PAUL BYROM

SOLO ARTIST

PAUL BYROM

Paul Byrom is often hailed as Ireland’s premier young tenor and with good reason. The Dublin-born tenor began voice study and training when he was just seven years old and later went on to study under the legendary Dr. Veronica Dunne, Ireland’s leading lady of opera and a renowned vocal teacher. He was a professional singer by his early teens and Paul recorded his first album as a boy soprano at 14. His second release, entitled VELVET, was in 2005 and it reached #2 in the Irish music charts. Paul went on to release his Christmas album entitled “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” in 2008, which charted in the Classical Billboard Charts. Paul has also appeared in a “Fair City”, an Irish soap opera and as a finalist on “Celebrity Jigs and Reels” (Ireland’s answer to Dancing with the Stars).

His talent as a tenor has taken him far and wide, and some of the many highlights of his career to date include performing for dignitaries such as Irish President Mary McAleese, Emperor Akihito of Japan and Former Irish President and UN Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson. On Saint Patrick’s Day 2009, Paul had the honor of performing (along with the other soloists of Celtic Thunder) at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama and their guests.

Paul is an avid sports fan and he has also performed at many large-scale and high profile sporting events such as an All-Ireland Final in Croke Park, Dublin, a Six Nations rugby game in Landsdowne Road, Dublin, the world renowned football team, Barcelona and at a Pittsburgh Steelers American Football game at Heinz Field in the US. He is very proud now to be a regular at the TD Garden, for the Boston Celtics basketball team and most recently performed at the Barclays Centre, NY for the Brooklyn Nets.

In 2007 Paul was invited to audition for Celtic Thunder and was promptly selected as one of the five soloists. Fans quickly nicknamed Byrom “The Swanky Tenor” for his suave and romantic style, which is stamped on such numbers in Celtic Thunder as “Remember Me Recuerde Me”, “You Raise Me Up” “Sway” and “She”. Coming into Celtic Thunder from a classical background was a new departure for Paul who not used to his new hordes of screaming fans.

Paul left Celtic Thunder at the end of 2011 to pursue a solo career and his album “THIS IS THE MOMENT” debuted at No.1 on the World Billboard Charts. This was followed by his first solo tour of North America. In 2012 Paul won “Tenor of the Year” award from the Irish Music Association. In March 2013 he filmed his first solo TV special “This is the Moment Live” for Public Television, which he later released on DVD and in February 2014 Paul released his latest CD entitled “Thinking of Home” – a classic tenor’s interpretation of some of the greatest and best loved Irish songs of all time including Danny Boy, The Town I Loved So Well and Dear Old Dublin.

Last year Paul’s latest album THINKING OF HOME reached the top of the iTunes, Amazon and World Billboard Charts and he has just been named for the second time in three years, The Irish Tenor Of The Year by the Irish Music Association.

While Paul continues to tour his solo show in the US and Ireland, he was delighted to rejoin his Celtic Thunder cast mates as a guest artist in their shows in Minot, ND and Thackerville, OK in October 2015. He also returned to the US in December 2015 with his solo tour entitled “Paul Byrom sings the Great Irish Songbook”.

In today's 'sneak peak' from the Home Entertainment Series - season 4 "The history behind the songs", Celtic Thunder's Emmet Cahill takes you to his hometown of County Cavan to explore one of Ireland's Literary Giants, Percy French (Phil the Fluther's Ball & co-wrote 'The Mountains of Mourne'). Just 2 shows left in Season 4 www.stageit.com/CTLive, do you have your tickets yet? ...

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Thank you everyone who attended tonight's very special Stageit www.stageit.com/CTLive with the Celtic Thunder Guys. Everyone at Celtic Thunder is very thankful for your support and encouragement. We bring you tonights 'Home Entertainment Series' opening number and from Its Entertainment on CD bit.ly/2UCncrO - "I Still Haven’t Found What I’m looking for" - Be sure to check out the 10% off ALL of CDs and DVDs at the Celtic Thunder Store with worldwide shipping! - Discount reflects at check-out, no promo code needed! ...

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We hope you enjoyed tonight’s Stageit www.stageit.com/CTLive with the guys, and "the history behind the songs", featuring "Galileo" with Celtic Thunder's Neil Byrne from Celtic Thunder 'Mythology' --->http://bit.ly/30T1mzX. Be sure to check out the entire catalog of CDs and DVDs at the Celtic Thunder Store and save 10% with worldwide shipping! - Discount reflects at check-out, no promo code needed! ...

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Today’s sneak peek is with Celtic Thunder's Emmet Cahill at Ellis Island from the Celtic Thunder 'Entertainment Series' Season 4 - 'The History & Stories behind the songs'. Starting TONIGHT, these Four of the streaming events involve location filming around Ireland with a Celtic Thunder Principal exploring the HISTORY behind the SONGS that you, THE FANS, know so well. All four of the Celtic Thunder Guys will be there watching with you and look forward to ALL of you to joining them on that journey along with more LOCATIONS, HISTORY and STORIES of IRELAND and SONGS.

The Celtic Thunder At Home Series SEASON 4 will run from TONIGHT NOV 24th to Saturday NOV 28th LIVE on Stageit, with a different event each night. Showtime for each event is 7.30 PM ET. Tickets for the LIVE Streaming Event may be purchased here (link to purchase tickets) ---> www.stageit.com/CTLive where you can enjoy from home with family and loved ones.
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