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World Music Star to perform in Whitianga

Paul Ubana Jones is so much more than one man with a guitar. He is a conjuror of unique and original songs, rooted in primal Blues and Soul, and Whitianga will be able to witness that brilliant talent on Friday, 15 march at Monkey House Lounge & Cabaret, courtesy of Beat Fairy Productions. 
 |  Kaspur Franke  | 

The list of accolades for Paul is long: An intimate soulful performer, an acoustic guitar sensation, winner of three New Zealand Music Awards, Paul Ubana Jones was born in London to a Yorkshire mother and a Nigerian father.

Paul was playing the guitar by the age of eleven. After graduating from a London Music college, where he studied guitar, cello and composition, Paul began to forge the solo acoustic style that he has stuck to and developed over the years. In the late seventies Paul based himself in Provence, Southern France, and toured all over Europe and North Africa and USA.

In the late eighties Paul and his family moved to New Zealand, which is still their permanent home. He has continued to perform internationally, to growing acclaim. Four decades as a professional and nine albums later, he continues to perform throughout New Zealand, Australia, Europe and the USA. Paul has shared the stage and toured with the best: BB King, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Crowded House, Tuck and Patti and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

He has delighted festival audiences at the Dublin Blues Festival, Byron bay Blues festival, Vancouver Island Folk Festival, Blues at Bridgetown and many others in Europe, along with starring at WOMAD.

“The most exciting Electro Acoustic Artist to visit our shores.” – Good Morning News, Santa Monica

Paul’s three decade career has seen him crossing continents and recording eight albums of mostly original songs.

Get your tickets: Tickets are already selling fast, so make sure you grab them from Eventfinda/Whitianga Isite/or in advance from the Monkey House, 18 Coghill St. They are $40, reflecting the prestige & international acclaim of this performer.    ubanaj@gmail