Leading a new generation of soulful crooners, Paul Loren is a singer, songwriter, producer and consummate entertainer.
A native New Yorker, Paul was raised on the rich legacy of soul, classic pop, and the Great American Songbook and in those musical idioms he feels most at home. Taking elements from early R&B, jazz and Brill Building pop, he crafts his music with an ear towards timelessness.
“I started singing at 3 years old along with the little 45rpm records my mom would play and start ed playing piano at 4 years old. The voices I remember most and identify with are Ray Charles, Frankie Valli, Sam Cooke, Sinatra, Aretha, Otis, and Tony Bennett. Growing up in New York, Billy Joel was also a big influence.”
This last year has been a breakthrough year for Paul as he performed on his first National Tour in support of Brendan James, opened for “The Temptations” as part of Stamford’s Summer Concert Series “Wednesday Night Live”, and sold out Joe’s Pub at the Public in NYC multiple times. Paul was also selected by Jennifer Lopez to perform at her Birthday Gala in Las Vegas, was a featured artist at the AAA Radio Convention in Boulder Colorado, and shared the stage with Paul Shaffer, Queen Latifah, and Christie Brinkley at Target’s launch event for New York Fashion Week. Paul’s appearance on “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” showcased his talents for millions of viewers; with a winning song and viral video to boot. In addition, Paul landed his first television sync on NBC’s “Mysteries of Laura”, performed on the Nationally Syndicated Radio Show America Weekend with Ed Kalegi, showcased at the headquarters of the world-renowned Leo Burnett Ad in Chicago and had the unique honor of performing at the legendary STAX Museum in Memphis Tennessee.
Paul’s upcoming EP release, “Selections from Leisurely”, is being recorded at his “Five & Dime” studio in Brooklyn on old magnetic tape machines and features world-class live musicians. His debut single “All By Myself” was supported by radio stations Lighting100 in Nashville, SiriusXM’s The Pulse, WCOO/Charleston and KPND/Spokane, among others. He is now preparing to release what will be the second single from the EP, titled “I Know A Place.”
"The new track started out as a simple folk song,” says Paul. “There's an optimism that runs through the heart of the tune--which I believe in--it moves me every time I sing it.” In support of the new release, Paul will be performing at Rockwood Music Hall and at Joe’s Pub at the Public in NYC. He also has the privilege of partnering with The Ryan Seacrest Foundation at their Children’s Hospital in Dallas, Texas where he’ll be playing new music for children and their parents at a special concert this holiday season.
2018 promises to be another milestone year as Paul is now poised to capture the attention of an even greater national audience.