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"Trish MS Research Foundation Ball"

Dear Paul,
Roy and I are personally extremely grateful for your significant and professional contribution to the success of the Trish Foundation’s Crystal Ball – A brighter future for people with MS.

On behalf of the Board of the Trish Multiple Sclerosis Research Foundation, people who are suffering from this debilitating disease and Australia’s dedicated MS researchers,
our heartfelt gratitude Paul. We have had a tremendous amount of positive and glowing feed-back and we really
appreciate all the time, effort and expertise you all put into the absolutely fantastic segment The Shuffle Kings and friends. There were literally dozens upon dozens of wonderful comments about the very special music you all provided in entertaining our guests Paul. We are truly indebted to all of you for your professional contribution to the success of our Ball and for your
enormous skills, talent and expertise. You all really lifted the profile of our Crystal Ball Paul and provided such magnificent entertainment for our guests.

Roy is still working on the figures, so is yet to determine how much was raised at our Crystal Ball. However, the funds raised at our Crystal Ball to assist Australia’s scientists find the cure for MS will enable us to pass $1.6 million raised for research and we are VERY, VERY grateful for your very significant and professional contribution Paul.

It is heartening to know that the Trish Foundation is making such a significant contribution to MS research in Australia, but we can’t do that without support and Paul, we truly appreciate your absolutely magnificent and professional support in providing such brilliant entertainment for our guests.

With multiple sclerosis increasing in prevalence at a frightening rate we are determined to continue to pursue our goal. We are passionate about saving others from all Trish endured. We thought Graham Tribe’s words, “I think we are all looking for confidence these days and the Trish Foundation has been a pioneer in Australia for the hope and confidence that MS can be solved” were inspiring for everyone at our Ball.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Paul to you and your fellow musicians for your very special and professional contribution to the success of our Crystal Ball as we strive to deliver Freedom from MS. We really are very, very grateful.

Best wishes,


Carol Langsford
Chairman
Trish Multiple Sclerosis Research Foundation
October 2008
- Carol Langsford (Chairman)


Discography

1.1984 The Milky Bar Kids, released the single " Flaming Star/If You Remember," from the compilation album " Regular Rockabilly."
2.1987 Co-writing music with Ernie Dingo for Austentayshus. " Highway Corroboree" single & film clip (made top ten in Brisbane).
3. 1987 Performing & recording the original song
" I Hate To See You Cry" for the motion picture "Tender Hooks." Directed by Mary Callahan, starring Jo Kennedy & Nique Needles.
4. 1988 Placed the song “Happy “with The Happening Thang, Andrew Travers second album. Placed the song “Goodbye” with Andrew Clermont, album “The Sessions."
5. 1991 Co-wrote the comedy song “The Theme from the Magnificent Steven,” with John Williamson & fiddle player Pixie Jenkins.
6.(To be continued)

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Paul Robert Burton is a Multi-tasking,
Multi-instrumentalist,Singer/Songwriter/Producer &
Sound Engineer that performs a highly eclectic repertoire of originals and unusual traditional musical pieces. Best described as a “one man band”, his music reflects an interesting creative blend of Blues, Celtic, Rockabilly, Gypsy, Middle Eastern, Gospel, Bluegrass, Swing, Jazz & Folk Rock influences.

Paul has been a professional musician for 25 years with an extensive list of musical credits. Beginning his career as a session double bass player, Paul has performed with Elvis Presley’s original drummer D J Fontana, James Brown’s original Drummer Toni Cooke. He has also worked in various capacities in Australia as both a performing musician/ manager/ producer & sound engineer with:

John Williamson, Jimmy Barnes, Phil Emmanuel, Felicity Urqhart, Doug Mulray, Nathan Cavaleri, Kevin Borich, Pete Wells (guitarist Rose Tattoo), Anne Kirkpatrick,Paul Demarco, The Harlem Shuffle, Eddy Youngblood, Don Hopkins, Dave Wray (Frank Bennett), Jim Conway, Paul Kelly, Ed Kuepper, Andrew Clermont, Steve Berry, Graeme Connors, Austentayshus, Ian Moss, Grace Knight, Don Walker and many more.

Paul’s latest ventures see him performing with his one man band; recording his first solo album; Playing at many festivals, ticket shows and a variety of human rights events; continuing work with his “Band Of Gypsys” (The Shuffle Kings); managing, recording and performing shows with founding members of The Angels, John & Rick Brewster in The Brewster Brothers Trio. www.brewsterbrothers.com and the Moonshine Jug & String Band.