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FiddleBopper Paul Stevens

Now with added beard! Paul on keyboard: a sunny day, summer 2020 Keyboard wizard Paul Stevens

The wonderful playing of FiddleBop's keyboard wizard Paul Stevens is fluent, rhythmic, blues-soaked, soulful... chock-a-block with "Gypsy jazz zing: updated"!

And while Brecon-based Paul may not come of Gypsy stock, he is a well-travelled wandering troubador. Born in Wales, Paul has played keyboards in many bands, and in even more countries. Europe, Asia... even the high seas (one of the least exotic occasions being a rendition of the "Moonlight Sonata" on the Southampton to Brittany ferry).

And the man has green fingers too! Paul's lovely garden

Nowadays, Paul is equally at home playing jazz, blues (a thread which runs though much of his playing), ska, rock and pop. He sings too, both solo and in harmony. And he plays guitar, and composes... Paul loves to make music. If you are in Brecon, you might catch him participating in a jam session or an open mic session. Or playing with FiddleBop!

Paul, shaved. Brrrr, chilly!

And when he is not tickling those ivories, you can find Paul in his favourite Brecon pub, or relaxing in his colour-filled and productive urban garden (we loved the beans, thank you Paul).

But no matter where he is, the chances are that Paul is thinking about music. Not long ago, he had his beard and hair shaved for charity. Throughout the scissoring, you can be sure that Paul was tapping his feet to some inner beat...

Go, Paul! Encore une fois!

Gypsy jazz zing: updated!