Paul Poulton is a British singer-songwriter, guitarist and writer. Born in West Bromwich, West Midlands, UK, he has released fifteen albums, eight singles and four books since 1989. That year Paul did over a hundred performances in his first year on the road as a Singer/Songwriter. He tours in the UK and US, appearing at a variety of venues. His song "Flaky People" was played extensively by Mid-West American radio station WQRP in the late 1990s.[1][2] The song talked about flaky leaders who fool around, which became poignant at the time of the Bill ClintonMonica Lewinsky scandal.

Paul Poulton
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Background information
Birth namePaul Stephen Poulton
Born(1956-07-03)July 3, 1956
OriginWest Bromwich, West Midlands, England
GenresRock, gospel, R&B
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, singer, author
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
Years active1989–present
LabelsBig Feet Music, Chapel Lane, Word, Temporary Music.

Paul performs as a solo performer with an acoustic guitar and also with his band the Paul Poulton Project. He is noted as a skilled guitarist.[3] He talks between songs about life, human idiosyncrasies, faith, God and philosophy. He is known as an apologist for Christianity in which his discourses are liberally seasoned with humour.[4]

A CrossRhythms Magazine review of "Fallen People on a Fallen Planet" said: "Paul’s great strength is that he crafts songs that say more in a stanza than most songsmiths can manage in an album".[5]

Music critic Peter Dilley wrote for Christian Music magazine, saying:

". . . a skilled lyricist. . .he examines human waywardness – offering hope . . . after exploding secular values with devastating effect. " [6]

Phantom Tollbooth said: " It’s like Dante and Bunyan in guitar-funk form. ".[7]

A sample of Poulton's music may be found on Spotify and other music sites - "Paul Poulton" or "Paul Poulton Project".

A book written by Paul Poulton called "Genesis for Ordinary People" was published in November 2014. The book is subtitled "Unwrapping the First Book of the Bible" and follows the storyline of Genesis from the viewpoint of a modern person who is interested in the subject. Reviewer Robin Thompson writing in Never For Nothing said, "Paul... using a mix of apologetics, hermeneutics and a knack for communicating complex ideas in an accessible way, manages to cut through some of the misinformation and, dare I say, misinterpretation, the latter of which has not been confined to secular circles."[8] A web site has been set up where Poulton has answered a few questions raised by the book.[9] A follow-up book entitled "Exodus for Ordinary People" has been published in August 2016. The American publishers Wipf and Stock are publishers of all Poulton's books including the 2018 book "God and Primordial People" and "Fishing for Praise" published in 2008[10]

Poulton has written for a number of sites and magazines including Cross Rhythms, the online edition of The Baptist Times, British Runner magazine and HeartBeat The Magazine[11]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • I Think I'm Being Followed (1989 Big Feet Music/Temporary Music)
  • Fallen People on a Fallen Planet (1990 Chapel Lane)
  • Fallen People on a Fallen Planet (1992 Word Records)
  • Fallen People on a Fallen Planet (Euro Mix) (1993 Chapel Lane)
  • Body And Soul (1995 Chapel Lane)
  • Soothing Saul (1996 Chapel Lane)
  • Little Boy EP (1998 Chapel Lane)
  • Flaky (1998 Temporary Music)
  • Angel (2001 Temporary Music)
  • Affected (2005 Temporary Music)
  • Grooves 4 Scrooge (2008 Temporary Music)
  • Dumb Dogs (2008 Temporary Music)
  • Looking For Someone To Blame (2009 Temporary Music)
  • Too Twitchy (2010 Temporary Music)
  • Some People Believe Anything (2011 Temporary Music)
  • Words (2013 Temporary Music)
  • Heaven (2018 Temporary Music)

SinglesEdit

  • "Too Many Things To Worry About" (2008 Temporary Music)
  • "Wade in the Water" (2012 Temporary Music)
  • "Get in the Spirit" (2012 Temporary Music)
  • "Revelator (The Apostle John)"(2014 Temporary Music)
  • "Stronger" (2014 Temporary Music)
  • "Mistakes I've Made (Acoustic)" (2015 Temporary Music)
  • "Distracted" (2016 Temporary Music)
  • "Worker" (2018 Temporary Music)

BooksEdit

  • "Fishing for Praise" (2008 Wipf and Stock)
  • "Genesis for Ordinary People" (2014 Wipf and Stock)
  • "Exodus for Ordinary People" (2016 Wipf and Stock)
  • "Genesis for Ordinary People - Second Edition" (2017 Wipf and Stock)
  • "God and Primordial People" (2018 Wipf and Stock)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grooves, Scrooge & The Effects of Sin: Paul Poulton talks about his new albums". Crossrhythms.co.uk. 12 December 2005. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Artistes' bios". Newchristianmusic.co.uk. Archived from the original on 29 April 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  3. ^ Davis, Sam (20 August 2010). "Paul Poulton Interview". Guitar Jar. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Review: Dumb Dogs – Paul Poulton Project". Cross Rhythms. 6 October 2007. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  5. ^ Review of Fallen People at crossrhythms.com
  6. ^ "CH". Christianherald.org.uk. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Paul Poulton Project – Some People Believe Anything – The Phantom Tollbooth | The Phantom Tollbooth". Tollbooth.org. 13 November 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  8. ^ "Never For Nothing". Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  9. ^ "Home - Genesis for Ordinary People". Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  10. ^ "Wipf and Stock Publishers". Wipfandstock.com. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  11. ^ "HeartBeat the Magazine". HeartBeat the Magazine. Archived from the original on 8 December 2006. Retrieved 10 November 2012.

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