The Paperboys Bring Their Latin & African Rhythms to The Atkinson  this Summer

The Paperboys Bring Their Latin & African Rhythms to The Atkinson this Summer


For the past 15 years, The Paperboys have been selling out venues throughout the globe, without the aid of major labels or commercial radio play.

It is word of mouth and independent print and radio that have fuelled the success of this band. This has made it possible for Tom and co to take musical chances and expand their musical horizons. Although there are many common threads and themes on their albums, not one of their 8 CD’s sound the same. It is a sign of a band with a musical curiosity that won’t rest on past success or a formula.

The Paperboys play at The Atkinson on Wednesday 15 July at 7.30pm and are supported by English singer-songwriter Dan Webster.

The band’s latest CD, ‘Callithump‘, is a perfect marriage of all the different styles The Paperboys play. Producer Joby Baker captured the essence and the energy of the band in a way not done before. The infectious hooks of the horns blended with the lyrical sounds of the fiddle and flute, make for a melodic delight, while the influences of Latin and African rhythms make the groove on this album truly dance worthy. An absolutely outstanding band we challenge anyone not to like.

“One of the most exciting bands to come out of the folk-roots corner…the most exuberant record I’ve heard in ages…breathtaking.” fRoots

“Astonishing eclectic folk-rock from acclaimed Canadian quintet.” Mojo

“A mix of Eagles laced alt-country, Tower of Power horns and gospel choirs, reminiscent of early Elton John and Van Morrison.”
Americana UK
They are supported by seasoned English singer-songwriter Dan Webster, influenced by sounds and storytelling traditions of American and British Folk music (in its broadest sense), Americana and Rock and Roll.
Americana UK described him as ‘A Hybrid of Damien Rice, Seth Lakeman and Tom McRae’. Webster just writes what he feels, in his words “it’s just about the music, there’s no plan when I’m writing, there doesn’t need to be, writing is about honesty, we connect with real experiences and real emotions in music”.
His new self produced release for 2015 The Tin Man is the pinnacle of his work to date. It explores folk, country and rock and roll across the album fusing these styles throughout the body of the work.
Webster’s delivery sits perfectly within English folk and American styles through rock and roll to Country/Americana and beyond. Copies of his CD’s will be available to purchase on the night.
Tickets are £8 / £10 doors and can be booked online at or by calling The Atkinson’s Box Office on 01704 533333. Tickets are also available over the counter.

For more information, images or to arrange an interview please contact Emma Lloyd on 0151 934 2129 /
The Paperboys
Wednesday 15 July
£8 /£10 doors

*Please be advised that there is a £2.50 booking fee for telephone and online sales.

The Atkinson
Lord Street


Posted on 6 July 2015 under General news

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