"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)
Paul Gilbody's organic blend of Acoustic Groove and Neo-Mellow regularly draws comparisons to the likes of Seal, Sting and Jason Mraz.
A gifted singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Paul’s first love was piano, but on discovering Prince and Jimi Hendrix, guitar became his obsession and he later added electric bass, double bass, drums, harmonica and others as his passion for music and songwriting evolved.
As a vocalist and highly sought after session player Paul has recorded and featured on numerous albums and performed around the world at many leading venues and festivals, including touring with KT Tunstall and opening for the legendary Tom Jones.
As a solo artist Paul has received glowing responses to his live performances including 5 star reviews from renowned New York magazine, Broadway Baby, describing him as ‘alternative rock/folk that divulges into jazz and funk...genuine and heartfelt with a rustic charm...Paul Gilbody is dynamic whilst graceful’. His first solo EP ‘Eponymoose’ sold out at live shows, with his follow up single ‘Ricochet’ garnering airplay on BBC Radio Scotland.
Paul’s highly anticipated debut album ‘Untwined’ was produced by the legendary John Wood who worked with Nick Drake, John Martin, Pink Floyd, to name a few. It was Paul’s authentic talent that encouraged Wood to produce the album, reminiscent of the artists he’d worked with through the years.
With his poetic, reflective and sometimes playful (check out his amazing song ‘She Loves Sushi’) lyricism, combined with incredible musicianship and song-writing skills, it is little wonder why Gilbody is championed by the likes of John Wood.
Recorded live in the studio, with an outstanding 7-piece band and string quintet, ‘Untwined’ is a heartfelt call to life and never giving up. The latest single, 'Angels' Share' includes guest vocals from renowned folk singer/songwriter Adam Holmes and was released on February 26th 2021.
Angels' Share has already received airplay on BBC Radio Scotland.
"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)