MUSIC MATTERS- A Saga for the Age - The Coventry Observer

MUSIC MATTERS- A Saga for the Age

Coventry Editorial 8th Feb, 2024   0

COVENTRY Music Museum curator Pete Chambers BEM writes for the Observer. 

A Saga for the Age

Valentine’s Day is a few days off but the shops are of course already selling their red plastic tokens of romance wherever you look.

However, you may want to forget such shows of affection and download for your loved one a beautiful slice of clever romance in the shape of the new song from Paul William Gibson entitled ‘A Saga for the Age’.

A while ago I said of Paul: ‘great songs, intelligently written’ and I have no reason to change that view with this great new track.

Powerful vocals and harmonies, great musicianship and strong production, what’s not to like?

It truly is a great song – nothing slushy or overtly romantic, just a guy keen to take his love on a journey into the visions of his mind juxtaposing their love story with some other famous ‘lovers’.

This follows his 2023’s album ‘These Elusive Days’, which was recorded with renounced producer Ben Haynes (Kezia Gill etc).

The song is an upbeat country-influenced track, that name-checks several famous and notorious romantic couples.

It is produced, recorded and mixed by Ben Haynes.

Recent appearances at Warwick Folk Festival, Art in the Park and EcoFest among many others, as well as support from BBC Introducing have cemented Paul’s reputation as an engaging live

performer and an exciting emerging songwriting talent.

A Saga for the Age will be available on all digital platforms from February 14.

Visit to follow Paul William Gibson.

Project Overload

Project Overload may be a young band aged between 14 and 19, but already they have been on the bill at three Godiva Festivals, headlined at the HMV Empire and played many times at The Tin Music and Arts, where they have been part of Coventry Music’s Live on Stage project since 2017.

Having had their first play earlier this month on BBC Music, their debut album ‘New Beginnings’ (produced by Mason Le Long from Batsch) was released last week.

I hope the band are extremely proud of this new album, because they should be. It is stacked with great songs that have a edge to them thanks to vocalist Holly Dark who has one of those voices that can adapt and change to any song she is singing.

This is a rare exciting talent and even at this early stage, I feel that she and this superb band will be an emerging talent from the city. This album is a joy to listen to it really should be on your download list.


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