In this episode of Turning Points, Patricia Killeen chatted with Paddy Sherlock, an Irish musician and prolific songwriter. He has been described as a dynamic frontman, actor, singer, songwriter and trombone hero. A tireless performer, always juggling several exciting projects, he has also been a songwriting and performing member of the famous French Band FFF for more than 25 years. In the interview, he reminisces that he almost missed out on that terrific opportunity.
Paddy needs no introduction to World Radio Paris and many of us living in Paris as he’s been entertaining us in the “City of Light” for the past 30 years and is considered one of Ireland’s coolest and most original artists. As well as discussing why he decided to hang his hat in Paris and his current and future projects, Paddy sang ‘Like a Diamond’ from his 2021 album ‘Dusk’. The album produced by Brisa Roché, for Black Ash Records, and recorded by Jeff Hallam, was a huge critical success. Along with many other accolades, it featured on the front of Rolling Stone Magazine as album of the week. The legendry magazine stated, “The man feasts in an intimate voyage from Tom Waits to Paul McCartney passing through Van Morrison”…
Paddy also spoke about the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, and how tormented he has been since 7 October and the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war. He sang his new song ‘All the World Looks On’, which he wrote for the people of Gaza, for the very first time on radio, during the interview. Another premiere for WRP!