Paul Saint John

Paul Saint John

 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
SoloFolkSinger/Songwriter

Folk Rock Artist and one man band Paul Saint John, combining powerful vocals, driven acoustic guitar, melodic harmonica playing, and bass drum. The Philadelphia based Scottish Singer Songwriter whose 2015 highlights have included the Philadelphia Folk Festival, The New Jersey Folk Festival, various emerging Artist Showcases, In studio Radio performances, Songs played Nationally on syndicated radio, prestigious opening slots and more. Info at www.paulsaintjohn.com

Biography

Hailing from the East Coast of Scotland, an Award Winning Singer Songwriter who quit the UK music business then relocated to the United States. After a 15 year hiatus he started performing live again in the Summer of 2013, already a major name on the Philadelphia Music scene due to his powerful live performance's. His songs have been featured nationwide on syndicated radio networks, Radio stations and Music blogs throughout Europe and North America,and worldwide on internet radio, as well as on promotional release's for Music Festivals, and Music Conference's. His Folk Rock sound is a touch of old school Tom Waits and Bob Dylan mixed with David Gray's songwriting quality and the raw power of The Tallest Man on Earth. Now performing at premiere Music venues in the Philadelphia region and at upcoming Music Conferences and Festivals throughout the East Coast. 2016 could be the breakout year for this Artist who had his critically acclaimed Debut Album - Eleventeen released in August 2013Eleventeen, made Popa's Tunes Top 10 Albums of 2013. This was followed by the upbeat single  Finn McCool, released in February 2014. Having recently signed two publishing deals the aim is to have his music break with TV and Movie going audiences. The EP - Panic Merchant, was released in October 2014, the stripped down four song EP recorded Live on vintage equipment at Kawari Sound. It has already been played on the nationally syndicated Radio show - The International Americana Radio Show, and  WXPN 88.5FM among many others.  The Single - The Great North Road, fusing Americana, Folk, and Country was released in April 2015, followed by the Single - Happy is the Cloud, in August 2015.  2015 has already brought his stunning Live performance's to Radio - ( Nationally Syndicated Shows as well as In-Studio performances  including WSTW 93.7FM, WSMC 90.3FM, WNJR 91.7 FM and featured on Syndicated Radio Show Up Close and Acoustic) Music Festivals - (including stunning live performances at The New Jersey Folk Festival, The 54th Philadelphia Folk Festival, and on standby for NXNE.)  Music Conference's - ( Patriot News - "Concert not to miss" at Millennium Music Conference )  Liberty Music Fest, Cape May Singer Songwriter,and Make Music Philly where he showcased as the main act at the premiere venue.  Press - ( Best of Philly 2014 Playlist , Concerts not to miss, NJ Folk Festival interview ) Pandora - ( his songs continue to find a new worldwide audience through Pandora and Spotify ) Music Showcases -  PHL LIVE, Beta HiFi Emerging Artist Showcase, where only the premiere talent in the Tri State performed. Music Releases - ( All the Kings Horses from Eleventeen was on the April 2015 Compilation Folk America from Altco Recordings ). November 2015 brought regional awareness to his songwriting with the opening slot for Legendary UK Songwriter Al Stewart at a packed out Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville PA. February 5th 2016 brought the release of his EP - By Industry We Flourish. 2016 brings a new Live Sound incorporating kick drum to augment his driven Acoustic Guitar / Harmonica / Vocals.

Lyrics

All the Kings Horses

Written By: Paul Saint John

And I was crying over you
and I was crying……….over…you x2
And I was crying over you
and I was crying ……..over…..you
Everybody knows that the sun will shine
everybody told me that I’d be fine
crying on the floor through the hands of time looking like a man who just lost his mind
we used to be a couple, till I got the call
did some damage with a wrecking ball
you don’t matter, you don’t matter
you don’t matter, matter matter, matter, matter, matter at all.
And I was crying over you
and I was crying……….over….you x2
All the Kings horse’s, and all the Kings men
could not put me back together…….again
Guitar……………
Everybody knows that the sun …………..etc
And I was crying over you………etc x2
All the kings horse’s………..etc
And I was crying over you…………………etc x2

If the Morning Comes

Written By: Paul Saint John

If the morning comes, if the morning comes, will I float away with the tide
if the morning comes, if the morning comes, let me tag along for the ride
Daddy told me I was stronger than the moonshine
mama told me I was brighter than the starlight
if the morning comes ,if the morning comes , let me tag along for the ride
if the morning comes, if the morning comes, will I find a new place to bide
if the morning comes, if the morning comes, or crawl back in this hole so I can hide
Daddy told me I was stronger than the moonshine
mama told me I was brighter than the starlight
if the morning comes, if the morning comes, let me tag along for the ride
time and tide wont wait for you
to do the things you want to do
what if tomorrow never came
if he calls your name
if the morning comes, if the morning comes, let me tag along by your side

Discography

 1. New Album - By Industry We Flourish  set for release February 5th 2016.

2.  Happy is the Cloud  Single released on Lynnewood Records on August 14th 2015

3.  The Great North Road  Single  released on Lynnewood Records on April         11th 2015

4.  Panic Merchant   EP released on Lynnewood Records October 2014       

5.  Debut Album - Eleventeen released on Lynnewood Records August 2013
6   All the kings horses  released on ALTCO RECORDings  Compilation Album - Folk America  April 2015
7. Finn McCool  Released on Lynnewood Records as a Single February 2014
8. All the kings horses  Released on Lynnewood Records as a Single June 2013
9. Pocket Dynamite  Released om Millennium Music Conference Compilation Album February 2013
10. Marry Me  Released on Cape May Singer Songwriter Compilation Album March 2013
11. Summer Anthem for the Downtrodden - Released as Single July 2012

Set List

1. 20 - 30 Minute Showcase - All Original Material
2. 40- 45  Minute Showcase - All Original Material
3. 45 Minute Set - 85% Original  15% Covers
4. 60 Minute Set - 85% Original  15% Covers