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January 2006

30 Jan

Paul has confirmed dates at Pulcinellas in Cleveleys and The Bowerhouse in the Lake District for 2006. See the Gig Page

Paul is performing with Mike Dobie @ Pulcinellas on 17th Feb.


December 2005

31st December

Happy new Year to everyone and thank-you for the support you give me that allows me to do the thing I love most in life for a living!




September 2005

7th September

Paul has signed to play some shows at the Legendary Bistro French which has just re-opened under new management. All the dates are here



August 2005

7th August

Paul and Rob Bee have put a band together to play a benefit for the Ambulance Service in the North Lakes. The band will appear at the festival along with 6 other bands. Details call the number on this website

5th August

Paul has recorded a piece of music for the BBC 2 Series 'The Coast' concerning the loss of the St Annes Lifeboat 'The Laura Janet' and all of it's crew in the last century. The show was broadcast tonight.


1st August

Paul performed at Roy Walker's 65 birthday celebrations along with Frank Carson, The Bachelors, Josie Walker and members of the Black Abbots.

Happy Birthday Roy!


July 2005

22nd July

Paul and Rob Bee have been booked for a series of shows at Center Parks in Cumbria North Lakes.These shows follow a run of shows there in 2004. Dates are on the Gig Page

17th July

Paul performed at The Open Championship at St Andrews in Scotland for members of the R & A Championship Committee and various Golf Luminaries and was rewarded with an opportunity to assist in distance marking the course for the Weekend play in the Open.!


June 2005

19 June

Paul and Ian Parker performed at a charity show organized by the Scotland and Rangers Ex Captain, and current Blackpool FC Manager, Colin Hendry and his wife Denise.

Proceeds were to Preston Royal Hospital.


May 2005

10 May

Paul is planning to be a part of a charity show which will include Ian Parker from The Hollies and should take place in late June.

19 May

Paul is now a fully qualified Pilot, Type Rated to fly all Single Engine Piston Aircraft (Duck!!)


April 2005

4 April

Hi Folks,
If you have a free moment please go visit the Make Poverty History Website and help make a difference. "Nobody wins unless everybody wins"

love Paul



March 2005

10 March

Paul has recorded three new songs which will be available for download in April 2005 and later on CD



January 2005

28th January

Paul played a Charity benefit with Hollies Keyboard player Ian Parker , Rob Bee on Sax, Jason Graham on drums and Brent Forbes on Bass. The show was a stormer and raised over £2000. Plans to repeat the event in October are underway. Thanks to Mike Dobie for the guest spot!!

Here are a couple of pictures from the show


December 2004

31st December 2004

Happy New Year to everybody and my heartfelt thanks for your continued support for me and the music I play.

Lots of love from Paul

3rd - 6th December 2004

Paul went on the Hollies tour for a couple of dates and is now planning a show in January 2005 with Hollies Keyboard player Ian Parker


November 2004

28th - 30th November 2004

Paul Played 2 shows in Marbella and Cartama in the South of Spain in preparation for the big Heads Down boogie that is the Christmas Party Season!!



October 2004

25nd October 2004

Paul met long time hero Jackson Browne who suggested that Paul buy a Taylor Acoustic Guitar!
Ooh! they are a bit expensive but sound wonderful!



September 2004

25th September 2004

Paul is performing solo for Derian House Childrens Hospice.
This is a hospice that does great work for chronically sick children. Check out their website.



August 2004

22nd Aug 2004

Paul played onboard the SS Great Britain with Rob Bee. The spectacular ship is moored in its dock in Bristol where it sailed from in 1845!

15th Aug 2004

Paul is back in Marbella for another show. This time it is a three day stay. Much Better!


July 2004

20th July 2004

Paul played at a 40th birthday party in Marbella and back next day! A bit short but good fun!


June 2004

14th June 2004

Paul has begun recording a couple of 'Standards' with a view to releasing a Gershwin / Cole Porter mini CD


May 2004

10-16 May 2004
Guys and Dolls played to over 2000 people in its run and was a resounding success!

April 2004

Saturday 23rd April
Paul and the cast of Guys and Dolls performed at the Clifton Arms Hotel in Lytham in a Cabaret Version of Guys And Dolls.

March 2004

Tuesday 30th March
Paul will be performing with vocalist Karen Kendall in April 2004 and is currently rehearsing and putting the show together. More duo events are in the pipeline.

Monday 29th March
Paul and the cast of Guys and Dolls are in the last stages of rehearsal for the show and the tickets will be available in april and via this website.

February 2004

Tuesday 24th February
Paul will be appearing at some events in the summer in support of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation. These will take the form of Charity Balls and Theme Nights. This website will keep you posted. You can check out the Foundation here


January 2004

Monday 26th January
Paul and Rob Bee performed at Bobby Ball's 60th Birthday party to Bobby, partner Tommy Cannon and a host of guests from the world of comedy including, Norman Collier, Jeremy Beadle, Frank Carson, Syd Little, Bradley Walsh, Phil Walker and a host of others.
Happy Birthday Bobby!


December 2003

Wednesday 31st December

Hi everybody, It's 6am on New Years Day! and I have just got home from my last show of 2003.
Love and thanks to all of you who came to see me throughout the year.
Your continued support and kindness means more to me than I can ever express.

Happy New Year!!

Love Paul

Friday 19th December

Paul played in the historic Whitworth Hall in the University of Manchester for media giants Astra Zeneca. One of the most acoustically perfect rooms in the country, it has played host to some of the most distinguished academics in history including 15 Nobel Prize winners!

Sunday 14th December

Paul has been chosen to play the lead role in Guys and Dolls!
Paul will play
Sky Masterson, and Pauline Thomas is once again, the leading lady.
Rehearsals start in January 2004 and the show runs from 11th to 15th May 2004.

Friday 5th December

The Chrismas Mayhem begins!!!!!
The Fernlea Party Nights begin tonight and there will be a dozen shows featuring DJ Geza and Paul.
Over 3000 people have booked for the shows.
Heads down and here we go!!


November 2003

Monday 17th November

The Operatic Society that madeThe Pajama Game ,in which Paul played the lead, is producing Guys and Dolls in May of 2004.
Paul has signed up for the cast, and auditions are in December.

Monday 10th November

Paul played a show at the De Vere Hotel in the new 19 Bar. A great venue and one for 2004!


October 2003

Tuesday 14th October

Paul played at Lancaster University with Rob Bee and a couple of Blues Bands. Very earthy! Paul played tracks from Living on the Edge and two new songs, still to be recorded.


September 2003

Monday 29th September

Paul and Rob Bee are confirmed to appear on the 9th October 2003 at The Bower House Inn in Eskdale in the Lakes and all through October in Parc Oasis Whinfell Forest on Wednesdays.

Saturday 13th September

Paul performed at Pleasington Golf Club for their annual Dinner Dance.
At the end of the evening, all 145 guests left the dining room and joined Paul on the 18th Green and sang 'All You Need Is Love' There are little magical moments in this job, you know!


August 2003

Monday 25th August

Paul has been booked to perform at The Bower House Inn in Eskdale in the Lake District. The dates are on the gig page. Rob Bee will be guesting.

Monday 4th August

Paul Dobie and Rob Bee are continuing rehearsals and planning collaborations outside of the confirmed shows at Parc Oasis in the Lake District. The intention is to put together a show of classic rock songs!


July 2003

Monday 28th July

Razzle Dazzle! has it's dress rehearsal on Tuesday 29th July and opens on Thursday 31st July.
Tickets are available by calling 01253 729249.

Thursday 24th July

Paul and the rest of the cast are in final rehearsals for Razzle Dazzle! a Cabaret Review featuring songs from Les Miserables, Chicago! Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Sweet Charity and Oklahoma!
The show also celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Jim Thomas penned Musical "Lorna" featuring the star of the original production Tony Halstead.

Wednesday 23rd July

Paul and Keyboard / Sax wizard Rob Bee played a killer show at the Parc Oasis in Whinfell Forest in the Lake District, performing new material and collaborations ending with a totally acoustic version of Bruce Springsteen's The River.
More dates for October are currently being negotiated. Confirmed dates will appear here.

Saturday 12th July

Paul is in rehearsal with Keyboard and Sax wizard Rob Bee who will be performing alongside Paul at the Parc Oasis show in Whinfell Forest in the Lake District.

Saturday 5th July

Paul played at Ribby Hall Holiday Village Summer Ball and lit the night up with a killer dance set. Guest Vocalist Steve Hall was in wild form!!

Friday 4th July

Paul is performing at Whinfell Forest Center Parcs Oasis every wednesday throughout the summer starting from 16th July till September. Details Here


June 2003

Wed. 25th June

Congratulations to Tony Benedict, Pauls ex Roadie, who now is a fantastic artist in his own right and is performing nightly in "The Kings Of Swing" In the world famous Tower Ballroom.

Mon. 23rd June

Paul played for a group of ex fighter pilots aged from 65 to 88! Some of whom had fought in World War II. A Great Honour.

Mon. 2nd June

Paul is playing a part in the forthcoming Cabaret show produced by the same Company that made The Pajama Game.
Rehearsals will last about 10 weeks. More will follow!


May 2003

Wed. 28th May.

The Woodsmen are planning rehearsals with Sax Player Frank Harrington with a view to playing some groovy soul!!!

Sat 16th May.

The Woodsmen, featuring a suntanned Paul and Jason and sunburned Shaun returned to the Lowther Pavillion and did three dance sets.
Thank you Steve Carr!

Mon 12 th May.

Paul, Jason, Shaun and Paul's brother Mike played live in Frejus in the South of France on a trip to where Paul played and lived in the 80's.
A visit to the Cannes Film Festival followed, but attempts by the intrepid foursome to blag their way into the premier showing of Matrix Reloaded were sadly, entirely unsuccessful.

Thurs 8th May.

The Woodsmen played a charity ball at the Dalmeny Hotel where £1000 plus was raised. Drummer Jason Graham's Grandma came to the show and decided she liked the band after she was told it was us!!!

Thurs 1st May.

Two shows at the Atrium at the Dalmeny Hotel announced:
2nd and 23rd
You can book on the gig page.


April 2003

Saturday 26th April.

Congratulations to Louisa and Matt on getting married and partying harder and later than any of the guests!
The Bride was spotted in search of an open bar, long after the gear was packed away and Paul was contemplating the drive home!!
Have a great honeymoon!!


Monday 7th April.

Paul performed with the Woodsmen at the De Vere Hotel, Blackpool. The band are now a five-piece with new man Len Hampson on keyboards and Mike Withers on guitar.
A list of live shows will appear here in April.

March 2003

Tuesday 4th March.

Paul will be performing in Antonios Restaurant on Saturday 15th of March. This is the first saturday show and so it is a good idea to book early. You can book here.

February 2003

Tuesday 11th February.

Paul will be performing on 7th March at the Atrium in the Dalmeny Hotel as part of the Friday Night Live series of concerts staged there.

Monday 10th February.

Paul has shot a commercial for an IT company! This is the forth in a series of adverts he has done.
The first two have been earmarked for Scottish Television (STV).


January 2003

Friday 24th January.

Paul will be performing on friday nights at the De Vere Hotel throughout Summer 2003. A special date on 18th April 2003 will be followed by nearly every friday in July, August, September and October 2003.

Mike Withers and Woodsmen Jason Graham and Shaun Illson have rehearsed and performed live with Paul.
They are considering more live shows. The band has it's eye on Len Hampson, who jammed on keyboards with them. He may find himself pressganged! Watch this space!


Thursday 23th January.

It's back to the roots night! Paul is performing at The De Vere Hotel in Blackpool for Burns Night!
Following dinner, the traditional Address to the Haggis will be read (and explained to the sassenachs!) by Bill Dobie (Paul's Dad).
Paul will sing various Scottish songs and then
its Hoots Mon for a boogie!
Details Here


Friday 10th January.

Paul is performing with Jason Graham and Shaun Illson of the Woodsmen and Mike Withers for the first time as a band. Mike needs a new 'Woodsman' name. We're thinking of 'Bushy'!

The gig is at The Clifton Arms Hotel in Lytham and is for the Society that produced Cinderella. Many Guest spots are anticipated!


Tuesday 7th January.

Paul is starting to perform in a new venue on Thursday 9th Jan.
It is called Antonios at the Island and is an Italian Restaurant / Bar.
looks like there will be a few dates in the coming months.


December 2002

Tuesday 31st December.

Actually, I am writing this at 4am on New Years Day! I have just completed the 34th gig of December 2002 and I think I might have a few days off!
A million thanks to all the support I got from everybody that came to the shows this year.
Have a Great New Year! and see you in 2003.

Love from Paul

Saturday 7th December.

Cinderella sold out its final performance and has proved the most successfull production in the society's long history. Congratulations to Vikki Cook and Pauline Thomas. Musician wise Jim Thomas , Jason Graham and Paul had a ball!

PS. The wrap party finished at 5.30 am. Richard Cook IS Dr Evil!

The video is now available from here


November 2002

Friday 29th November.

Paul performed with Gwen Dickie from the 70's legends Rose Royce of Car Wash fame! What a voice! 'Wishing On A Star' was chilling. Roger De Courcey and Nookie Bear provided the comedy.
Happy Birthday Howard.

'Cinderella' has it's first performance Tuesday 3rd December. Break a leg cast!
Woodsman Drummer Jason Graham is providing the percussion.


Friday 15th November.
Working on the remix and Re - Release of "Living On The Edge" and have added some additional vocals to a couple of the tracks. Release date now looks like the middle of December.

'Cinderella' rehearsals are going well with the cast into their last weeks of rehearsal. Paul and Jim Thomas are finalising the music.


October 2002

Saturday 19th October.
Congratulations to Michelle Sheard
who celebrated her thirty-tenth birthday at Green Drive Golf Club!
A splendid time was had by all and Paul was joined onstage by ex Gasp and Sensible Shoes guitar / vocalist Alan Jones.

Friday 18th October.
The 'Living On The Edge' Album originally released in 1995 is being re - packaged, re - mixed and prepared for it's first release on CD.
(It was only released on tape when it came out at first)
It will contain two new songs which were written by Paul at the time but not recorded.

Release date will be in mid November and the CD will be available from here.

Monday 14th October.
The new website is launched today! You can now find Paul Dobie information at www.pauldobie.co.uk
This will contain all the up to date news on activities and events. www.pauldobie.com has also been purchased and will be live in the next week.
Watch this space for more!

Friday 11th October.
Rehearsals for Vicki Cook's production of Cinderella are progressing and Paul and Jim Thomas are rehearsing the music with the cast.
The talented and sparkling Emily Cook and Sarah Appleton who played Paul's daughter in Carousel are playing the Prince and Cinderella.
Ex Touch The Pearl frontman Kev Scholes is Buttons!
Call Vicki on 01253 726553 for tickets.

Wednesday 2nd October.

Paul is performing in front of an Imitation Ice Rink to a couple of hundred ice - skaters!
After careful consideration it has been decided to put the show on the stage area which is six feet above anyone who could go careering into all the equipment due to lack of skating skills!
The show is on Saturday 5th October. (Check out the gig page)


September 2002

Friday 20th September.

Paul is playing at Pulcinellas Restaurant on Saturday 21st September.
This is a great venue and the info is on the gigs page.


Monday 16th September.

Paul In performing at the Atrium Restaurant of the Dalmeny Hotel on Friday the 27th of December 2002. ( 01253 712236 for Bookings & Info)
This is Paul's first show there since the beginning of the year and has a great atmosphere.


Friday 13th September.

Paul performed at the venue for the upcoming Pantomine 'Cinderella'.(Paul is playing the music for the panto.)
As there were many cast members in the audience, Paul played a few songs from the show including a spirited rendition of 'Come What May' sung by Emily Cook and Sarah Appleton a.k.a. The Prince and Cinderella.
Thanks to Richard Cook for handling CD sales on the night!


Tuesday 3rd September.

Paul has recorded an 'Unplugged' CD in response to requests from people at the acoustic shows. Details are here.
It's a snip at £5.99.


Monday 2nd September.

Paul performed at the Blackpool Illuminations Switch on Party at the De Vere Hotel on Friday 30th August.
There were 360 invited guests and Darius Danish popped in for a bop and a chat. A splendid time was had by all. At the show paul was asked to perform at the Reebok Stadium home of Bolton Wanderers Football Club.
Negotiations are in progress.


August 2002

Sunday 25th August.

Paul has been asked to perform as part of the Blackpool Illuminations Switch on Party at the De Vere Hotel. Paul will be playing with Ronan Keating, The Sugababes, Toploader, Darius Danesh and The Bootleg Beatles. We will get some pictures for the website after the show.


Monday 11th August.
Paul played in Lincolnshire at a 40th birthday party on saturday night and as the weather was good it was decided to do it al fresco!
During the first set Paul was interrupted by the arrival of a surprise Ice Cream Van! It was fun to watch people trying to dance with a beer in one hand and a Mister Whippy with a flake in the other!
Further interuptions were created by the arrival of a nearly naked man covered in foam from the outdoor jacuzzi that one of the guests had poured four bottles of shampoo into!
The hardy perennials were still boppin' at 5am but it was decided to end the party at 5.30am as nobody wanted to frighten the postman and the milkman!
Commiserations to Mason and Rose 'Eval Kaneval' Cole who wrote off their caravan on the way home from the party!
Paul escaped on Sunday afternoon and pictorial evidence of this gig will appear on this page soon!
Thankyou Jo and Rob.


Thursday 8th August.
I am writing this at midnight on Thursday 8th August.
The Woodsmen
and myself have recorded three songs for the debut Woodsmen CD.
The tracks are 'Make Me Smile (Come up and see me)' 'Moondance' and 'Weather with You'
Most of Friday 9th August will be spent on the mixdown and the rest of the tracks recorded next week.
The CD should now be ready for release early in September 2002 so watch this space.

Time for bed now! Gnight!


Tuesday 6th August.
Paul and The Woodsmen are recording tracks for their debut cd on Thursday 8th August.
Songs include stage favourites, 'Big Yellow Taxi', 'Make Me Smile (Come up and see me)' and the fabulous 'Drift Away'
All songs feature on the live video and a release date for the CD will be announced in September 2002.


Monday 5th August.
Paul Played live with The Woodsmen at the bandstand at Stanley Park In Blackpool on Sunday 4th August.
The show was filmed live.
Watch this space as the video will be posted on this websit
The second that the band hit the stage, it stopped raining and the sun came out. Two seconds after the show, the heavens opened and the audience bolted!

It's a sign!

Thursday 1th August.
Paul is performing in Lincolnshire for a lot of this month but you can catch him at The De Vere Hotel on Friday 23rd and 30th of August.
This is a new venue for Paul but judging from the reception at the debut performance in July, this one will run and run!
For details call Cameron Scott on 01253 893999


Thursday 1th August.
Rehearsal have begun in earnest for Cinderella! A great cast and some fab music which Paul is furiously learning including Come What May from Moulin Rouge. No doubt, a few songs from the show will be sneaking into Paul's repertoire.

July 2002

Paul has been asked to play music for the forthcoming production of Cinderella in December 2002.
The show is produced by Vicki Cook and the musical director is Paul's leading lady from The Pajama Game, Pauline Thomas.

This will reunite Paul with Composer / Arranger Jim Thomas who taught him so much when he was starting out in music.


Sunday 28th July.
Paul played at Thornton Yacht Club on a sunny, Sunday afternoon and over half of the audience were listening to the music out on boats in the adjoining estuary!


June 2002

Carousel sold out on 5 of its 7 performances, playing to over 3000 people.
Paul and Alison both got great reviews for their performances as did Paul Atkin and the nimble Sarah Appleton.
Joan Aitchison was her usual brilliant self singing You'll Never Walk Alone better than the Kop!

More about Carousel here

May 2002

Paul Dobie is in the final rehearsal for his debut at Lowther Pavilion
Theatre in Lytham in the musical Carousel.

He is taking the role of Billy Bigelow, the central character of the show. Carousel is produced by Rosie Withers who is the wife of sometime partner in crime & music, Mike Withers.
runs from 25th May 2002 until 1st June 2002.
Along with the fabulous Alison Chard as Julie and a fantastic cast, the show is set to be the big summer hit!

Tickets are available from Pat Deardon on 01253 343882

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