The Last Green Bottle." Hear his contribution to the SolarAid Compilation, you will not be disappointed" - The big chill


"Paul Diello- album launch"

"From the minute he walks onto stage, Paul engages you in his world of torment and wonder. His ability to juxtapose his haunting ‘Antony and the Johnsons-esque’ voice with a performance akin to Eddie Izzard is refreshing and original. During his Brighton album launch there were moments of sheer genius with each track providing something different for the audience, whether it be heart-rending raw emotion or rhythms that course through your body and make you get up and dance. Paul Diello is simply breathtaking – a must-see artist for 2009." - Briggy Smale


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Paul Diello

"An experienced performer, Brighton-based Diello has a beautifully smooth controlled, haunting voice."
(Kate Lewis - ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE - Sept 2009)

You may experience him solo, with just his Keyboard, or joined by his musical friends enriching the sound with harmonies, guitars, violin, saxophone and percussion.

"Paul Diello – has been compared to Eddie Izzard and Anthony and The Johnsons, that gives you a rough compass direction but Paul is actually entirely unique. He posses a stunning vocal and song writing talent that has brought him a whole raft of fans many of whom have fallen in love with him via his self released debut album “The Last Green Bottle’. Hear his contribution to the SolarAid Compilation, you will not be disappointed" ( Eugenie Arrowsmith - THE BIG CHILL - July 2009)

"From the minute he walks onto stage, Paul engages you in his world of torment and wonder. His ability to juxtapose his haunting ‘Antony and the Johnsons-esque’ voice with a performance akin to Eddie Izzard is refreshing and original. During his Brighton album launch there were moments of sheer genius with each track providing something different for the audience, whether it be heart-rending raw emotion or rhythms that course through your body and make you get up and dance. Paul Diello is simply breathtaking – a must-see artist for 2009." (BRIGGY SMALE, TV & Radio Presenter - May 2009)

" Paul Diello is indeed one of Brighton’s special treasures: Creating a buzz wherever he plays I’ve no doubt he will be whisked onward and upward at any moment ... Paul opened with an enchanting solo performance of his uniquely haunting interpretation of 'Call The Shots'... Following the evenings only cover he was then joined by his talented musical friend’s for a truly outstanding and original set to launch the EP from his forthcoming album…" (Ele Berrie, Producer, Absolute Internet TV - Feb 09)

Paul Diello started performing in 1999 with acoustic covers threesome ‘Hessian Drape’.
Soon after, he and his brother Mike were picked up by the rock band 'Porcelain’.

A year or so later they formed their own band using original material, having both written since they were young.

'Shiseido Red’ started life as a rock band, but as time went on they decided their true sound was at its best acoustically. The brothers became renowned for their close harmonies and rhythmic and melodic style around Brighton and London: Venues including: The Komedia, Concorde 2, Joogleberry Playhouse; The Borderline, Camden Barfly and The Troubadour.

They also performed at various festivals and gave numerous live radio interviews and performances. One of Paul’s most memorable Shiseido highlights was supporting 'Texas' to a crowd of over 5,000 up at the Castle for the Arundel Festival.

He has also enjoyed playing in some of the most exciting cities in the world, particularly Sydney, New York and Paris.

In 2007, classically trained violinist Tessa Gilles joined them, adding her own haunting and delicate vibe:

In June 2008 Mike had to depart from ‘Shiseido Red’ due to other commitments but Paul, being inspired by and drawing comparison to amongst others, the likes of Tori Amos and Rufus Wainwright continued to write songs on piano and keyboard.

He now performs under his own name around old and new haunts, backed by a talented bunch of musician friends he has acquired along the way. Sometimes beginning with just his keyboard Paul progressively invites his musical friends to join him throughout the set, making for a varied and engaging experience for his audience.

Currently self managed and unsigned, but with a great team behind him, Paul has recently completed his first solo album,

‘The Last Green Bottle’. Following a hugely popular launch to a sell out crowd at The Latest Bar, Brighton in April Paul went on to successfully stage The London Launch, held at The Troubadour, Earls Court in July.

In August he popped up to Herefordshire for a set on the Solar Aid Buskers Tent at the BIG CHILL festival and had an amazing time. "Our stage was up a hill and we could see the whole festival and the sun was beating down, it was really magical."

Paul is honoured to have had a track from his album chosen for the Big Chill, SolarAid complilation CD - (Crime Scene)

At the end of August Paul flew up to play the last night of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the Assembly Rooms;
which was another great experience.

His recent local Autumn event 'A Night with Paul Diello and Friends' was a sell out success. at
"YOU WERE FANTASTIC AS EVER - I HAD A BALL It was a lovely, lovely evening " Briggy Smales - Host

"IT WAS AN AMAZING NIGHT, you're a pleasure to work with" Claire - Kong Promotions

The Album is available from gigs, online from this website & at Rounders Records store, Brighton.

www.pauldiello.com & www.myspace.com/pauldiellomusic pauldiellomusic@ymail.com