Celtic Thunder's Paul Byrom Releases Solo Album THIS IS THE MOMENT; Plays B.B. Kings in NYC, 9/21


Celtic Thunder has been one of the great musical phenomena of the past decade. Since their debut in 2007, the Irish vocalist supergroup has conquered the world, becoming PBS favorites and topping the world music charts in the U.S. and top concert attractions everywhere. Original Celtic Thunder vocalist Paul Byrom decided in Fall of 2010 to leave the group, in order to re-locate to the States and launch his worldwide solo career with a new solo recording. The resulting album, THIS IS THE MOMENT has been released and is available online and at all shows. It has become the No. 1 download on iTunes.

Byrom's concert tour will take him to the New York area on Sept 21, 2012. He will be at B.B. Kings Blues Club and Grill. The show starts at 8PM and tickets are available through the B.B. Kings website and Ticketmaster.com.

"Getting to tour the U.S. with a new album as a soloist is the ambition of a lifetime. America has always been very welcoming to Irish singers and performers, possibly because of the large amount of Irish-Americans," Paul says. "After four years of laying the groundwork with Celtic Thunder it is great to get out on my own and show the full range of what I do."

As a classically trained singer, Paul Byrom brings his spectacular voice to an impressive range of material on THIS IS THE MOMENT, which includes semi-classical material, Irish-inflected song and unique interpretations of popular songs as diverse as Bette Midler's "From A Distance" to a unique ballad interpretation of The Beatles "All My Loving." Two compositions by songwriter/producer/recording artist extraordinaire Phil Coulter, who was musical director/composer for Celtic Thunder and whose songs have been recorded by Sinead O'Connor, Van Morrison and Elvis, among others, are highlights.