Kirkby musician marks album launch with Costa gig

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Kirkby-based musician Paul Bell is playing an intimate gig at the East Midlands Designer Outlet ahead of the release of his new album next week.

Paul’s fourth album Small Town Boy – a collection of songs rooted in the everyday, but with one eye on bigger things - is out on Monday (2nd December).

The album launch will be marked with a concert at Costa Coffee at the East Midlands Designer Outlet at Junction 28 of the M1, on Friday (29th November), starting at 8pm.

Paul describes the album as ‘expansive and intimate, with lyrics that trace the line between our grand aspirations and daily frustrations’.

He has worked with producers Dan and Matt Weeks to craft an album that is packed with sonic interest. Horns and lap steel combine with Paul’s trademark acoustic and piano, all underpinned by the Weeks brothers’ drums and bass.

At times driving, other times gently shuffling along, this is an album that rewards repeated listening.