Recently highlighted by Talentbanq as ‘The New Generation Of Rock N’ Roll’, Ophelia Ray and Paul Shine have found an electrifying musical and visual connection that seems in equal measure irresistible and unstoppable. Ahead of the recording of their first EP together, they’re joining forces for the very first time, #liveattoulouse
Ophelia Ray & Paul Shine will perform 2 full sets of songs from their original catalogues and a selection of reinvented rock classics backed by a full band. Join them for a Friday night event like no other!
Ophelia Ray’s music has been described by BBC Radio as having a truly unique and powerful sound with similarities to Stevie Nicks, Patti Smith, Siouxie Sioux and Florence Welch. Her debut single ‘Medicine Man’ was featured as ‘Track Of The Week’ by BBC Introducing and Planet Rock Radio.
Ophelia is trained as an opera singer and has a profound interest in mythology and mysticism – the result is a deeply original yet nostalgic brand of sultry rock’n’roll.
‘Serious Stevie Nicks vibes!’ – Wyatt Wendells, Planet Rock Radio
‘Brilliant composition, beautifully sung’ – BBC Introducing
‘This is sophisticated stuff. It demands attention’ – Camden Live
Paul Shine is a singer, songwriter, musician and poet based in London. With a stage presence that blends fiery charisma and a halo of mystic sensitivity, the frontman of rock band Dead Writers has made his fascination for literature a trademark that pervades his captivating music and live performances. His work has often been likened to The Cure, Queen and Manic Street Preachers.
Described as ‘astonishing’ by goth icon Nick Cave, Paul’s fusion of impressive vocals, elegant piano playing, poetic lyrics and dark bohemian aesthetics make up a thrilling experience that instantly drags listeners into a moment of rapture and electric beauty.
‘Darkly romantic with an untouchable coolness’ – MetalPlanet Music
‘Shine’s energy and passion for performing his songs is striking and compelling – he commands attention and you can’t help but be drawn in’ – Louder Than War
‘Vocals that could easily fill a stadium. An instant classic’ – A&R Factory