Pictured below with Gothic Icon and former BAUHAUS vocalist and frontman PETER MURPHY after his show at the Shepherds Bush 02 in London in October. Excited by the possibility of co writing what would be the 10th collaborative album since LOVE HYSTERIA in 1988.
A new installation piece by artist JONATHAN MCCREE and contemporary dance company NEW MOVEMENT COLLECTIVE and curated by SIM-SMITH.COM opens 6th October for 1 month. This features 5 new pieces of instrumental music and experimental sound collage written by Statham for the dance performance and also to function with the work during normal exhibition viewing. Seen below are pictures from the opening and Statham in Turin working on the upcoming April 2017 exhibition with jonathan MCCree and fellow artist Jo Dennis.
The music featured in the exhibition. feel free to download or share.
The new RIGHT SAID FRED album ‘EXACTLY’ has a release date of March 2017 and features 6 co writes/co productions. Interviewed after the showcase gig by ‘THE SUN’
September 2016 saw a trip to Turin with artists Jo Dennis and Dido Hallet as the “British’ artist’s in a 28 artist joint exhibition at Acca-atelier. Statham made a video/music installation using the homeless man’s voice from Gavin Bryars famous composition 'Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet ‘ coupled with a montage of Christ on the cross imagery with archive news footage and a 7 minute instrumental ambient piece to accompany.
Pictured below at the reception for the exhibitoon with Jo Dennis and Dido Hallet
B-Movie are supporting legendary KRAFTWERK member WOLFGANG FLUR in Birmingham on Friday 11th November 2016
The new video for the lead single ‘Another False Dawn’ brom the B MOVIE album “CLIMATE OF FEAR” is featured below.
Became a module leader for ‘writing for commission’, lecturing once a week at the prestigious BIMM London songwriting academy.
New albums in Spring 2016 come from his earliest collaborations. Both B-MOVIE and PETER MURPHY have released new material/albums “CLIMATE OF FEAR “ & “WILD BIRDS LIVE TOUR on US label Cleopatra.
"Cuts you up” , Murphys breakthrough US single, (also featured on his new Live album) has been used in the latest series of US hit TV show AMERICAN HORROR STORY (featuring Lady Gaga) and runs for a full 2 minutes in the final episode.
Spent most of 2015 getting more involved in the University lecturing roles and adding to the role at Leeds College of Music of Senior Lecturer that of ‘Visting Professor”, and taking on Post Graduate students one day a week. Also increased responsibilities at Solent on the BA songwriting module and various external lecturing at Bath Spa Uni, University of East London and similar places including BIMM London.
Finished 10 tracks with RIGHT SAID FRED which have formed the basis of a soon to be released new album.
Co writing with former GIRLS ALOUD singer NICOLA ROBERTS.
Completion of a new B-MOVIE album “CLIMATE OF FEAR” to be released in early 2016 on US label Cleopatra records.
Commencement of a 2nd DARK FLOWERS album with various artists (inc JIM KERR , DAVID J, and CATHERINE AD) and some as yet undisclosed new artists.
The song "Kill or Cure" featured on the European top 15 album BIG MUSIC from legendary art rockers SIMPLE MINDS.
A plan to release a selection of instrumental music and soundscapes that have featured in various installations and galleries is underway.
Continued cowriting with Warner Chappell artist DEVON WRIGHT.
Back writing with former X Factor winner MATT CARDLE (pictured below at Pauls home studio.) Previous co write included the single "its only Love” from Matts top 10 album THE FIRE .
Played a one off festival in Meschede Germany with the original line up of his first band B-Movie. Featuring
Steve Hovington (Vocal,Bass), Rick Holliday (Keyboards), Graham Boffey (Drums) and Paul Statham (Guitar).
Will be a featured guest at the Coda songwriting workshop in the New Forest in late August.
A track cowritten with Danish electro artist HANNAH SCHNIEDER entitled "Wild Geese" will be featured on her as yet untitled new album out very soon on Sony Denmark.
New track Kill Or Cure , written with SIMPLE MINDS frontman Jim Kerr will feature on their upcoming new Album .
Was made a visiting Professor of Music by Leeds College of Music.
TINA ARENA album “RESET” has UK Autumn release.
Writing with Universal Music artist IRENE FORNACIARI , daughter of legendary Italian singer Zucchero !
Wrting with former X factor contestant MELANIE MASSON toward’s her debut album.
Singer songwriter ED DREWETT debuts on Britains Got Talent with his own song Blink. Ed has written songs for THE WANTED, OLLY MURS & “best song ever” for ONE DIRECTION. Paul and Ed wrote together for a year as Ed developed his sound and style before he signed to Warner Chappell 4 years ago. Ed is back in the studio with Paul in June.
Continued writing with RIGHT SAID FRED has resulted in the track “dont make me laugh" entering in the U.S North West Dance Music charts at no 9. A video is being filmed for the Radio Edit version of the song. 3 tracks are also in the upcoming new British comedy film “Meet Pursuit DeLange” where the Freds also have healthy cameo roles !
Continued writing and development with new Warner Chappell signing DEVON
A co written track, destination unknown, with one of Australia’s most successful singers TINA ARENA is featured on her new no 1 Australian album RESET.
Paul’s co written track Acciaio with NOEMI from her no 1 Italian album Made in London will be released soon following her sold out Italian tour. The video below is not the official video which should be released shortly
After a year of writing in development with 18 year old artist DEVON WRIGHT, she signed to Paul’s publishers WARNER CHAPPELL music in February 2014. This is great leftfield pop (London Grammar, Kate Bush and Lana Del Ray are definitely referenced !). See below with Mike Sault (right), Warners head of Music and Paul.
The track written with Italian artist NOEMI called ‘Acciaio’ is featured on her new album Made in london which has debuted at number 1 in Italy in its first week !. The song will be the single from the album too. See below
His cowritten song with Dido “Here with Me” which became her breakthrough hit single around the world opens up her new album
DIDO -Greatest Hits
A song cowritten with JIm Kerr “Kill or cure” is being recorded by legendary rock band SIMPLE MINDS for possible inclusion on their up coming new album.
Pauls own project “The Dark Flowers’ an alternative country ambient project has its album”Radioland” released in the US and features vocalists Jim Kerr,(Simple Minds) Shelly Poole (former Alisha’s Attic), Dot Allison (Massive Attack) and Peter Murphy (former Bauhaus) amongst others. A new video for “When Stars fall” featuring Shelly Poole was recorded in January and will assist in the albums US promo.
5 songs written with RIGHT SAID FRED including the new US single “ Dont make me laugh “ which is picking up great reviews in the US dance charts. Another track “Joanne” is shaping up as the single in Germany.
Radioland the debut album from Pauls project THE DARK FLOWERS gets it US release on November 5th. The first review is below and says just about everything that you should know about it !
Has produced an audio installation piece for an exhibition at Castello di Monticello d’ Alba in collaboration with artist
Jo Dennis. The exhibition also includes artists Jonathan McCree and Tim Garwood. Below is an audio excerpt
Written 10 tracks with new young artist in development DEVON WRIGHT.
Writing with the Italian artist Noemi (winner of the Italian X factor and star of the Italian Voice).
A new co written single “ Life Without You” with LYDIA BAYLIS is now out and received its first play on GRAHAM NORTONS Saturday radioshow on BBC 2. The video for the track below.
Joined the staff at Leeds College of Music for a once a week appointment as compositional tutor on the Popular Music Composition course.
Continued writing on the pop front with both PETER ANDRE (pictured in the studio with Paul)
and RIGHT SAID FRED (pictured below in East Dulwich with the fabulous Scarlett and Phillipa our backing vocalists for the day !)
RSF have signed a major deal to the German based company Bauer Media Group so expect the new songs to be released very soon.
Paul featured on the latest PETER ANDRE series "My Life". Filmed writing with Peter at his East Dulwich studio and an interview by ITV to accompany.
Writing with 90's international act RIGHT SAID FRED on new material.
Continued writing with X-Factor winner MATT CARDLE following the success of Matts top 10 album "The Fire" which featured the co written single "its Only Love".
Paul's own project THE DARK FLOWERS released its first album RADIOLAND to great critical acclaim in Jan 2013 on lojinx records. Featuring an array of left field artists that Paul has worked with on their repective solo careers and including JIM KERR (SIMPLE MINDS), DOT ALLISON (MASSIVE ATTACK), PETER MURPHY (BAUHAUS), SHELLY POOLE (ALISHAS ATTIC), KATE HAVNEVIK, CATHERINE AD & mercury prize nominated HELICOPTER GIRL.