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Paul Ubana Jones

Paul Ubana Jones has forged his own contemporary style, influenced by blues, rock, folk and jazz.

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A national treasure. Paul Ubana Jones is a conjurer of unique and original songs rooted in primal blues and soul. An intimate soulful performer, an acoustic guitar sensation, winner of three New Zealand Music Awards, Paul Ubana Jones was born in London to a Yorkshire mother and a Nigerian father. Paul was playing the guitar by the age of eleven. Four decades as a professional and nine albums later, he continues to perform throughout New Zealand, Australia Europe and the USA. Paul has shared the stage and toured with the best: BB King, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Crowded House, Tuck and Patti... He has delighted festival audiences at the Dublin Blues Festival, Byron bay Blues festival, Vancouver Island Folk Festival, Blues at Bridgetown and many others in Europe. “A national treasure; Paul Ubana Jones is so much more than one man with a guitar. He is a conjuror of unique and original songs, rooted in primal Blues and Soul.” “The most exciting Electro Acoustic Artist to visit our shores.” - Good Morning News, Santa Monica "Paul Ubana Jones earned his own standing ovation with utterly distinctive guitar style. I can only describe it as part Ritchie Havens, part Andres Segovia and part Ravi Shankar. That’s right, he closed his set with a raging Indian raga that was as dazzling in technique as it was inventive in composition." - Jim Kershner - The Spokesman, Spokane, USA.
U2 One
Paul Ubana Jones Rest in my Arms
Paul Ubana Jones Give it All
Paul Ubana Jones The Owl and the Moon

Reviews

Paul was a fabulous introduction to the concert. He is a true musician who manipulates his hands at high speed to produce impact guitar between his husky verses. Paul Played a couple of songs with Keb Mo and had his name planted in that timeless line.

IRENE CHAPPIE | THE DOMINION

Paul Ubana Jones took to the stage for 25 minutes of acoustic bliss. His soulful voice, sprightly guitar agility and enthusiasm made this the most inspired performance of the evening but then he had the hardest job and the most to prove. his latest CD 'Blessing & Burdens' is well worth checking out. In another country he would be a national institution!

SIMON SWEETMAN | SIMON SWEETMAN

Opening act Paul Ubana Jones earned his own standing ovation with utterly distinctive guitar style. I can only describe it as part Ritchie Havens, Part Andres segovia and part Ravi Shankar. That's right, he closed his set with a raging Indian raga that was as dazzling in technique as it was inventive in composition.

JIM KERSHNER | THE SPOKESMAN

Unquestionably the best thing to happen to the New Zealand entertainment scene for a long time.

GARY MCCORMICK | GARY MCCORMICK

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U2 One
Paul Ubana Jones Rest in my Arms
Paul Ubana Jones Give it All
Paul Ubana Jones The Owl and the Moon