Photo Coverage: Paul Byrom Returns to New York City with Concert at SubCulture
Hailed as one of Ireland's premier tenors, Paul Byrom performed at SubCulture: Arts Underground 45 Bleecker Street in New York City (www.subcluturemewyork.com) on Thursday May 1, 2014 one year after recording his first solo TV special for PBS, "THIS IS THE MOMENT LIVE" to a very appreciative audience of fans and family. David Shenton accompanied Paul Byrom on piano. Check out photos below!
The concert was a mix of many styles of music that Paul has performed over the years starting with his church days back in Ireland, his early solo career, his days with Celtic Thunder and now his new solo career.
This show was a very intimate concert where Paul regaled the audience with stories to go along with the variety of songs. He also talked about his work with GOAL which is an international humanitarian organization that now has offices in New York City and is a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization.
Paul Byrom became a professional singer at the age of 12 when cast in his first opera with the National Concert Orchestra of Ireland and recorded his first album "The Golden Voice" as a boy soprano at 14. His second release, entitled VELVET, was in 2005 and reached #2 in the Irish music charts. His talent as a tenor has taken him far and wide, and some of the many highlights of his career to date include performing for many dignitaries such as Irish President Mary McAleese, Emperor Akihito of Japan, and most recently for the President of the United States.
In 2007 Paul became one of the original soloists in the show Celtic Thunder. Fans of Byrom quickly nicknamed him "The Swanky Tenor" for his suave and romantic style in performing, which is stamped on such numbers as "Remember Me, Recuerde Me" and "She
Having left the production of Celtic Thunder to pursue a solo career, his album "THIS IS THE MOMENT" debuted at No.1 on the World Billboard Charts. This was followed by his first solo tour of North America, highlighted by a stop at the State Theatre for his PBS special and DVD recording in March of 2013. Byrom was named Irish Tenor of the Year by the Irish Music Association in 2012
Photos: Genevieve Rafter Keddy