Paul Kawabori
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"Radio and Professional Reviews"

"I've heard a lot of singers in my day. This young man is a standout. He sings, writes music, and is a true musician. Paul gets into the very heart of the lyrics and brings you in with him. Somebody had better grab him and fast!"
- Phyllis Wayne
Bernie Wayne Foundation


"From the first moment I heard Paul sing, I knew I was listening to someone who not only sang with great beauty, but also had the courage to let us see the real person through his music - his heart sings to our hearts. His is a rare talent. Many people can sing, few can sing with his warmth and connection."
- Christopher Walker
Internationaly known Composer, Conducter, and Lecturer


"Paul is a stellar musician, personality and entertainer. I have worked with him professionally - and have seen audiences warm to his music and message. Paul has all it takes to become a major recording artist!"
- Janet Coe, Director of Music Ministries
Mukilteo Presbyterian Church


Music Reviews:

"...the music is superb. Paul's sound is very pure and bounces like beams of light."
- Max Horowitz, Crossover Media


"For his second single, Kawabori takes on this timeless classic from Billy Joel. An enviable task for anyone, that's for sure. Kawabori stays true to the song in many ways with a shimmering vocal, but carefully and tastefully places guitar in the spotlight for the solo. An excellent rendition that even the Piano Man should like."
- Mark LaSpina, FMQB Magazine


"Newcomer Paul Kawabori delivers the goods with Don't Stop Now, a straight-ahead power pop song, that recalls the glory days of the 80ís, with all the sensibilities of present day production techniques. Kawabori's vocals fit the tempo and drive of this song perfectly."
- Mark LaSpina, FMQB Magazine


"When I first heard the song "She's Got A Way", I thought Billy Joel was singing, but Paul can hold his own. And his song "Don't Stop Now" shows off the full range of Paul's vocal talents. I really like both songs."
- Carol Murphy
KIXR Power 104.7 FM
Ponca City, Oklahoma

"Paul brings back the Billy Joel hit "She's Got A Way" with his special touch...a great song to share with that special lady in your life."
- Mike Betten
Program Director, KQCR-KLMJ

"Paul Kawabori's "She's Got A Way" is delivering huge phones in all dayparts for us. Can't wait to hear whats next from this gifted talent."
- Mike Fitzgerald
PD Wild 95

"Paul Kawabori's first single, "Don't Stop Now" had a feeling reminiscent of the Eagles. His new single "She's Got A Way" showcases his voice...it's at once clear yet soulful. It's a great addition to KIQX's playlist.
- Tom Little
KIQX


"Paul Kawabori's music truly moves people. His voice is passionate and powerful.
His songs are melodic and memorable. Paul is clearly an artist destined for a lengthy and meaningful career."

--- Eugene Foley - Foley Entertainment, Inc. - Professional Reviews and Radio Response


Discography

Meant to Be (EP, 2006)
Home for Christmas with Paul Kawabori and Friends (2008)
Island Baby (Single, 2010)
Island Baby (Music Video, 2010)

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A Washington native, Paul spent his early years soloing with the Northwest Boychoir, Issaquah Village Theatre, the Seattle Opera, the Tacoma Opera, and the Seattle Symphony. Later he went on to perform in award-winning choral and vocal jazz ensembles, and lead Seattle Pacific University's contemporary Christian outreach group, Unlimited. Over the last 9 years, honing his skills in Los Angeles, two of Paul's songs reached the top 20 on national radio charts in the Adult Contemporary genre — Don't Stop Now reached number 11 and She's Got a Way hit number 7. A versatile performer, Paul is drawn to music that tells a story, whether it's pop, jazz, gospel, rock, world or classical. He has returned to the Northwest and continues to sing, write and perform music of all types in his own unique style.