Wine Spody Ody….
How to have a smile put on your face: Have Paul Lamb arrive at Resonance Studios wearing snakeskin boots with a bottle of red wine in his hand. Now here’s a man who knows what he likes , knows what he is doing and definitely knows how to have a good time! Its very clear that this man is completely dedicated to music and has an absolute drive to always be improving, which after listening to the sounds he got out of his harp , seems near impossible.I have had some great harp players on my show all with very individual styles but Paul created such sweet notes that it was like a bird singing. The way that Chad (guitar/vocals ) and Paul melded together was pure magic.Giving each other room to show off their chops while still being sensitive to the songs showed that these two have enormous respect for each other and the artists who’s songs they cover. Most working class Northerners I know never take themselves seriously but they do take what they do seriously,that vibe from Paul merging with Chad’s South London boy easy charm makes for a great mix.
Paul had some very funny stories to tell from his day’s starting out which he can recall so vividly it was very easy to get a real feel of what it must have been like.
My over riding thought of spending time with Paul and Chad was that there’s two men who discovered at a young age a passion for music, away to express themselves through their instruments and have stayed true to themselves, kept on their own path. Many a man would be very envious of that.
It makes perfect sense why their duo CD is called “Going down this Road “. If you are lucky enough to have them at a venue near you, don’t stay in and watch your box set, go and be part of what musicians do best when they do what they love and that’s put a smile on your face.