B-Movie continued, after the run of Spanish sold out dates, with 2 new live shows (19th Nov) London 'The Lexington' and (25th Nov) Nottingham 'The Chapel Old Angel' both sold out! The band premiered a new Steve Hovington composition 'Lost'.
Paul & Shelly's venture SPPS Songwriting Workshops and Retreat's held another sold out weekend of Nov 03/04 in Arnhem Holland at the wonderful Lil' Heaven Studios. 18 people enjoyed a weekend of themed songwriting with Paul & Shelly as mentors. Visit the website linked above for more information
B-Movie came back to Spain for 2 sold out shows in Zaragoza and Valencia. The. band played better than ever with new keyboardist Keith Phillips now installed as a permanent member
Paul returned to Lake Vinuela in Spain for the 4th time this year as a mentor for The Songwriting Academy for 2 September retreats. The first with regular host and friend Paddy Byrne and the legendary Nashville songwriter Sharon Vaughn on the 3rd September and on the 23rd September with the Academy owner and songwriter Martin Sutton and again with Sharon Vaughn. Much fun on both with great songs being penned!
Paul along with SPPS partner Shelly Poole held the 1st of their weekend workshops at SAFO studios for 36 people over 12/13th August 23. It was a real success with some great songs written and the warmth from everyone who participated was fantaststic
More to come on weekends in October/November/December
B-Movie returned to Meschede Germany for. their annual headline slot at the Chillin at Lake Hennesee on 21st July 23 with new keyboard player Keith Phillips completing the line of of the original 3 members Steve Hovington, Graham Boffey and Paul
More information on SPPS below
Paul, together with friend and fellow songwriter/producer/artist Shelly Poole has started a new venture to deliver creative songwriting workshops and retreats. These will be themed and create a safe and inclusive writing space for attendees to fully express themselves. Under the banner of SPPS (We are sure you can work it out!) Paul & Shelly will deliver 1st class creative songwriting workshops and retreats using their shared knowledge from running retreats across the world.
Continuing the Summer songwriting retreats for The Songwriting Academy. Again with Shelly Poole and TSA leader Martin Sutton at this one. Fabulous students, live performances every night !. Again, like last year big Paul would like to say a big Thanks to Shelly for organising his birthday cake n all birthday related things
Paul was back in Southern Spain, at Lake Viñuela near Velez Malaga in his continued role as a mentor for The Songwriting Academy.
He has spent increasingly more time in the last year as a 1-2-1 mentor to Academy students and along with his good friend and occasional co-writer Shelly Poole and fellow songwriting mentor, Paddy Byrne, had a fantastic week mentoring and writing/performing every day.
Pilgrimage And Memory is a new ambient album from Paul Statham layering 28 tracks of audio mostly taken from the Camino de Santiago, an 800km Pilgrims walk across Norther Spain. Available to stream/download and with an accompanying video that can be downloaded from this site. A vinyl style CD with original artwork/signed is also available from the Bandcamp link below
From the 22/04/23 to 29/04/23 Paul returned to the remote Scottish peninsula of Knoydart for the 2nd time, again with fellow mentor Shelly Poole. It was a sellout and a success being highly enjoyable with some greatsongs written and performed live in the local community hall on the last evening!
The video for both tracks from the installation Pilgrimage And Memory below and links to download/stream