Paul Freeman played The Enterprise in London in February 2012. In an era of airbrushed Brit School/X Factor graduates attaining fame and fortune by the age of 18, only to find themselves washed up and forgotten by 21, it's a relief to come across a "new" artist with proper experience behind him, a little history, both a backbone and a backstory.
Paul’s songs are impeccably crafted, both rich and well-rounded. As with the music of his favourite artists - Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty - you listen to them with the knowledge that here is someone who has, in the very best sense, lived. He's been through the mill, had highs and lows, and come out the other side. That he brings it all to bear in such an understated fashion is testament to his talent.