Paul's new venture, Paul da Vinci's 60's 70's Explosion, features a kicking band of seasoned session men who can really sing and play. The hits, plus a wide range of classic music, (Motown, Swing, Rock and Pop) from the 60's and 70's and featuring his amazing 3 and a half octave voice, and the showmanship you would associate with such a seasoned professional. Standing Ovations and sell-out shows are a regular occurrence.
Paul Da Vinci started his musical career as a session singer, doing demonstration records for major songwriters, Tony Macaulay, Don Black and numerous others, pitching to artists like Tom Jones and The Hollies. He sang on numerous major advertising campaigns: British Airways, Smiths Crisps etc. He then went on to appear on albums by guitarist Gary Moore, Ringo Starr, David Essex, Jeff Wayne's album Spartacus, and an album "Dear Anyone" by Don Black and Geoff Stephens. He appeared on Top of the Pops with Justin Hayward ("Forever Autumn") and Elton John ("I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues").
In the 70's he had solo success as the legendary original voice on The Rubettes' world-wide number 1 "Sugar Baby Love", and his self produced and composed top 20 UK and European number 1 hit "Your Baby Ain't Your Baby Anymore". In the 80's he had a hit with Tight Fit, "Back To The 60's pt II" and has sold over 8 million records world-wide. He has also starred in the West End production of The Who's "Tommy" to rave reviews ("Truly Exceptional " - Time Out). and opened for two nights with his band for the legendary Fats Domino at The Royal Albert Hall.
Paul has recently played to capacity audiences at The Strode Theatre, Street and headlined The Somerton Arts Festival, and he is also performing in a wide range of venues, including intimate music venues, corporate, hotels, private functions, parties etc Paul has featured as a starring act on P&O Cruises, QE2, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean and has just returned from performing in Munich with the 15 piece Swing of Life Orchestra.
In 2015 Paul headlined at the Bavarian Film Awards and Narhalla Gala at the prestigious Bayerischer Hof Hotel in Munich.
"Just wanted to say a massive Thank you! We had a fab weekend – Paul Da Vinci – WOW! He blew the campers away, first standing ovation we’ve had at that show!"
- Mortons Media Group Ltd
"I am a very regular visitor to Warners – especially Alvaston Hall and I felt compelled to send you an email regarding Paul da Vinci and his band. I think he rates as probably the best live band that I have experienced during many (always enjoyable) hotel breaks with Warners. I know the standard is generally high – but this band were exceptional. This is not just my opinion – I have never heard so much positive feedback from all the other guests that experienced this splendid performance. I also had the pleasure to meet Paul da Vinci after the performance; this band is top notch!!"
"This show was great! What a voice! Every band member was lovely and really friendly. Both sets were great with fantastic vocals and multi talented musicians. Guests already booked up again for next year! Can't wait to have them back with us."
- Guest Experience - Alvaston Hall Hotel, Crewe Cheshire - November 2017
- Sue, Warner Hotels, Bourne Leisure
"Paul Da Vinci's 60s 70s Explosion Show were fantastic to work with:
- General Manager - Alvaston Hall, Crewe Cheshire
Fast set-up and sound check
Professional and slick musicians
Had the dance floor full
Standing ovations throughout the show
In all, just brilliant!!"
"I just have to say it was a real pleasure to see and hear Paul da Vinci and his incredible band at Cricket St Thomas in Somerset last night. Vocal heaven for me, what a fab night, the audience absolutely loved it, such a great performance."
- Lynsey Simon
Still... to this day... THE best voice in the music industry."
- Jackie Kelly
"Truly exceptional" - Time Out
"Superb microphone singing" - The Daily Telegraph